Kevin O'Leary

  • Birth Name: Terence Thomas Kevin O'Leary
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Investor, Businessman, Judge
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  • Hold both Irish and Canadian citizenship.
  • Suffered from dyslexia as a child and has given talks on his struggle and how sufferers can treat it as a strength.
  • Stepfather worked for an international aid organization and the family spent several years abroad, in Cambodia and Cyprus.
  • Has been an avid photographer since high school.
  • Attended Royal Military College Saint-Jean for two years after high school.
  • Co-founded SoftKey Software Products in 1983 and was President until The Mattel Toy Company purchased it in 1999.
  • Author of several books, beginning with Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life in 2011.
  • Created the Future Dragons Fund to assist and encourage teen entrepreneurs.

Relationships

  • Shane O'Leary — Brother
  • Linda O'Leary — Wife
  • Trevor O'Leary — Son
  • Georgette — Mother
  • George Kanawaty — Stepfather
  • Terry O'Leary — Father
  • Savannah O'Leary — Daughter

College

  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (BSE in Environmental Studies and Psychology, 1977); University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School, London, Ontario, Canada (MBA, 1980)

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  • Birth Name: Terence Thomas Kevin O'Leary
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Investor, Businessman, Judge