Shark Tank is the hit entrepreneurial show on ABC with 13 seasons under its belt. The show’s introduced viewers to outstanding new products and business owners, as well as some stellar guest panelists. From guest shark celebrities like Kevin Hart to moguls like Richard Branson, there have been a ton of wise personalities that have given advice and made deals in the tank over the years. Get to know more about all of the guest sharks below, including who they are, what episode(s) they appeared in, and what companies they invested in.
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|2×01, 2×02, & 2×07||Toygaroo, First Defense Nasal Screen, and Tippi Toes|
Mark Cuban has been a regular Shark on the Shark Tank panel since his season 2 debut. After selling two of his companies, he made millions and billions of dollars. He owns Magnolia Pictures, an indie/foreign film distributer, and used to own theater chain, Landmark. Mark’s also a majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team.
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EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 3×02, 3×04, 3×05, & 3×12 ReaderRest, M3 Girl Designs, Show No, Air Cork – Wine Balloon, and Nail Pak
Lori Greiner has been a regular Shark on the Shark Tank panel since her season 3 debut. Known for being the “Queen of QVC,” she’s created more than 600 products and holds 120+ patents. Lori founded For Your Ease Only, a product development and marketing company, where she produced her first invention, an earring holder, and made $1 million in sales after the first year. She’s known for being “warm blooded” on Shark Tank, and is very philanthropic.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 2×04 & 2×06 Hillbilly Brand and Hydromax
Jeff Foxworthy is a comedian, host, and a guest panelist on Shark Tank during season 2. Given his redneck background, and how he made that lifestyle into a brand, it made sense that he wanted to invest in Hillbilly Brand, an apparel company for truckers. But, that deal fell through; Jeff’s deal with Hydromax, a hydration system for athletes, went through, although the business is no longer active. Currently, he hosts Sirius XM’s Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup with Larry the Cable Guy.
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EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 5×07 Tree T-Pee
John Paul DeJoria is the co-founder of renowned haircare brand, John Paul Mitchell. In addition, he and two colleagues founded Patrón Tequila. Now, he has his own foundation, raising millions of dollars to help protect people, animals, and the environment. It all goes along with his beliefs about giving back, because there are people less fortunate than he was, even when he was in poverty as a child.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 5×16 The Cookie Dough Cafe
Steve Tisch is the only shark to hold two Super Bowl rings and an Academy Award. The former is due to the fact that he took over as co-owner of the New York Giants; the latter is for Forrest Gump winning the award for Best Motion Picture. Steve’s dad Preston owned 50% of the team until his death, then it was passed down to Steve. Studying film in college led him to produce movies with stars like Farrah Fawcett and Tom Cruise.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 6×10 & 6×29 Shark Wheel and Kitchen Safe
Nick Woodman is best known for being the founder and CEO of GoPro, an action camera. His company is connected in the sports genre, and later developed video editing software for users. Now, he lives in California with his wife and 3 kids. In 2013, Nick won the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the retail and consumer products; in 2014, he accepted an Emmy Award on behalf of GoPro for Technology and Engineering.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 7×03 Foot Cardigan
Troy Carter is known for managing some of music’s biggest names, including Eve and Lady Gaga. In addition, he’s founded and co-founded companies like Coalition Media Group and Erving Wonder, respectively. Troy and his wife Rebecca have 5 children together. In 2011, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Lady Gaga’s HBO special, Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 7×01 & 10×02 Beebo & Slyde Handboards
Ashton Kutcher is an actor best known for his role in the FOX sitcom That ’70s Show, and for films like Dude, Where’s My Car? He created and produced the prank series Punk’d, as well as served as its host for the majority of the seasons. Ashton’s had two marriages, one to Demi Moore from 2005-2013; he’s been married to second wife Mila Kunis, who was actually his 70s Show co-star, since 2015. As a venture capitalist, Ashton and his firm, A-Grade Investments, have invested in companies like Spotify and Airbnb.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 7×06, 7×14, 7×17; 9×07 Rent Like a Champion
Chris Sacca is an entrepreneur and investor who owned the investment firm Lowercase Capital. In 2017, he announced he was retiring from venture capital to launch a podcast, act in TV, and raise his kids with his wife. But, he made a resurgence in 2021 with Lowercarbon Capital, a firm focusing on climate. Now, he’s back to investing in start-ups, and has a net worth of 1.2 billion dollars as of 2021.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 9×06, 9×16, & 9×18; 10×05 & 10×11 Sonnet James and The Kombucha Shop
Sara Blakely is the founder and sole owner of Spanx, the worldwide famous undergarment brand. In 2006, she founded her eponymous foundation, which has used millions of dollars to empower girls and women everywhere. Sara lives in Atlanta with her husband and 4 kids. She invested in products like Sonnet James and The Kombucha Shop because they are led by female business owners and strive to produce quality products that can help people live their best lives.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 9×01 & 9×10 Locker Board
Richard Branson is the founder of the Virgin Group, which has more than 400 companies under its belt. His first major business was the chain of Virgin record stores, which later grew to include a record label and airline. You may have heard of the phone company, Virgin Mobile – that was a part of his overarching company too, until it was acquired by Sprint and succeeded by Boost Mobile. Richard is one of the most prominent people in British culture, with a net worth of $5.2 billion.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 9×08 & 9×24; 10×08 & 10×10 Yumble
Bethenny Frankel is known for starring in The Real Housewives of New York. She also founded the liquor company Skinnygirl, which eventually expanded to encompass lifestyle products. She sold the liquor company in 2011, but retained the rights to the name so she could sell other products! Cosmopolitan has her net worth listed as $70 million, making her one of the highest paid reality stars.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 9×01, 9×12, 9×15, 9×21 & 922; 10×08 & 10×19; 11×02, 11×04, 11×12, 11×16 & 11×23 Jackson’s Honest Chips
Rohan Oza is a successful entrepreneur and businessman who was dubbed “Hollywood’s Brandfather” by The Hollywood Reporter. After working with the Coca Cola Company, Rohan carved out his own path and took fledgling brand Glacéau under his wing as Chief Marketing Officer. During his work, he helped launch two of the most well-known products: Vitaminwater and Smartwater. Currently, he co-founded CAVU Venture Partners, and continues seeing potential in brands before they see it themselves.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 9×09 & 9×20; 10×06; 12×09 & 12×22 Ice Shaker and Bubbly Blaster
Alex Rodriguez is a businessman and former professional baseball player. Nicknamed “A-Rod,” in the sports world, he had a successful career with Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. His personal life has been talked about, especially his recent relationship and subsequent breakup with Jennifer Lopez – the duo were engaged but called it off in March 2021. Alex’s net worth is estimated at $350 million dollars.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 10×04 & 10×13 Cave Shake, Zorpads, and SubSafe
Charles Barkley is another sports phenom, playing in the NBA on teams like The Phoenix Suns, The Philadelphia 76ers, and the Houston Rockets. After his professional career, he’s had success on TNT as a sports broadcaster, covering March Madness and Inside the NBA. His net worth is estimated at $50 million. Nowadays, Charles lives with wife Maureen Blumhardt and enjoys spending time with his family, including daughter Christiana, who married husband Ilya Hoffman in 2021.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 10×03 & 10×16; 11×05 Cut Board Pro
Matt Higgins is the CEO of RSE Ventures, a private firm that invests in companies like sports, lifestyle, technology, etc. He actually began his career as a press secretary in NYC. Matt’s currently serving as vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, and as CEO of Omnichannel Acquisition Corp. His reported net worth is $150 million.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 10×01 & 10×15 Bear Minimum
Jamie Siminoff definitely knows all about Shark Tank. The entrepreneur actually pitched his product (at the time known as DoorBot) on the show in 2013, but did not get a deal. Richard Branson actually invested in his company after Shark Tank, which allowed Siminoff to secure the funds he needed to grow his business, now known as Ring, before Amazon acquired it for $1 billion. He likes companies that aren’t in the same areas he’s in – i.e.: technology, which is why he invested in something like Bear Minimum, a collapsible cooking pot for camping.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 10×14 Zookies Cookies
Alli Webb founded Drybar, the popular blowout hair salon service. Originally started as Straight-At-Home, a referral-only, in home blowout service, it soon grew to be the California-based business it is now. With 92 locations and an expansion into haircare products, DryBar delivers premium service and exceptional quality. Alli was married to ex-husband Cameron Webb for 16 years, but they divorced, and she’s currently engaged to life coach Adrian Koehler.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 11×14 Pair Eyewear
Katrina Lake is one of the youngest self-made billionaires and founded clothing service company Stitch Fix. She has two kids and is married to husband John Clifford. Katrina’s well educated too, she attended Stanford University and Harvard Business School. She’s 37 years old and has a net worth of $1 billion.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 11×01, 11×06, 11×19 & 11×24; 12×05, 12×10, 12×16, 12×21 & 12×23; 13×03 & 13×07 Yellow Leaf, Sparketh, and Quevos
Daniel Lubetzky is the founder of snack company KIND LLC. If you’ve been in grocery stores, you’ve seen his snack bars in the health food isle. His newest company is SOMOS, a plant-based Mexican food group. He’s married to Dr. Michelle Lieberman, and they have 4 kids.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 11×08 & 11×21 Gallant
Anne Wojcicki is the CEO and co-founder of 23andMe, one of the world’s largest databases of genetic information. Under her leadership, the company’s brought tons of personalized medicine directly to the public. Anne graduated from Yale with a degree in biology. Another interesting fact is that she dated Shark Tank panelist Alex Rodriguez for a year.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 11×13 Bala
Maria Sharapova is a Russian former world tennis player who retired from the sport in 2020. During her career, Maria took home 5 Grand Slam titles and was pro for 2 decades. Now, she owns 10% of sunscreen company, Supergoop, and 100% of her candy brand, Sugarpova. Her net worth is approximately $200 million.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 12×01 & 12×06 TouchUp Cup
Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS shoes and co-founder of Madefor. He was married to Heather Lang from 2012-2020, but is now dating Molly Holm. His net worth is reported at $300+ million. In 2020, he fully exited from TOMS to focus on Madefor, the subscription sustainable habits service.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 12×02, 12×13 & 12×19 Sienna Sauce and BootayBag
Kendra Scott is known for her eponymous jewelry line, which has since expanded to include home accessories, nail lacquers, and beauty products. She has 1 million Instagram followers, and her accessories have been worn by celebrities like Zendaya. Kendra was married twice; she has 3 children. Now, she continues to grow her brand and help empower entrepreneurs to do the same.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 13×01 KIN Apparel
Emma Grede is the CEO and co-founder of Good American, a clothing company with Khloe Kardashian. In addition, she’s a founding partner of SKIMS, Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand. Emma’s a board member for 15 Percent Pledge, a non-profit aiming to increase Black-owned businesses’ visibility by asking brands to pledge 15% of their space on shelves. When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her husband and kids.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 13×02 & 13×11 Songlorious
Peter Jones is known for being the last original investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den. The British entrepreneur has 4 kids, 2 from his first marriage, and 2 with his current partner, Tara. Currently, he lives in Buckinghamshire, Southeast England. Aside from Shark Tank, on US television, Peter appeared on the reality show American Inventor.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 13×04 & 13×06 SoaPen and 54 Thrones
Nirav Tolia is the co-founder of neighborhood social networking system Nextdoor. After Stanford University, he went on to work for companies like Yahoo! Now, he works as an investor and advisor to companies like SurveyMonkey and Zillow. Currently, he, his wife, and their family live in Italy.
EPISODE(S) APPEARED COMPANIES INVESTED 13×10 Snactiv and Black Sands Entertainment
Kevin Hart is an actor, investor, and entrepreneur. He’s known for movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level; Think Like a Man, Ride Along, and its sequel Ride Along 2. Kevin also founded Laugh Out Loud, a global media company, which has expanded to include digital, audio, studio, and more. He’s been married to wife Eniko since 2016, and he has 4 kids (2 from first wife Torrei, and 2 from Eniko).
Shark Tank season 13 is currently airing on Fridays at 8/7c on ABC. You can stream previous seasons on Hulu.
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