Shark Tank Facts and Statistics for 2024

Last Updated on: January 8th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Shark Tank facts and statistics I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

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Shark Tank is a popular American reality television show in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of potential investors, who are referred to as “sharks”. The show first aired on ABC in 2009 and has since become a popular franchise, with versions of the show produced in several countries around the world.

The format of the show involves entrepreneurs presenting their business ideas and products to a panel of successful investors, who then decide whether to invest their own money in exchange for a stake in the company. The sharks are typically successful entrepreneurs and business people who have achieved considerable wealth and success in their own careers, and they bring their own expertise and experience to the table as they evaluate the entrepreneurs’ pitches and negotiate potential deals.

Shark Tank has become popular for its entertaining format and for the insights it provides into the world of entrepreneurship and business. The show has also helped launch several successful businesses, including Scrub Daddy, a cleaning products company that has reportedly generated millions of dollars in sales since appearing on the show in 2012.

Shark Tank Facts

  • Debut Date: August 9, 2009
  • Network: ABC
  • Show Type: Reality
  • Creator: Mark Burnett

Shark Tank Statistics

Most successful investment to date:

Scrub Daddy (Before Shark Tank: $100k in sales; Since Shark Tank $50 million) (source)

Last updated 3/20/17

Reported number of viewers:

5 million viewers

Last updated 3/20/17

Total number of episodes:

170 episodes

Last updated 3/20/17

Number of entrepreneurs that have pitched Shark Tank:

more than 600

Last updated 2/10/17

Total dollar amount of deals:

$100 million

Last updated 2/29/17

Number of jobs created to date through project funding:

10,000 jobs

Last updated 2/24/17


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Most of these fun facts come from internet reports and may not be official tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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