Kevin O'Leary Interactive Trader
Kevin O'Leary is a Canadian entrepreneur worth over $3 billion. Kevin O'Leary is also popularly known as a venture capitalist, as well as a television personality. Kevin O'Leary was born in Montreal, Quebec and later went to Nepean High School in Ottawa, Ontario.
For college, he attended the University of Waterloo in Ontario, where he got an honors bachelor degree in Environmental studies and psychology, which has nothing to do with where he would end up in life. He would go on to get his MBA, which he received from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 1980.
Kevin O'Leary started his career working as the assistant project manager for Nabisco Brands but later left to pursue a career in television, as he always had a passion for being in the spotlight, as you can see on his current television programs.
Later in his career, Kevin O'Leary would find software publishing company, SoftKey. The company would go through various mergers and acquisitions, and later become known as The Learning Company, which is where he would take the role of President.
Where Kevin O'Leary made his fortune, is when The Learning Company would be sold to Mattel in 1999 for $3.7 Billion. Kevin O'Leary would then leave Mattel, as he didn't like the way the company was doing things, and have doubts about the success of the company.
Kevin O'Leary also has a lot of other accomplishments in both his personal and business life. In 2003 he became an investor in a company called Storage Now, which is one of the leaders in storage facilities, specifically climate controlled facilities. On top of his various business endeavors, Kevin O'Leary is also a member of the executive board at the Richard Ivey School of Business, at the University of Western Ontario.
His television career started off as the co-host of "Squeezeplay," which is featured on the Business News Network, which is the main business specialty network in Canada. O'Leary also is working as the entrepreneur and co-host for the Discovery Channel's "Discovery Project Earth." Discovery's Project Earth is a new program, which helps reduce global warming in innovative and new ways.
His television career also includes being the co-host on the Canadian show "The Lang and O'Leary Exchange" on the CBC News Network. He is also a venture capitalist on the show Dragon's Den, which is the Canadian equivalent of its American's counterpart, Shark Tank.
These shows allow up and coming entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to venture capitalists, for an investment opportunity.