As of 2016, the current stars of the ABC television show "Shark Tank" are Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary. Former stars of "Shark Tank" include Kevin Harrington and guest stars such as Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Tisch, Ashton Kutcher, Troy Carter and Chris Sacca. On "Shark Tank," entrepreneurs pitch ideas to the stars and request investment money to pursue their business ideas.
Barbara Corcoran is a real estate investor who began her career by quitting her job as a waitress and borrowing $1,000 from her boyfriend to start a real estate company in New York City.
Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur and businessman who is best-known as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise.
Lori Greiner is well-known as a celebrity personality on the QVC shop from home network. Greiner holds over 100 patents and also has her own line of jewelry.
Robert Herjavec owns one of the world's leading IT security and infrastructure firms. Herjavec has also helped negotiate the sales of several large telecommunication companies.
Daymond John is the founder of FUBU and has extensive experience in the licensing of apparel. As of 2016, John is one of the most respected businessmen in the fashion industry.
Kevin O'Leary began his career by starting a software company in his basement. He later acquired most of his competitors to create a giant software conglomerate. O'Leary often goes by the nickname "Mr. Wonderful."