Dan Greiner is known for being the husband of American TV personality, inventor, and entrepreneur, Lori Greiner. He’s also known for being a certified public accountant (CPA) and businessman.
Dan was a Division Controller when he first met Lori. They started dating and began For Your Ease Only and Lori Greiner Companies. When the companies gained traction, Lori stepped up and gained popularity. As for Dan, he stayed clear of the media limelight.
Let’s get to know more about Dan!
Married to Lori Greiner
Dan and Lori Greiner shared their vows in 2010 after more than a decade of dating. They first met at a bar in Chicago’s trendy Lincoln Park area in 1996. Soon after, they started dating and began working together.
While talking about their relationship in her book, Lori wrote, “Dan is a numbers guy; I’m the inventor. That’s why we’re a perfect team”.
An employee told Chicago Business, she was amazed by Dan and Lori’s commitment to each other and that she would kill her husband if they were to be together 24/7. “I am amazed at their relationship. I love my husband, but I’d kill him if I had to be with him 24/7.”
Do Dan and Lori have Kids?
The entrepreneur pair who have been together for more than two decades and married for more than a decade is yet to share kids.
Dan and Lori have been working together since they started dating more than two decades ago. Lori created the idea of an acrylic jewelry organizer in the mid-90s and her now-husband encouraged her to sketch out her ideas. In her book, Invent it, Sell it, Bank it!: Make your Million-Dollar Idea into a Reality, she wrote,
He’s cautious–not at all the type to push the envelope. And yet, in this instance he was on board from the minute I told him about my idea.
Soon after, the pair took out a $120,000 loan against their house and started manufacturing their product. They started their business in 1996 and when the product gained popularity, Dan left his job to fully support their business working as the Vice President.
Dan Greiner started his career as a certified public accountant for Grant Thornton LLP in 1987. After working as a consulting, audit, and tax specialist for three years, he left the company in 1990.
The same year, he joined Bell & Howell as a Divison Controller where he looked after financial projections, budgeting, accounting, SEC reporting, mergers, and acquisitions. He was a part of the company till 1998.
Two years prior, Dan had opened his firm, For You Ease Only, together with his wife. When the company rose to prominence, Dan left Bell & Howell to focus on his own company. He has been working as the Vice President of the company for over 25 years now.
Greiner has also been the co-founder, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lori Greiner Companies since January 1997. While his wife takes care of the innovation side, he supervises the financial side of the business.
How Much is Dan Greiner Worth?
Dan Greiner’s individual net worth is yet to be known but he shares a whopping $150 million net worth with his wife, Lori Greiner.
Lori earned the major portion of her worth from her firm, For Your Ease Only in the ’90s. She designed a plastic organizer that could hold 100 pairs of earrings and sold them through QVC. On her first appearance, she sold well over 2,500 earring organizers in just two minutes. Within the year, her product earned over $1 million and instantly sold out during its debut on a Home Shopping Network.
Within 18 months, Lori and Dan were able to pay off their $300 thousand loan. Their business earned over $10 million in sales within just three years. Their firm was reported to have more than $350 million in sales by 2010. Her products cost between $16 to $299. Most of her sales (80%) come from QVC.
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