Magazine February 20, 2017, Issue

Mr. Wonderful Goes to Ottawa?

Kevin O’Leary (Paul Morigi/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty)
Kevin O’Leary’s Trump show in Canada

Kevin O’Leary’s worship of money makes Donald Trump look like Jesus Christ flipping tables in the temple. He loves it, covets it, never has enough of it.

“I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up,” he told the Hamilton Spectator, summarizing his life philosophy. “It’s that simple.”

O’Leary, who currently leads the polls to be the next leader of Canada’s Conservative party, and thereby has a shot at being the country’s next prime minister, is best known on this continent as the wiseass heel on a duo of dream-making reality shows: Dragon’s Den in Canada, Shark Tank in

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


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