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Kevin O'Leary

Repeat entrepreneur, chairman of O'Shares, bestselling author, and Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate.

Kevin O'Leary's success story starts where most entrepreneurs begin: with a big idea and zero cash. From his basement, he launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, Kevin moved to headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge.

In 1999 Kevin sold his company to the Mattel Toy Company for a staggering 3.7 billion dollars, one of the largest deals ever done in the consumer software industry. To keep his money working hard, he took control of his wealth from his lackluster money managers and founded his own mutual fund company, O'Leary Funds. He raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors who share his "get paid while you wait" yield oriented, value investing philosophy. As a star on Shark Tank and a regular contributor to ABC and CNBC, he shares his tips and tribulations with a national television audience and turns The Street upside down in the process.

He recently launched O’Leary Financial Group, a group of brands and products that share Kevin O’Leary’s guiding principles for business, including honesty, directness, and, above all, great value.

Kevin is also a bestselling author, photographer, guitarist, and wine expert!

You can follow Kevin on Twitter (@kevinolearytv), on Facebook ( or at
Dear Premier Wynne: I Would Have Fired You Long Kevin O'Leary

Dear Premier Wynne: I Would Have Fired You Long Ago

Thank you for your letter. I have been writing you for a while now and was getting worried you were never going to write back. I'm getting involved in the Conservative leadership race because I can't stand watching incompetent politicians destroy my country. You and Justin Trudeau are two of them. Rachel Notley would be the third.
01/23/2017 11:01 EST
It's Time to End Canada's Pipeline NYSE

It's Time to End Canada's Pipeline Circus

I have come to the conclusion that this decision is too important to leave in the hands of short-sighted federal, provincial and municipal politicians. Nor do I want to leave it to the oil industry or other lobbyist or environmental groups to decide. I want the ultimate decision to be made by the people of Canada, all the people, every single one.
09/14/2016 10:31 EDT
The federal budget is overflowing with

The federal budget is overflowing with risk

On federal budget day, those of us that work in the financial service industry are busy. We tear into the budget document looking for major changes in tax policy, estimates for GDP growth, sector hand...
03/28/2016 10:41 EDT
Five Business Lessons From Steve AP

Five Business Lessons From Steve Jobs

A lot of people have said a lot of great things about Steve Jobs. And for good reason: he built the world's second-most valuable company, with billions in profits and products that have improved every aspect of our lives. But Steve didn't get there by being a soft, fluffy, Kumbaya-type leader.
10/08/2011 08:38 EDT