'Shark Tank' Season 14: Meet Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Xu, and other guest Sharks on the ABC show
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: No matter how good a business idea is, it needs financial investments to turn it into reality. While many entrepreneurs rely on their network of family and friends to raise the capital for their big business venture, some savvy entrepreneurs turn to 'Shark Tank'. Aside from an opportunity to pitch their business to some of the best investors in the world aka Sharks, the free publicity that comes with it, and also the possibility of closing a deal with one of the Sharks, makes it truly irresistible.
While we are used to watching Sharks like Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, and Daymon John regularly on our screens, the showrunners often rope in some high-profile celebrities and entrepreneurs in order to spice things up and give the OG sharks a run for their money! Some of the guest Sharks who appeared on the show include the likes of Kevin Hart, Alex Rodriguez, Richard Branson, and Bethenny Frankel. Each season features a new roster of guest Sharks, so if you're wondering who the new guest Sharks of Season 14 are, then keep reading.
Who are 'Shark Tank' Season 14 guest Sharks?
Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO and founder of Goop, and Tony Xu, CEO of and co-founder of DoorDash, are set to make their big debut as the guest Sharks on 'Shark Tank' Season 14. These two newbies will be joining alongside returning guest Sharks Emma Grede, CEO and co-founder of Good American, founding partner of SKIMS, and co-founder of Safely; Peter Jones, Dragon on BBC’s 'Dragon’s Den'; Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND and co-founder of SOMOS Foods; and Kendra Scott, founder, executive chairwoman & chief creative officer, Kendra Scott, LLC.
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow founded Goop from her kitchen table in 2008. Since then Goop has grown into a popular lifestyle brand devoted to helping women make their own choices count in the various facets of their lives—from style, travel, work, food, and beauty to physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. From releasing a line of the very controversial "This Smells Like My Vagina" candles to yoni eggs, Goop has constantly pushed uncomfortable, important questions forward without shame. After serving as Goop’s chief creative officer since its inception, Gwyneth took on the CEO mantle in 2016, leading the company’s primarily female team of more than 200 to exponential growth. In fall 2018, on its 10th anniversary, Goop expanded internationally to the EU. Goop’s ventures include a television show on Netflix; a book imprint; permanent and pop-up retail stores; and live events, such as the renowned In Goop Health summit. In addition, goop has a tightly edited digital shop and its own product lines, including skincare, fragrances, apparel, bath and body, and supplements.
A new season means new Guest Sharks! 🦈 We are thrilled to welcome @GwynethPaltrow and @t_xu to #SharkTank, along with the return of @EmmaGrede, @dragonjones, @KendraScott, and @DanielLubetzky! 👏 pic.twitter.com/7cOVxxVnPG— Shark Tank (@ABCSharkTank) August 17, 2022
Tony Xu is the CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses in 27 countries across the globe, on a mission to grow and empower local economies. Born in Nanjing, China, Xu came to America with his parents and grew up working in a restaurant alongside his mom. He and his co-founders started DoorDash to help local businesses like that restaurant succeed. Xu met his co-founders at Stanford. DoorDash grew out of their conversations with merchants, asking what hurdles they faced in growing their own businesses. The company began addressing the challenges of delivery from restaurants and has since expanded its focus to include grocery, retail, beauty, alcohol, pet food, flowers, and convenience.
'Shark Tank' Season 14 premieres on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 8/7c on ABC.