The Canadian entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary was born on 9 July 1954. This 58 years entrepreneur has interest diversified in many field including venture capital, investment, and associations with many TV shows.
O’Leary was born in Mount Royal, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. He had very humble start; O’Leary started a software company in the basement of a small Toronto home along with partners John Freeman and Gary Babcock.
His mother provided the seed investment of about $10,000, which he used to start software publisher SoftKey. The company later became The Learning Company and merged with Mattel in a deal worth nearly $4 billion.
In 2003 he became co-investor and a director in Storage Now, a developer of climate controlled storage facilities. Kevin is also part of Genstar Capital Strategic Advisory Board and serves on the executive board of the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
In January 2008 he co-founded O’Leary Funds Inc. O’Leary is the chairman of O’Leary funds, a $1.5 billion mutual fund company and star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank.
The self-proclaimed billionaire has estimated net worth somewhere about $300 Million as per the sources against the perception of billions. He does not feature in list of top 100 richest people in Canada 2011(canadianbusiness.com) which has listed the Jodrey Family at 100th position with $600 million.