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 600 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star Shark on the 4-time Emmy-winning show, Shark Tank. 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. 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.
Greiner’s accomplishments come from sharp instincts and a strong business sense. 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 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.
Greiner’s products are regularly featured in top magazines like The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She has also been profiled in the Financial Times, Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur, and has appeared on The View, Bloomberg, CNN and many others.
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.