‘Shark Tank’s’ Kevin O’Leary Just Teased the Show’s Season Premiere With This Interesting Tweet
Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, The Voice, and other top shows have been promoting their season premieres for the past few weeks. ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank kicks off Season 11 this Sunday, September 29, with the infamous ‘Mr. Wonderful’ putting a little bait in the water for viewers.
This season is already gearing up to showcase competitive waters, with several new and returning guest sharks. Among them are three women who have launched massively successful businesses and are now making their first venture in the tank.
Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder of 23andMe, graduated from Yale University and became a Wall Street analyst. The business owner left finance to start medical school before she co-founded her now highly successful genetics company.
Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, created her company in 2011 with the goal of providing consumers with an innovative way to find their ideal clothes, according to ABC News. She succeeded, where now more than 3 million people utilize her styling service.
Known for her powerful athleticism on the court, world-renowned tennis champ Sharapova is also a savvy business owner. Creating the premium candy line Sugarpova, the tennis star is an advocate of women in business, investing in several female-owned companies and mentoring women entrepreneurs.
In addition to the fierce females in the tank, founder and executive of KIND Daniel Lubetzky will also be joining the sharks, making his first appearance in the season premiere.
O’Leary reeled in a big deal
Millionaire investor and fixture on Shark Tank Kevin O’Leary, also facetiously called ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ has landed some of the show’s most successful deals. Known for his brash demeanor and love of all things money related, O’Leary is extremely selective with which entrepreneurs he will partner.
So it’s all the more tantalizing for his followers to see his latest tweet promoting the show’s premiere. “We’re baaack kiddies! @ABCSharkTank premieres THIS SUNDAY,” O’Leary posted on Twitter. “I can’t tell you much, but I make what could be my favorite deal in Shark History in the first episode! You don’t want to miss this. #noseriously#setyourPVR.”
Fans of the show realize that any deal that ranks as a ‘favorite’ of Mr. Wonderful means the potential to make big profits, though the Shark Tank investor is always aware of risk. “I’ve had many, many successes on Shark Tank and many, many failures,” he told CNBC last year. “That’s the nature of venture investing.”
Recent non-‘Shark’ headlines for O’Leary
Last month, the millionaire business owner made news due to a boating crash involving him and his wife Linda on Lake Joseph in Ontario, Canada. Two people were killed and three injured.
“Late Saturday night I was a passenger in a boat that had a tragic collision with another craft that had no navigation lights on and then fled the scene of the accident,” O’Leary said in a statement on August 28, according to Us Weekly. “I am fully cooperating with authorities. Out of respect for the families who have lost loved ones and to fully support the ongoing investigation, I feel it is inappropriate to make further comments at this time. My thoughts are with all the families affected.”
Earlier this week, Linda O’Leary was charged with Careless Operation of a Vessel following an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, according to Entertainment Tonight. She is scheduled to appear in the Provincial Offences Court in Parry Sound, Ontario, on October 29.
“Now that the authorities have concluded their thorough investigation, I have no further comment other than to say that our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those who lost loved ones in this awful tragedy,” a spokesperson for O’Leary told Entertainment Tonight. “Our hearts go out to them.”
The outcome of the October court date is sure to be detailed in upcoming news headlines.