• Lori Greiner is a television personality, entrepreneur and inventor best known from the reality show “Shark Tank”.
• Her net worth is estimated at $100 million.
• She holds 120 foreign and US patents and is credited for inventing more than 600 products.
• She invested in Scrub Daddy, Simply Fit Board, and Readerest, among other top income businesses.
• She wrote her own book entitled “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality”.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$50 million
Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1969
SpouseDan Greiner
FactIs the only shark on "Shark Tank" who is not a parent.

Who is Lori Greiner?

Lori Greiner – maiden name undisclosed – was born on 9 December 1969, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA, and is a television personality, entrepreneur and inventor, best known from being a cast member of the reality television show “Shark Tank”.

The Wealth of Lori Greiner

How rich is Lori Greiner? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is estimated at $100 million, earned through success in her numerous endeavors – she holds 120 foreign and US patents, and is credited for inventing more than 600 products during her career, and is considered one of the most prolific inventors of our time. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Education and Career Beginnings

Lori’s father is a real estate developer while her mother is a psychologist. She grew up at Near North Side in Chicago but her parents would divorce when she was nine years old. She would later attend Loyola University, Chicago and completed a degree in communications. She focused on film, television, and journalism during her time there, and also worked for the Chicago Tribune.

After completing her degree, she began designing her own jewelry which she sold while also working as a playwright. Eventually she would create her first invention, a plastic earring organizer which had the capability of neatly storing 100 pairs of earrings, which she patented. According to reports, she borrowed money to help create the product which was later bought by J. C. Penney. She had thus discovered that she had a knack for inventing, and borrowed around $300,000 to help her start her business, and repaid it in 18 months.

She initially found success as a part of the Home Shopping Network, and never really intended to invent so many items, but her success led her to continue that path. She later moved to the larger network QVC, launching an arsenal of new products which would eventually lead her to have her own show on the network, entitled “Clever & Unique Creations”.

Shark Tank

In 2012, Greiner became a part of the television series entitled “Shark Tank”, which is a franchise of “Dragons’ Den” a show in Japan, on which aspiring entrepreneurs make business presentations to a panel of investors, who choose as to whether or not they would invest in the said product or business. During the presentation of the business idea, the investors or “Sharks” find weaknesses and faults in the business model, concept, or product which leads to a rejection of the concept. Others while accepting a deal on the show, never really push through with the business due to a vetting process from the investors, leading to discoveries of more problems. There are also some cases where entrepreneurs back out because they only went to the show for publicity. The show proved very successful with consistently high ratings, and won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Structured Reality Program.

One of the biggest successes in the show was the company Scrub Daddy, which produces a texture changing household sponge which Greiner invested in. It became highly successful and even sold more than 2 million sponges on QVC during its first day alone. The show has since been called the biggest success in “Shark Tank” history and it has sold of $100 million worth in products. The company has also a variety of new products to offer.

Other Investments

Lori has also invested in numerous other top income businesses from “Shark Tank”, including FiberFix, Hold Your Haunches, Simply Fit Board, and Readerest. She also invested in Drop Stop which aims to help prevent items from falling from the car’s center console and its front seats. In 2017, a list was made of the three biggest “Shark Tank” hits, including Scrub Daddy, the exercise tool Simply Fit Board, and the hair roller Sleep Styler, all of which Lori had invested in.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Greiner has been married to Dan Greiner since 2010, who is now the Vice-President and CFO of Lori’s company For Your Ease Only, having previously worked for the Bell Corporation. She is known to have spoken at the first US Patent and Trademark Office Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium held in 2011. She also wrote her own book entitled “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality” which reached highly on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list and the top 10 business book list on Amazon. She also maintains her own personal website, which promotes her book and some of her recent endeavors.

General Info

Full NameLori Greiner
Net Worth$50 million
Salary$50 million
Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1969
ProfessionTV Personality, Entrepreneur, Writer, Inventor, Investor
EducationLoyola University Chicago


SpouseDan Greiner


TV ShowsShark Tank

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1Is the only shark on "Shark Tank" who is not a parent.




Dr. Ken2016TV SeriesLori Greiner
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens2016TV MovieLori Greiner


New Girl2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2014TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself
Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Special Class Program / Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program / Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Non-Fiction Program / ...
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
The View2014-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Shark Tank
Shark Tank2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - Shark
2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2017TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Impractical Jokers: After Party2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Peter Austin Noto Show2017TV SeriesHerself
2016 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program / Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
Cupcake Wars2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Beyond the Tank2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Shark
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson2016TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
The Dr. Oz Show2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest

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Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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