Kevin O'leary - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Kevin O'leary
Nick Name: Mr. Wonderful
Profession: Entrepreneur
Best Known For: Shark Tank (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $400 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 9, 1954 (age 69)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Terence Thomas Kevin O'Leary
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Terry O'Leary
Mother's Name: Georgette O'leary
Siblings: 1

Shane O'
Leary (brother)

High School: St. George's School
University: Stanstead College, University of Waterloo, Ivey Business School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, Lebanese)
Nationality: Irish, Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: March 17, 1990
Wife's Name: Linda O'lear
Children: 2

Trevor O&rsquo
leary (son)
Savannah O'
Leary (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.77 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 83 kg (182.98 lb)
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Kevin O'leary?

Kevin O'leary is a businessman, author, TV personality by profession, and Canadian, Irish by nationality. He is well known for his appearance on Shark Tank, Project Earth, and Dragons' Den and is the co-founder of O'Leary Funds and SoftKey

Kevin O'leary – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Kevin O'leary’s birth took place on 9 July 1954 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was born Terence Thomas Kevin O'Leary to his father Terry O'Leary, a salesman, and his mother Georgette O'leary, a small-business owner and investor. 

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a brother named Shane O'Leary. After his parents divorced they were raised by their mother and step-father.

Kevin O'leary with his mother (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Kevin O'leary attended St. George's School, Stanstead College, the University of Waterloo, and Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. 

His ethnicity is Irish and Lebanese.

Kevin O'leary – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Kevin O'leary married his girlfriend of six years Linda on March 17, 1990. He and his wife have welcomed two children together- son Trevor O’leary and daughter Savannah O'Leary. 

But their marriage broke down in 2011 resulting in separation. They were in the process of getting a divorce when they decided to reconcile. 

O'leary has revealed that he has implemented strict business practices on his children. When flying, he flies in first class while his children fly in business class. He even has plans to cut off his children financially after college so that they will “go make it on your own.”

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Kevin and Linda O'leary celebrate  their 28-year wedding anniversary (Instagram)

Kevin O'leary- Career


After completing his internship at Nabisco, he worked for a brief time as a television producer. With Scott Mackenzie and Dave Toms, Kevin O'leary co-founded Special Event Television (SET). 

After selling his share of SET, he started a company in a basement in 1986 called Softkey Software Products, which published and distributed CD-ROM-based personal computer software for Windows and Macintosh computers. He sold the company to Mattel Toy Company for $3.7 billion in 1999.

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He has also worked with other companies. In 2003 Kevin O'leary became a co-investor and director at StorageNow Holdings and joined Genstar Capital in March 2007. A year later in 2008, he co-founded O'Leary Funds Inc. and currently is the company's chairman and lead investor while his brother works as a director. 

Moreover, he has also founded O'Leary Ventures, O'Leary Mortgages, O'Leary books, and O'Leary Fine Wines.

Kevin O'leary (NBC)

TV appearances

Over the years Kevin O'leary has also had appearances in numerous shows including Dragons' Den,  Shark Tank, The Lang and O'Leary Exchange, Celebrity Jeopardy, and Discovery Channel's Discovery Project Earth.

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Kevin O'leary – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be over $400 Million while his annual salary is not known.

Kevin O'leary – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Kevin O'leary is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with a large following. He also has a YouTube channel with around 40k subscribers and an official website -

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