Watching Shark Tank isn’t mindless entertainment; the show is extremely valuable. After 6 Seasons of carefully following Shark Tank, I can tell you that the television series is comparable to taking a finance, marketing, and entrepreneur class all at once. A mini-MBA, if you will. The Sharks are savvy and smart. The ideas that enter the Shark Tank are innovative and clever. Whether you are a young and eager entrepreneur or a soon-to-be retiring businessman, the show can teach you a thing or two.
Below are 11 stats about the Shark Tank investors and contestants that you may find interesting.
- There have been 6 seasons of Shark Tank since it first aired in August of 2009
- Over the course of 6 seasons, 495 different companies have pitched to the Sharks
- A total of $63,509,833.34 has been invested into Shark Tank companies
- Of the $63M, here are the Investment Leaders:
|1. Mark Cuban||$18,329,166.67|
|2. Robert Herjavec||$16,574,166.67|
|3. Lori Greiner||$8,365,000.00|
|4. Kevin O’ Leary||$7,990,000.00|
|5. Daymond John||$7,551,500.00|
|6. Barbara Corcoran||$4,700,000.00|
- Equity Leaders (or as I would call them, “the best negotiators”): This is the average equity each investor has across the board in their Shark Tank companies
|1. Daymond John||28.41%|
|2. Barbara Corcoran||25.69%|
|3. Mark Cuban||21.74%|
|4. Lori Greiner||21.53%|
|5. Kevin O’ Leary||20.64%|
|6. Robert Herjavec||19.66%|
- 417 of the 495 contestants on Shark Tank have a physical or shippable product
- Of the 417 Shark Tank companies that sell products online, 26.3% use Shopify as their e-commerce shopping cart
- 422 of the 495 contestants on Shark Tank are still in business
- 29% of all Shark Tank contestants are from California (142)
- Each contestant has a 51% chance to strike a deal with a Shark. 250 of the 495 contestants have left with a deal.
- Below are the amount of Shark Tank deals made per season:
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