Celebrity speaker Lori Greiner is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and television personality who turned an idea of a clear jewelry holder into a multi-million dollar brand. Her success story begins with the idea of an innovative jewelry box that is able to hold over 100 earrings. She took her passion for the product and convinced a JCPenny buyer and 14 local Chicago stores to carry and sell her jewelry box, and ultimately made over $1 million within the first year. Her career took off from there as she started creating very popular cosmetic organizers, kitchen tools, travel bags, and unique accessories for the home. Lori then started to launch and sell products on QVC and has been the host of QVC’s television show, “Clever & Unique Creations,” for more than 16 years. The “Queen of QVC” has rightfully earned her nickname since she has helped launch more than 400 products, holds 120 U.S. and international patents, and has a 90% success rate on new items launched. Lori’s strong business sense made her an ideal candidate to be an investor on ABC’s hit business show “Shark Tank.” She joined the show in 2012 and has been called the “warm blooded shark” as she invests in companies and helps turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
Lori’s success as an inventor is the basis of her book, “Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!” which is a national bestseller about how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality. She has been featured on numerous shows, including “The View,” “CBS This Morning,” and “Good Morning America.” Lori and her products also have been featured in Financial Times and Success, O Magazine, InStyle, Forbes, Town & Country, Women’s Day, and Family Circle.
Meet Lori Greiner, The Warm Blooded Shark®, The Shark With A Heart™
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 500 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star shark on the hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality. 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. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date. Lori entered the literary world with her first book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! which is an National Best Seller and is a hands on, step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality
Well-known for creating the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time, Greiner’s cleverly designed products cover a large range, and she is constantly adding new items. From kitchen tools, travel bags and unique accessories to must-have organizers for all around the home, her products are enjoyed by men and women alike. Her inspiration comes from her passion to bring happiness to people by making their everyday lives easier. Her products are sold on QVC and in retailers across the U.S. and in Europe.
Greiner’s accomplishments can be attributed to her sharp instincts and strong business sense. She handles the legal and patent processes, and drives her business to the success it has achieved. An expert on patenting and a guest speaker for the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Greiner is hands-on in all facets of taking a product from concept to creation and to market within months. She has also helped many budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into hit products. At the heart of her own success lie talent, hard work and perseverance, as well as sincere, energetic on-air appeal.
Greiner’s collection of over 500 products are regularly featured in top magazines like Town & Country, O, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, Family Circle and InStyle. She has also been profiled in Financial Times and Success and has been seen on many of the top TV shows like The View, CBS This Morning & Good Morning America. Her Initial Silver Safekeeper was chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things.
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.
Greiner’s all-American success story is a refreshing scenario 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 of consumers.
In addition, Lori is a much sought after speaker inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams as she has and offers in her book and on stage the recipe to achieve great success. This also adds to Lori’s philosophy of helping others and sharing her experience to benefit others-all in an entertaining way.