People know Lori Greiner as a smart inventor, a self-made businesswoman with hundreds of patents, and a TV personality with massive wealth. She is famous across the globe and people take great pleasure in learning from her business acumen. Lori is also known for her fantastic appearance in the sitcom, New Girl. She was a guest speaker for the first United States Patent & Trademark Office Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium. Yet, not many know that she’s been married for quite a long time or who her husband is, but that ends here. The following are answers to most of the questions you’ve been asking about Lori Greiner.
Age and Background Details
Greiner was born on December 9, 1969, in Illinois, Chicago. She was also raised in Chicago. While her mother built a career as a psychologist, it is said that her father is a real estate developer. She is the second daughter of her parents who parted ways when Greiner was only nine. There is little information about her early days and educational background. Nonetheless, Lori Greiner attended Loyola University Chicago where she studied communications with a special interest in journalism, television, and film.
She worked for the Chicago Tribune for a while during her college days and then delved into playwriting, albeit briefly. She also designed and sold her own jewelry and as a jewelry designer, Lori figured very early that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to invent a unique jewelry organizer.
This dream only came alive in 1997 when she took a $300,000 loan to create a jewelry organizer that could take over 90 pairs of jewelry. She also began running her company named For Your Ease Only Inc. In a few years, after gaining the attention of J. C. Penney, a department store company, she was able to not just pay back the loan but also make huge proceeds to continue the operation of the business.
The enormous success propelled her to become a serial inventor and with various new products to her name, she debuted her own QVC show titled Clever & Unique Creations Show. The self-made inventor moved from just being a QVC queen to becoming one of the most reputable individuals of the reality TV series, Shark Tank. She joined the show in 2012.
What’s Her Net Worth?
Lori Greiner obtained more patents for her inventions, one of which was a scratch-free sponge named Scrub Daddy. The product sold out wonderfully, with over 2 million sales on QVC in one day and over 17 million units on QVC so far. Reports have it that the product grossed over 100 million US dollars.
Today, she owns over 1000 patents and a lot of her products have grossed huge amounts. An example of such products is a beanbag bed named CordaRoy; it has grossed over $10 million in sales.
In view of the above, it is hardly a surprise that the total value of her wealth has been variously estimated at over $100 million.
Lori Greiner Husband and Kids
Lori Greiner is ungenerous with information relating to her private life. But it is known that she is a married woman and has been so for several years. The name of her husband is Dan Greiner and she met him in Chicago at a place called Kincaid’s in the Lincoln Park area many years ago before she even became a millionaire. It is not certain how long they dated or when they tied the knot but some reports claim they married in 1996. It has also been reported that six years into their romance, Dan, a smart accountant by profession, left his job to join Lori’s company where he still works. As a matter of fact, he is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company.
The lovers who have been running the business since 2009 appear not to have time for kids yet. They don’t have any child but it really doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t in the future. Sometime in 2012, Lori revealed her love for kids, hinting that she’d have hers when the time is right.
Lori Greiner is not as tall as her achievements. She is 5 feet 4 inches but looks great in her hourglass petite body that weighs 50 kg. Her bust, hips, and waist measure 37, 26, and 32 inches respectively. She maintains her frame through healthy diet and workout routines.