Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary

Formal First Name
Terence Thomas Kevin (Kevin)
Nick Name
Mr. Wonderful
7/9/1954 - present

Kevin O'Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares Investments and Beanstox. He is a well-known venture capitalist who also became a sought-after host and personality on a range of shows, including Discovery’s Project Earth, CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and ABC’s Shark Tank. Distinguished by his straightforward approach and financial acumen, O’Leary is considered to be one of the most successful business entrepreneurs in North America today. He is also the author of three bestselling books where he shares his insights on making, saving, and growing money.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • O’Leary was born to a middle class family.
  • He learned most of his business intuition from his mother who taught him key business and financial insights from an early age. 
  • He lived and was educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France, and Switzerland
  • He is an avid guitarist, photographer and author
  • He is on the investment committee of Boston's prestigious 200-year-old Hamilton Trust.
  • He is a regular contributor on CNBC
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


  • Special Event Television, an independent production company producing original sports programming.
  • SoftKey Software Products, the first Software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the Software industry. 
  • Storage Now, a leading developer of climate-controlled storage facilities. 
  • Stream Global Services, a BPO company focused on the growing outsourcing business services market.
  • O'Leary Fine Wines, an award-winning wine label