2021 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics; Ford Professor of Economics at MIT
“Mr. Wonderful” to millions of fans, speaker Kevin O’Leary is just as successful before a camera as in a boardroom. The Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank star is a legendary venture capitalist, sought-after business speaker and bestselling author. Events seeking an unforgettably riveting, candid, and insightful keynote address find their ideal speaker in Kevin O’Leary.
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A born entrepreneur, business speaker Kevin O’Leary is one of the world’s most recognized and respected financial experts. As a public speaker, Kevin O’Leary offers live audiences the bracing, entertaining, and highly informed observations for which he has become so well known.
The son of a UN official, Kevin O’Leary spent his childhood traveling the globe. Returning to his native Canada, he earned a BA with honors from the University of Waterloo and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario. A stint as a television producer encouraged him to co-found his first company, Special Event Television.
Always alert to opportunity, O’Leary founded Softkey Software Products in 1986 and grew it into a tech giant. Thirteen years later, at the height of the dot-com bubble, he authored a masterstroke by selling SoftKey for $3.7 billion. His investment in StorageNow Holdings proved another enormous success.
O’Leary’s business savvy made him rich; his candor and charisma made him a star. In 2006, he appeared in the first season of the CBC’s Dragon’s Den as one of five venture capitalists. Three years later, he helped launch the show’s US version, the overwhelmingly popular Shark Tank. His frank yet amiable approach has made him one of the most popular investors on each show.
Through O’Leary Ventures, O’Leary continues to build on his remarkable track record. His portfolio emphasizes environmentally friendly investments; O’Leary often refers to himself as an “eco-preneur.” He is also the bestselling author of several books on money management for couples and families.
Kevin O’Leary, one of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs, reveals the secrets that made him rich, and shares his personal advice for readers from every walk of life. Kevin describes his incredible journey, from his sometimes difficult childhood to the way he built his first company, managed personal pressures, and ultimately achieved remarkable success. His advice is engaging and practical – and will help those who read it become the best entrepreneurs and business people that they can be. Topics cover business, money and life, including: How to find your calling and turn your talents into a profitable venture; building a dream team; transforming adversity into opportunity and making and growing your business–and your money.
Kevin O’Leary will take you on a behind the scenes look at his two hit shows, Dragons’ Den & Shark Tank. He customizes every presentation for his audience to bring unique business information to each event. He’ll share entertaining and insightful outtakes from his TV shows – video’s you can’t see anywhere else, along with a current economic overview and how it relates to your industry, and finally he’ll be a ‘secret agent’ for your industry with insights into how your industry is performing, where the innovation is coming from and more. All based on a content review of your industry prior to the event.
With candor and unmatched business smarts, Kevin O’Leary draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of finance, investing, economics and business to discuss a variety of topics. How, for instance, will the global recession affect a myriad of industries, including your own, and what can you do to protect your company, and come out stronger than ever? Razor sharp and quick on his feet, O’Leary pulls no punches in his enlightening and timely talks.
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