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We Fact-Checked Seven Seasons Of ‘Shark Tank’ Deals. Here Are The Results

FORBES found that 319 businesses accepted deals on-air in the first seven seasons of Shark Tank. We spoke to 237 of those business owners and discovered 73% did not get the exact deal they made on TV. But tweaked terms or dead deals don’t necessarily spell doom for a business; for many contestants we spoke to, the publicity of appearing on the show ended up being worth more than the deal.

Why Is Mark Cuban The Greatest Shark In The Tank? He Strikes After The Cameras Stop Rolling

On the ABC reality show, entrepreneurs pitch investors for a chance to strike big-money deals. In its first seven seasons, 319 deals were made on camera. But what happens once the camera stops rolling?

Not all of them work out as seen on TV, but after interviewing 237 business owners who got offers, FORBES learned that Mark Cuban is the king of closing the deal. About 31% of contestants who succeeded on TV made a solo or group deal with him.

Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits, Social Status And The Economics Of Scarcity

The celebrity known for her pout is the name on make-up lovers’ lips this week. After Kylie Jenner released the latest color in her Lip Kit, the $29-product sold out in minutes, according to a tweet from Jenner. However, the item is now for sale on eBay for those with deep pockets.

How Chicago’s ‘Saved By The Bell’ Pop-Up Diner Serves Up Success In A Risky Industry

Customers connect through nostalgia and novelty. What was once a 2-D diner on a nearly 30-year-old show is now an accessible restaurant and experience to those who have the means.

Forbes Calculated How Much Jessica Jones Spends On Booze

Gritty superhero Jessica Jones has more demons to fight than just a mind-controlling villain. Jones’ heavy drinking habit was a rampant theme throughout the first season of the Netflix original series.

Profiting From Pain: The Breakup Shop Will End Your Relationship For You

Can you put a price on love? Maybe not, but you can now put a price tag on a breakup. For a minimum of $10, you can hire someone to end your relationship for you.

I Am Cuban, And Obama’s U.S.-Cuba Deal Still Won’t Let Me Return To My Roots

The new rules are a step towards reconnecting more Cuban-Americans with their roots.

But there’s one problem: There are no visas designated for people with Cuban heritage and without immediate family, leaving a large chunk of people with historic ties to the country unable to explore their culture. People like me and my family.

 

 

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