Lori Greiner, born on December 9, 1969, is an American television personality, inventor, producer, humanitarian, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her role on the ABC reality television series “Shark Tank,” and its spin-off “Beyond the Tank.” She is also named the “Queen of QVC” for her show, “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner,” which ran for 11 seasons. Today, we celebrate Greiner by getting to know her a bit better.
Lori Greiner is an American television personality, inventor, producer, author, humanitarian, and entrepreneur born and raised in the Near North Side, Chicago, United States. After graduating high school, Greiner majored in communications at Loyola University Chicago and also worked for “The Chicago Tribune” while attending classes. Post-college, Greiner designed and patented a plastic earring organizer, which was bought by J.C. Penney and skyrocketed her to success.
Greiner had a consumer products company, which provided cosmetic organization, jewelry storage, and other items, which were even sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond. In 2000, Greiner launched “Clever & Unique Creations” on QVC, a free-to-air television network. The show ran for 11 seasons and remains one of the shows with the most seasons on the network.
In 2012, following her hit show, Greiner signed up to star in the U.S. television series “Shark Tank.” One of her investments in the show in 2014, with a company called Scrub Daddy, became one of the biggest successes in the history of the show. That same year Greiner authored the book “Invent it, Sell it, Bank it! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality,” a how-to handbook based on her entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2022, Greiner is still very active on the scene and hosts her own Instagram live show called “Bed Talks With Lori,” where she chats with celebs in the comfort of their own beds. Some of her guests include Jay Leno, Olivia Munn, and Jennifer Garner.
She creates her first invention, the plastic earring organizer.
She starts her own television show on QVC titled "Clever & Unique Creations."
She is cast in the television show "Shark Tank."
Greiner releases her book "Invent it, Sell it, Bank it! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality."
She starts her "Bed Talks With Lori" series on Instagram Live.
Why We Love Lori Greiner
She is the "warm-blooded shark"
She is known for being very sympathetic on the hit show "Shark Tank." Her attitude is probably because she was in the inventor's position before she became successful.
She is a humanitarian
Greiner believes that "if you are lucky enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back." She supports several causes, and also sponsors "full ride four-year scholarships to college for underprivileged women."
She is on a mission to inspire
She made some of her most inspirational quotes into wall decals for schools. Her theory is that "if you see positive, inspiring sayings, you are motivated to feel positive things. What we see and hear daily shapes who we are."
5 Surprising Facts
She lives by a motto
Greiner’s motto is a quote from John Assaraf: "If you’re interested, you'll do what’s convenient, if you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes."
She is the patent queen
She holds over 120 U.S. and international patents for retail products.
She worked day-to-day before becoming a millionaire
Before her success in business, Greiner sold jewelry and worked as a playwright.
She is a super saleswoman
Greiner sold over 2,500 of her earring organizers in two minutes on cable television and over two million Scrub Daddy sponges in one day on QVC.
She was once rejected by QVC
Prior to having a hit show on QVC, Greiner was rejected by the network and they only realized their mistake after her success on a rival channel.
Lori Greiner FAQs
Does Lori Greiner have a husband?
Yes! She married Dan Greiner in 2010.
How much does Lori Greiner own of Scrub Daddy?
During “Shark Tank,” Greiner made the deal to get a 20% equity stake with the owner.
Does Lori Greiner have a company?
She founded the company called For Your Ease Only, Inc.
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