An American version of the British hit "Dragon's Den." Struggling entrepreneurs are forced to present their business proposals to five multi-millionaire tycoons in hopes of receiving the investment needed to make their ideas a reality.
We think this guy is opinionated and ruthless, hungers for big deals and loves to take control - yet he made his millions helping children learn how to read.
Kevin O'Leary's success story starts where most entrepreneurs begin: with a big idea and zero cash. From his basement, he launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, Kevin moved to headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge.
From 1995 to 1999 he bought out almost every one of his software competitors, including Mindscape, Broderbund and the Learning Company in the industry's first vicious public hostile battle. Shareholders loved his take-no-prisoners, cost cutting style and fueled him with billions to do his deals.
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