Lori Greiner

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Lori Greiner
Born December 9, 1969 (age 45)
Chicago, Illinois
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Inventor, entrepreneur, television personality
Net worth US $75 Million
Spouse(s) Dan Greiner

Lori Greiner is an American inventor, investor, entrepreneur, and television personality She is best known as a "Shark" investor on ABC's Shark Tank and as the "Queen of QVC".

Early life[edit]

Lori Greiner attended college at Loyola University Chicago and majored in Communications focusing on journalism, television and film.[1] Greiner worked for the Chicago Tribune while attending university.[2]


Greiner began her career with an innovative jewelry box that could hold over 100 earrings. Through talking with a J.C. Penney buyer, Greiner was driven to convince 14 local Chicago stores to carry and sell her product. Greiner went on to make more than one million dollars within the first year of the release of her product.[3] Greiner is the host of the cable TV show Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner and has been called the "Queen of QVC."[4] She has helped launch more than 400 products and holds 120 U.S. and international patents.[5] Her first patent was a plastic jewelry organizer for earrings.[6]

"Shark Tank"[edit]

In 2012, Greiner joined the TV series Shark Tank and has been called "the warm-blooded shark".[3] As of 2014, one of Greiner’s Shark Tank investments, Scrub Daddy, is credited as being the most successful in Shark Tank history.[7] In 2014, the Scrub Daddy company is projecting sales of $25-30 million and its products are available in nearly every major retail channel, from: QVC, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Home Depot, Kroger, et. al.[8] In one day (July 30, 2014), Greiner sold over 2 million Scrub Daddy sponges on QVC alone. [9]

Greiner spoke at the first United States Patent and Trademark Office Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium in 2011.[2]


In March of 2014, Lori Greiner released her first book titled “Invent it, Sell it, Bank it! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality” which reached #3 on the Wall Street Journals Best Seller List.[10] The book provides a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it a success, as well as a behind the scenes look at Shark Tank and QVC.


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