15 Bestselling ‘Shark Tank’ Products

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“Shark Tank” has won multiple Emmy Awards, stolen the hearts of countless viewers and launched quite a few successful products over its 12-season run. The entrepreneurial reality show returns to The ABC Television Network in October for its 13th season. 

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The premise involves a group of contestants that have to convince the titular Sharks to invest in their projects with hopes of turning them into a profitable business. Through loans, equity or a combination of the two, the Sharks also aim to get a return on their investments, as well as the chance to own a part of the next big thing. Here’s a look at some of the most successful projects that have graced the “Shark Tank” stage.

Frywall Medium Splatter Guard

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 9
  • Shark deal: Lori Greiner 
  • Shark net worth: $150 million
  • Sales figures: $1 million when it first appeared on “Shark Tank” in early 2018, and has sold several million dollars worth of products since
  • Details: A kind of splash-guard designed to fit inside a frying pan, Frywall keeps all the grease and splatter inside, instead of all over the kitchen. The adjustable material is designed to fit any type of frying pan, along with a sizing guide on the website to make sure home chefs choose the right one. 
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Chef Big Shake

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 2
  • Shark deal: No deal
  • Sales figures: $5 million per year
  • Details: After Shawn Davis unsuccessfully fished for investors in his frozen shrimp burgers, angel investors swooped in. Now the company sells its seafood-based burgers to restaurants directly and has since started franchising. Mark Cuban later admitted he regretted not investing when he had the chance.

ReadREST

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 3
  • Shark deal: Lori Greiner
  • Shark net worth: $150 million
  • Sales figures: More than $8 million since its appearance on the show
  • Details: ReadREST is designed for those prone to losing their glasses. Creator Rick Hopper patented a magnetic solution that’s small and subtle and works with everything from earbuds to IDs, as well.

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BetterBack

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 7
  • Shark deal: Lori Greiner
  • Shark net worth: $150 million
  • Sales figures: $10 million as of 2016
  • Details: Katherine Krug’s back-brace helps ease (and eventually eliminate) back pain by helping prompt perfect posture while being easy to wear in almost any environment. Wearing it just 15 minutes a day can is said to help improve one’s overall posture.
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Rocketbook Smart Notebook

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 8
  • Shark deal: None 
  • Sales figures: $32 million reported in 2020, and was acquired by BIC for $40 million that same year
  • Details: While it failed as shark bait in 2017, the reusable notebook managed to take off after its TV appearance. An alternative to paper, the pad and stylus can export notes taken into any number of cloud drives, and be wiped clean with a damp cloth or a few seconds in the microwave.

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Larq: Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 12
  • Shark deal: Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner
  • Shark net worth: $400 million and $150 million, respectively
  • Sales figures: Undisclosed, but they secured $10 million in Series A funding in September of 2020
  • Details: Successful prior to appearing on Shark Tank, Larq uses UV light to purify the water it holds, eliminating up to 99.99% of all bacteria. It can also keep beverages cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12 hours. One percent of its proceeds are donated to causes that help make drinkable water more accessible across the globe.
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Ringbot

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 5
  • Shark deal: None
  • Sales figures: 1.4 million total units sold, more than the company’s top four competitors combined
  • Details: Jamie Siminoff may have been met with disinterest when he pitched his video doorbell, then called Ringbot. While Kevin O’Leary expressed some interest, no deal was struck. However, Amazon bought the company — now known simply as Ring — in 2018 for a whopping $1 billion.

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Tipsy Elves

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 5
  • Shark deal: Robert Herjavec
  • Shark net worth: $200 million
  • Sales figures: $50 million since 2013
  • Details: Tipsy Elves makes festive sweaters, ski gear and costumes with a wild, offbeat twist. They were even worn by Jamaica’s bobsled team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Sleep Styler

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 8
  • Shark deal: None 
  • Sales figures: $100 million as of October 2019
  • Details: Created by founder Tara Brown, the Sleep Styler is an innovative approach to hair care. Designed to be worn while asleep, the heat-free rollers will have users waking up with a head full of curls.

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Bombas

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 6
  • Shark deal: Daymond John
  • Shark worth: $350 million
  • Sales figures: Over $100 million as of 2020
  • Details: A sock designed to be comfortable and breathable, Bombas also boast a blister tab and extra cushioning where your feet need them. For each pair of socks that are purchased, the company donates a pair to a homeless shelter.

Phone Soap

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season  6
  • Shark deal: Lori Greiner
  • Shark net worth: $150 million
  • Sales figures: $150 million total
  • Details: A device that sanitizes your phone with UV light, Phone Soap saw a huge sales increase as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March of 2020.

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Squatty Potty

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 6
  • Shark deal: Lori Greiner
  • Shark net worth: $150 million
  • Sales figures: $164 million since 2011
  • Details: Dubbed as “The #1 way to go #2,” the Squatty Potty is a simple plastic stool designed to fit around the average household toilet. By putting less stress on the body, it can help with constipation and other bowel-related issues.

Bala Bangles

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 11
  • Shark deal: Mark Cuban and Maria Sharapova
  • Shark net worth: $4.4 billion and $180 million, respectively
  • Sales figures: $20 million in 2020
  • Details: Inspired by the ubiquitous ankle weights of the 1980s, co-founders Natalie Holloway and Max Kislevtiz offered an updated, fashionable take. Designed to be worn on the wrists or ankles, Bala Bangles range in weight from one-half to two pounds and offer those without much time or opportunity to help stay fit.

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Stasher Sandwich Bag

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 9
  • Shark deal: Mark Cuban
  • Shark net worth: $4.4 billion
  • Sales figures: Undisclosed, but they were acquired by SC Johnson back in 2019 as part of the company’s $10 billion commitment to sustainability
  • Details: Founder Kate Nouric created Stasher as a means to reduce plastic waste. These reusable bags are made of odorless, food-grade silicone, are safe for the freezer and dishwasher and come in multiple sizes to fit all sorts of food storage needs.

Scrub Daddy FlexTexture Sponge

  • When it appeared on Shark Tank: Season 4
  • Shark deal: Lori Greiner 
  • Shark net worth: $150 million
  • Sales figures: $209 million as of 2019
  • Details: In addition to being odorless and dishwasher-safe, this sponge made waves thanks to its FlexTexture foam, which means it softens up in warm water, but becomes firm in cold. The multicolored cleaning products also come shaped like little smiley faces, too.
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