Lori Greiner

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Lori Greiner
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Born
Other namesThe Queen of QVC
Alma materLoyola University Chicago (B.A.)
OccupationTelevision personality, inventor, Entrepreneur
Net worth$100 million
Spouse(s)
Dan Greiner
(m. 2010)
[1]
Websitewww.lorigreiner.com

Lori Greiner is an American television personality, inventor, and entrepreneur. She is an investor on the reality TV show Shark Tank and its spin-off Beyond the Tank. She has been known as the "Queen of QVC" since 2000, with the premiere of her show Clever & Unique Creations.[2] Greiner is the president and founder of For Your Ease Only, Inc.[1][3]

Early life[edit]

Greiner grew up in Near North Side, Chicago. She majored in communications at Loyola University Chicago and worked for The Chicago Tribune while in college. She was briefly a playwright and a jewelry designer and seller.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1996, Greiner created and patented a plastic earring organizer. J.C. Penney picked up the product before the holiday season, allowing her to pay off her $300,000 loan in eighteen months.[5][6] Greiner has patented consumer products in other categories such as cosmetic organization, jewelry storage, travel, electronics, and household items.[citation needed]

QVC[edit]

After her success with J.C. Penney, Greiner expanded her company, with her product appearing on Home Shopping Network and in the retail store Bed, Bath and Beyond. Shortly afterwards, she transitioned to QVC and, in 2000, she launched Clever & Unique Creations, one of the longest-running shows on the network.[5][7][8]

Shark Tank[edit]

In 2012, Greiner joined the U.S. TV series Shark Tank. In 2014, her investment in Scrub Daddy, a company that produces a texture-changing household sponge, was regarded as one of the biggest successes in Shark Tank history.[9][10]

Greiner's other early Shark Tank investments include Bantam Bagels (which was fully acquired by T. Marzetti Company in 2014), Squatty Potty, Readerest, Paint Brush Cover, Hold Your Haunches, Drop Stop, FiberFix, Simply Fit Board, Sleep Styler, and Screenmend.[11][12][5][8]

Publications[edit]

In March 2014, she authored the book Invent it, Sell it, Bank it! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality, a how-to guide based on her entrepreneurial journey.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Lori is married to Dan Greiner.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bertagnoli, Lisa (September 26, 2009). "Neat trick: patenting her way to wealth". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. ^ Vulpo, Mike (February 11, 2018). "How Shark Tank's Lori Greiner Earned Her "Queen of QVC" Title". E News. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ Kassar, Ami (October 12, 2012). ""The Queen of QVC Talks About the Risks of Dealing With Sharks"". NY Times. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  4. ^ Collins, Karyn D. (April 2, 2010). "Lori Greiner marks a tidy 10 years on QVC". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Hochwald, Lambeth (15 September 2017). "Lessons From the Shark Tank: Lori Greiner Shares Advice, Inspiration and a Season 9 Sneak Peek". Parade. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  6. ^ Weisman, Aly (April 23, 2012). "A Grueling 22-Hour Workday In The Life Of A QVC Host & 'Shark Tank' Judge". Business Insider. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  7. ^ Scinta, Jude (August 13, 2017). "Lori Greiner - A Consistent Rise to The Top". Advisor Magazine. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b Levitt, Shelley (17 October 2017). "How The Sleep Styler Survived the Shark Tank". Success.com. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  9. ^ Walker, Jodi (December 5, 2014). "Where To Buy 'Shark Tank's Scrub Daddy So You Can Help It Remain the Series' Most Successful Product". Bustle.com. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  10. ^ Morabito, Andrea (May 15, 2014). "Who profits the most from 'Shark Tank' success?". New York Post. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  11. ^ Schultz, Clark (October 22, 2018). "Lancaster Colony scoops up Bantam Bagels". Seeking Alpha. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  12. ^ Van Allen, Fox (April 30, 2016). "The 18 best Shark Tank success stories". ZDNet.com. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  13. ^ Cassell, Warren Jr. (December 15, 2014). "3 Takeaways From Lori Greiner's Invent It, Sell It, Bank It". Entrepreneur.com. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  14. ^ Sraders, Anne (June 27, 2018). "What Is Lori Greiner's Net Worth?". The Street. Retrieved 6 September 2019.

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