Who is Kevin O’Leary and what is his net worth 2018? Kevin O’Leary is the co-founder of O’Leary Funds, he is also a TV personality, an author from Quebec, Canada. He appeared in 2 Canadian series, Dragons’ Den and Redemption Inc. He was also on the Discovery Channel’s series, Project Earth. Kevin is the author for 5 books, Space Corp. Special Forces I The Darkness of History, Saving Democracy, Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life, Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them, and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money.
Terence Thomas Kevin O’Leary was born on July 9, 1954, in Montreal, Quebec. He is a Citizen of 2 countries, Canada and Ireland. Kevin’s father has origins from Canada and Ireland while his mother had a Lebanese and a Canadian origins, and that’s the reason behind Kevin’s 2 Citizenships. His parents were in Lebanon, living in a small village before they immigrated to Canada. Kevin’s parents got divorced when he was young, and just after a few months his father died.
After his maternal grandfather passed, his mother had to run the business her father owned. Kevin was living with his mother back then, she was emotionally struggling, and she remarried an Egyptian expert in economics. Kevin’s new stepfather was treating him well, he took him all over the world when he was travelling a lot because of his work.
After a while his mother died, and that’s when Kevin found out that his mother was a hard worker and a very successful businesswoman. In 1977, Kevin got his B.A in environmental studies and psychology from the University of Waterloo, and after 3 years, in 1980, he got his MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Western Ontario.
In 1990, Kevin O’Leary married Linda O’Leary, and they are still together now. They have a son and a daughter, Trevor and Savannah. Kevin’s son Trevor, works as a DJ player and a music producer, he has his own online website, https://trevoroleary.com/. Kevin and Linda had some problems in 2011 that got them to apart from each other, but in 2013 they managed to get back together and they are still together now. The family now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
After his mother’s death, Kevin worked in many jobs just to get on with his life. When he was in school he wanted to be a photographer but his stepfather told him that it’s not a good field for money. After school, Kevin got his B.A and MBA. In the second year of his MBA, he went to an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks called “Nabisco” for a 4 months internship, he was a manager’s assistant for a brand line they had.
After that, he decided along with 2 of his friends who were studying with him in the MBA classes to start an independent TV company to produce sports programs and they named it “Special Event Television”, the company was very successful but after a while, Kevin decided to sell his ownership to one of his 2 friends for $25 thousand.
After that, in 1986, Kevin started his own company for software products, he named it “SoftKey”, and in 1990s the company made a lot of profits that in 1995, it acquired another company called “The Learning Company” and changed Softkey’s name to The Learning Company. That success went unlimited and acquired another competitor back then, the company’s name is “Broderbund”, and that doubled the profits, but after that that whole company was sold to Mattel.
In 2003 Kevin became the investor and director of “Storage Now”, but after a while he sold all his shares. In 2008, Kevin decided to have his own company that is concerned in yield investing, he named it “O’Leary funds” that is now “O’Leary Financial Group”.
Kevin O’Leary List of Books Authored
• Space Corp. Special Forces I The Darkness of History (published in 2006)
• Saving Democracy (published in 2006)
• Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life (published in 2011)
• Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them (published in 2012)
• Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money (published in 2013)
Net Worth of Kevin O’Leary
In Kevin’s youth days, he sold the ownership had in the TV production company “Special Event Television” for $25 thousand. After that he had “SoftKey” which was so hard for him to build, he even had to lend 10 thousand US dollars from him mother to establish it, but this company made Kevin a millionaire, and after acquiring 2 companies, “The Learning Company” for $606 million US dollars and “Broderbund” for $416 million US dollars, Kevin decided to sell the company to Mattel for $4.2 billion US dollars.
After a while and in Kevin’s career with “Storage Now” he sold all his shares for $4.5 million US dollars. Now with O’Leary Financial Group, Kevin O’Leary net worth is more than 450 million.
Kevin O’Leary is a very successful businessman from Canada, he’s the co-founder of O’Leary Financial Group. He is now living with his family in Rosedale, Toronto, Canada. Kevin has a B.A in environmental studies and psychology and an MBA in entrepreneurship. When it comes to his career, it seemed like he had a clear roadmap that he was just walking in, but in fact none of what happened with him through his career was planned.