Investors aka sharks, on ABC’s competition series Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch their product or service in the hopes of securing an investment, have seen a lot — and we mean a lot — of stuff enter the tank in 11 seasons (go behind-the-scenes of the current season here). Ahead, learn which products seen on Shark Tank have become best sellers.
USA Today used figures from Sony Pictures, the producer of the show, to compile a list of the 20 best-selling products on Shark Tank. See the top 10 most popular items below.
In a 2014 episode of Shark Tank, co-founders of the sock brand, Bombas, received an offer of $200,000 for a 17% stake in the business from shark, Daymond John. For every pair of socks sold, the company donates a pair. And today, Bombas has made $225 million in sales. That’s a lot of donated socks.
2. Scrub Daddy
A kitchen sponge made big money for shark, Lori Greiner, in 2012 when she offered Scrub Daddy $200,000 for a 20% stake in the company.
Now, Scrub Daddy’s sales total $209 million. Just two years after investing in the product, Greiner called her decision to back Scrub Daddy one of the “best investments” she’s ever made on Shark Tank, according to CNBC.
3. Squatty Potty
A bathroom stool became a huge success after appearing on Shark Tank in 2014. Squatty Potty, a footstool that helps create “healthy toilet posture” as a way to eliminate and even prevent constipation, got an offer from Greiner — $350,000 for a 10% stake in the business — that had led to $164 million in sales.
4. Simply Fit Board
Another one of Greiner’s investments — she clearly knows how to pick winners — Simply Fit Board is a curved exercise board known as “the workout board with a twist.” The shark offered $125,000 for 20% of the company and today, Simply Fit Board sales have reached $160 million.
5. The Original Comfy
Combine a sweatshirt and blanket and the result is The Original Comfy. As the name suggests, it’s a comfy sweatshirt-blanket hybrid perfect for binge-watching shows on Netflix. Featured on Shark Tank in December of 2017, shark Barbara Corcoran offered $50,000 for a 30% stake in the company. She’s sitting pretty, or should we say comfy, because The Original Comfy has earned $150 million in sales.
6. Tipsy Elves
Love ‘em or hate ‘em “ugly” holiday sweaters mean lots of cash. The creators of Tipsy Elves pitched their idea of “ugly” sweaters in 2013 and received an offer of $100,000 for 10% of the business from shark, Robert Herjavec. Less than six years later, the company’s made $125 million in sales.
7. The Bouqs
Everyone loves flowers. Enter The Bouqs, an online flower bouquet ordering service that has a focus on sustainability. While no sharks made an offer when founders of The Bouqs appeared on Shark Tank in Season 5, Herjavec made an investment in the business a year later. Since then The Bouqs has done $100 million in sales.
8. Sleep Styler
Who doesn’t want to go to bed and wake up with great-looking hair? That’s the idea behind Sleep Styler, a company that sells heat-free hair rollers.
When Tara Brown, founder of Sleep Styler, appeared on Shark Tank in 2017, she received an offer of $75,000 for a 25% stake in the company from Greiner. As of now, Sleep Styler has $100 million in sales.
Lovepop is a pop-up greeting card business started by Wombi Rose and John Wise. They appeared on Shark Tank in Feb. 2015 where they received an offer from Kevin O’Leary. He proposed $300,000 for a 15% stake in the company. People clearly love Lovepop because they’ve sold $80 million worth of greeting cards.
10. Cousins Maine Lobster
Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis, co-founders of Cousins Maine Lobster, a seafood truck business, appeared on an Oct. 2012 episode of Shark Tank and they left with more money than they had when they arrived. Corcoran offered them $55,000 for a 15% stake in the company, which helped them grow their business. Today, they’ve made $65 million in sales.