Meet Lori Greiner
The Warm Blooded Shark®
Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand.
She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 500 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star Shark on the 3 time Emmy winning show, Shark Tank. Shark Tank is a hit entrepreneurial business show, on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality. Lori also has had her own show on QVC-TV, for the past 16 years called “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner.” Lori says she can tell instantly if a product is a “hero or a zero”, and this is clearly shown through her many thriving investments and a 90% success rate on new items launched. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date. Lori entered the literary world with her first book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! which is a National Best Seller and is a hands on, step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality.
Well-known for creating the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time, Greiner’s cleverly designed products cover a large range, and she is constantly adding new items. From must-have organizers for the home to kitchen tools, travel bags and clever solutions for everyday problems, Lori’s products are enjoyed by men and women alike. Her inspiration comes from her passion to bring happiness to people by making their everyday lives easier. Her products are sold on QVC and in retailers across the U.S. and in Europe.
Greiner’s accomplishments come from her sharp instincts and strong business sense. She oversees the legal and patent processes, and has driven her business to the success it has achieved. An expert on patenting and a guest speaker for the United States Patent & Trademark Office, she is hands-on in all facets of taking a product from concept to creation and to market within months. She has also helped many budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into hit products. At the heart of her own success is a combination of talent, hard work and perseverance, as well as sincere, energetic on-air appeal.
Greiner’s products are regularly featured in top magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She has also been profiled in Financial Times, Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur and has appeared on The View, Bloomberg, CNN and many others. Her Initial Silver Safekeeper was chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things.
A great believer that, if you are lucky enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back, Greiner’s most gratifying moments come when she is able to help budding entrepreneurs achieve the same success she feels lucky enough to have enjoyed. She also believes that what matters most in life is who a person is and what is in their soul. She and her company annually donate a substantial amount of their profits to a variety of charities. Her all-American success story is refreshing in today’s challenging economy. Her inventions address the everyday needs of a wide-range of people, and her affordable pricing makes her products accessible, allowing her to spread her enthusiasm for problem-solving to millions.
Lori, in her effort to “pay it forward,” wrote her first book, “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It” (Random House, 2014), which is a National Best Seller, was named one of the top 10 business books by Amazon.com, and also made Wall Street Journal's top business books of 2014. "Invent It, Sell It, Bank It," is a hands-on, nuts and bolt on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality. Lori takes you step-by-step all along the way. Another part of the book’s tremendous popularity are the personal stories Lori shares and exclusive, behind the scenes about her journey.
In addition, Lori is a much sought after speaker inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams as she has and offers in her book and on stage the recipe to achieve great success. This also adds to Lori’s philosophy of helping others and sharing her experience to benefit others-all in an entertaining way.