All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. This website does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (olearyforcanada.ca), is strictly at your own risk. will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website. A Canadian businessman born in Montreal that is best known for SoftKey Software Products, later known as The Learning Company, and was acquired by Mattel for a US$4.2 billion payday. It was between the first and second years of his MBA program at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario that he was selected for an internship at Nabisco in Toronto. Credit is given by O'Leary towards his success to the skills that he developed in marketing during his time with Nabisco. Considered to get his investment savvy from his mother, she would use a third of her pay cheque to invest in large-cap, dividend-paying stocks along with interest-bearing bonds. Since she kept her investments a secret, it wasn’t until after her death that O'Leary learned her skills to become a shrewd investor
. Other projects of O'Leary also include O'Leary Funds Inc., O'Leary Mortgages, O'Leary books, and O'Leary Fine Wines, and being on the advisory board of Genstar Capital. Appearing as one of the venture capitalists on Dragons' Den (CBC) and later the American version called Shark Tank where he earned the nickname "Mr. Wonderful", which is a tongue-in-cheek reference towards his reputation for being mean along with becoming known for blunt assessments that proved helpful to misguided entrepreneurs. He later went on to produce a reality show known as “Redemption Inc.”, in which he attempted to help the reformed start developing their own businesses. He has become known for providing a great deal of financial advice
on everything from debt and payday loans to budgeting advice
for managing personal finances more effectively. O'Leary campaigned for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada in 2017 and was a frontrunner in the polls, but chose to drop out during the month of April in 2017 just one month before the election, and cited a lack of support in Quebec as the main reason. In January of 2017 an open letter
by Ontario's Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne welcoming O'Leary to the political arena.