Robert Herjavec, ‘Dancing With The Stars’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Robert Herjavec is one of the most watched contestants on Dancing With The Stars. He hails from Shark Tank and now he’s a true competitor in the DWTS ballroom with pro partner Kym Johnson at his side. Read on for our 5 Fast Facts on the multi-millionaire for all his latest news.


1. Kym Johnson And Herjavec Finally Shared an On-Screen Kiss

For the America’s Choice performance on Dancing With the Stars, Johnson and Herjavec finally gave the viewers what they’ve been waiting for – a kiss. The title of the song they were dancing to was “Champagne Kisses” and the two did not disappoint. For the entire season, fellow cast members and viewers have been talking about the two having a behind-the-scenes romance. TMZ even caught the two sharing a goodbye kiss on video. Check out the smooch from their dance routine in the above video.


2. Herjavec’s Net Worth Is $200 Million

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Robert Herjavec has a net worth of $200 million. The news source reports that he made his money through several lucrative business endeavors:

Robert’s first major business success came when he founded Canada’s top provider of Internet security software, BRAK Systems, in 1990. BRAK Systems was eventually sold to AT&T for $100 million. In 2000 Herjavec accepted the position of VP of Internet Security after the purchase by AT&T. Later he became the VP of Sales at RAMP Network which was later acquired by Nokia for $225 million. In 2003 he founded his own company called The Herjavec Group which is a security software company. He is also a venture capitalist.

Herjavec lives in an esteemed neighborhood, called the Bridle Path in a large mansion in North York, Ontario. His house was actually the largest and most expensive home sold in Canada. In addition to an amazing home in Canada, he has other residences, sports cars and his own private jet.


3. He Was Suicidal After the Demise of His Marriage

Robert Herjavec revealed that Dancing With the Stars came at the right time and really lifted his spirits. Over the summer of 2014, Herjavec’s longtime marriage to wife Diane Plese ended and his children were very upset with him upon hearing the news. It was then that Herjavec contemplated ending his life, saying that his kids were his kryptonite. Herjavec told People:

I just wanted to end it. It’s been a terribly difficult year…We were great parents and a great team, but over time we drifted apart … Everyone has their kryptonite. For me, it was my kids. It took me to a place I never thought I would go.


4. Currently, Herjavec Is Starring On Three Shows

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Herjavec is on television Mondays, Fridays and occasionally on Tuesdays as she’s not only on Dancing With The Stars. Shark Tank is Herjavec’s true calling and now he’s on a spin-off show called Beyond The Tank. Beyond The Tank is a reality show that follows-up with companies that the sharks have helped out in the past. The official plot of the show is:

Beyond the Tank will feature a look back at past Shark Tank pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank. The series will revisit entrepreneurs whose businesses were groundbreaking (not successful) in terms of their technology, business model or branding who have taken their business to low heights with the help of the Sharks, entrepreneurs and their Shark investors who gambled on their businesses and lost, businesses that multiple sharks fought hard against each other to secure and even those entrepreneurs who did not get deals from the Sharks, but continued on in pursuit of their dream.

Other cast members on Beyond the Tank include Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, and Lori Greiner.


5. Herjavec Joined Dancing With The Stars For His Mother

Herjavec’s mother has passed away, but he did the show for her. In fact, he even dedicated one of his performances to her. He said his mother was a big fan of the show, loving the pageantry of it all, and they used to watch it together. Herjavec’s mom Katica died of ovarian cancer in 2007.

For more information on Herjavec’s beloved mom Katica, check out the below link:

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