Ranking Shark Tank’s First 10 Seasons

Every season of Shark Tank, a show produced by Mark Burnnet, has offered great narrations about the American dream becoming a reality for some entrepreneurs. In this list, we shall rank the best seasons from the reality show. Shark Tank offers investors a chance to invest in new business ventures. The inaugural season featured Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, and Kevin Harrington as the main sharks. However, Mark Cuban replaced Kevin Harrington for the third season. Eventually, other personalities such as Lori Greiner joined the reality show. Which is the best Shark Tank season? Please read further to find out.

1. Season 7

About 129 entrepreneurs out of a possible 40,000 applicants swim with the sharks in this season of ABC’s reality show: shark tank. The entrepreneurs hope to get some money to start or grow their businesses. During the course of the season, the entrepreneurs received over 25 million US dollars in the form of investment offers. Some of the pitches in this season are considered to be the best yet. Shark Tank’s seventh season went live on September 25, 2015. The season contains about 29 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, is considered to be the most fierce investor; he takes the middle chair. He is the founder of O’Leary Ventures and numerous other enterprises. This season has a number of unforgettable episodes, such as The Beebo, Shefit, and Rent Like a Champion.

Other memorable moments include:

  • Millennial entrepreneurs take their place in the tank
  • Ashton Kutcher takes his seat as a shark
  • Jimmy Kimmel makes a pitch

The season is not short of good news: Ben Kusin, for instance, pitched their odor wipes venture in 2014 and subsequently received 150,000 US dollars investment from Lori Greiner. He has, since then, started a consulting firm known as Rent a Shark.

2. Season 3

Shark Tank’s season three went live on January 2012. The season contains about 29 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: The Clean Bottle, Show No, and Cougar Energy. Other memorable moments are:

  • Lori Greiner appears for the first time as a shark
  • Bill Walton presents clean bottle: The Clean Bottle is basically a water bottle that can unscrew from its bottom end as well as from its top end for ease of cleaning. The product was launched by Dave Mayer about one year ago, but he lacked some marketing money. He thought of being creative: he got someone to dress in a bug Clean Bottle outfit and asked him to jog on the side of the road during a Tour de France race. Mr. Mayer has earned about 750,000 US dollars since the race in France. Dave gets two time NBA champion Bill Walton to wear the giant clean bottle costume, and he tags him along into the tank. In the end, Dave takes a deal offered by Mark: 60,000 US dollars for 8 percent equity.
  • Barbara endorses Nardo’s natural presentation.

3. Season 4

Shark Tank’s season four went live on September 2012. The season contains about 26 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: Three Day Rule, Coat Check, and Cousins Maine Lobster. Other memorable moments are:

  • Lori endorses Drop Stop
  • Seth MacFarlane presents No Fly Clone: Bruce brings Biscuit, his dog, into his tank to help him show his cone-shaped and non-toxic flytrap that is put over a natural attractant – dog poop in this case. The insects fly towards the attractant and they consequently get caught inside the cone. Bruce also brings a friend: 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, who also is the brain behind Family Guy. Seth comes to show his support for the person who offers him back horse riding lessons.
  • The sharks do not bite on this one. Kevin goes out immediately. Mark says that he does not have any connections in this realm, so he is out too. Daymond John goes out thereafter. Lori thinks it is a good solution to a problem; however, the whole process is a personal turn off: she goes out. Robert also decides not to invest.
  • Bruce Vilanch presents PC classes

4. Season 6

Shark Tank’s season six went live on September 2014. The season contains about 29 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: Magic Cook, Kitchen Safe, Bottle Bright, Sleeping Baby, and Fresh Patch. Other memorable moments are:

The Natural Grip: The natural grip is an organization owned by a duty officer and her husband in Kentucky. Together they have come up with a fitness product that hopes to change the hand protection realm. Basically, the natural grip seeks to provide a comfortable option for hand protection, especially to fitness enthusiasts. The natural grip tries to protect your hands while you work out. Their patent is cleaver and a show stopper for all the sharks.

  • Jimmy Kimmel makes an appearance
  • Michele Obama hopes to promote a small business
  • Mark and Daymond make a deal with EmazingLights

5. Shark Tank Season 5

Shark Tank’s season five went live on September 2013. The season contains about 29 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: Postcard on the Run, Moberi, and Sunday Slow Jams. Other memorable moments are:

  • John Paul makes an appearance as a shark
  • Robert, Mark, and Kevin make a deal with Velocity Signs: Josh Faherty and Scott Adams invented Velocity Signs, which hoped to help small enterprises to prosper. The company7 manufactures machines which offer an effective way for small companies to attract attention. The waving machines are durable, portable, and battery-operated.
  •  Diamond Page shows his skills
  •  Happy Feet: Happy feet went operational in 1995 with only a small number of styles available at mall kiosks. The company’s e-commerce site was launched in 2001 to ensure that Happy Feet products were still available to those who did not want to go to the mall. Over the following decade, the company improved to include NFL and NBA style, licensed collegiate, and some animal slippers. Nicole Polizzi, a reality show star, came up with her own Happy Feet company in 2010, which contributed, to some extent, the success of the trademark.

6. Season 1

Shark Tank’s season one went live on August 2009. The season contains about 14 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, and Kevin Harrington as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: Pilot, Send a Ball and Grill Chrams. Other memorable moments are:

  • Barbara extends a deal to Notehall
  • All sharks decide to offer a deal to Classroom Jams
  • VirtuSphere leaves with no deal on the table
  • Push-up Machine: Cactus Jack from Iowa presents his Body Jac machine. The machine has a series of bands that make push ups easier. Jack explains that he is a risk taker, and he has sold more than 10 million products. He explains how he was a millionaire by the age of 32 and broke by the time he was 38. He has, however, started again ever since. Kevin Harrington is impressed, and he offers to give 90,000 US dollars for 50 percent stake in the company. Kevin, however, asks Jack to convince another shark to get into the deal or his offer is out the table. Barbara comes in and offers 90,000 US dollars on condition that Jack loses 30lbs using the machine. Jack accepts Kevin’s and Barbara’s offer.

7. Season 2

Shark Tank’s season two went live on March 2011. The season contains about 9 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond, Kevin O’Leary, and Kevin Harrington as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: Origuadio, Ride on, and Citikitty. Other memorable moments are:

  • Robert makes a deal withOrigAudio
  • Pastore presents Broccoli Wad
  • Mark Cuban appears as a guest shark
  •  Toygaroo: Nikki Pope presents her pitch: Toygaroo is a website listing more than 300 different types of toys. Parents, through the website, can order toys for their kids. Once they are done playing with them, they can send the toys back to Toygaroo for another batch. Nikki explains that they sanitize the toys before shipping them once again. There will be a monthly membership fee of about 35 US dollars every month. Kevin O’Leary offers a 100,000 for 35 percent stake. Cuban and Robert say that they can give 100,000 each for 40 percent stake. Nikki has two offers on the table, she prefers Kevin O’Leary since he has worked with toys before. Kevin likes what Mark Cuban can offer, so he asks him to partner for half the amount, Mark agrees and the deal is done.

8. Season 9

Shark Tank’s season nine went live in 2017. The season contains about 24 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. The guest sharks for this season include Sara Blakely, Richard Branson, Rohan Oza, Bethenny Frankel, and Alex Rodriguez. The series airs on Sunday Nights after Ten Days in the Valley was canceled. The majority of the episodes were aired back-to-back in two-hour segments. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: reusable tape inventions, all natural super beverage, and a life jacket invention. Other memorable moments are:

  • A cure for hangovers: Entrepreneurs present Thrive, a product crafted to reduce the effects of alcohol in an effective, safe, and responsible way. Simply take the capsules before sleeping or after taking some alcohol. The start-up hopes to end alcoholism and minimize the effects of alcohol-related diseases.
  • Men’s swimwear: Bermies is a swimwear brand which combines adventure and style with a concern for our water-bodies.

9. Season 8

Shark Tank’s season eight went live in 2016. The season contains about 24 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: an anti-bullying app, at-home beer dispenser, and personalized shoe slides. Other memorable moments are:

• Re-think: Re-think is a proactive solution to reduce cyber-bullying before irreparable damage is done. A 16- year old innovator, Trisha Prabhu, is the CEO and founder of Re-Think. Re-thinks works across all applications, and it gives teens some time to pause and reconsider their actions online. While using Re-think, about 93 percent of adolescents opted to change their behavior and chose not to post offensive words. Moreover, the app has received many international and national awards including Google’s Global Finalist Award, MIT’s Aristotle award, and International Diana Award. The founder, Trisha, was recently invited to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by Barack Obama. The app is available on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play store.

10. Season 10

Shark Tank, an Emmy-Award-winning show, seeks to reinvigorate entrepreneurship in the U.S; it returned for the tenth season in 2018. The Sharks hope to invest in the best products and business opportunities that America can offer. Once again, the sharks will give people the chance to chase their dreams and secure important business deals that can turn them into millionaires. Shark Tank’s season 10 contains about 18 episodes, and it features Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lory Greiner as the main sharks. Some of the season’s unforgettable moments include: a security product, a beverage carrier, and an online app that offers family activities at a cheaper price. Other memorable moments are:

  • A solution to fight scammers and telemarketers
  • A 3D printer for kids
  • A gifting and savings platform


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