STP 025: Steve Kaplan the ‘Secret Millionaire’ who creates millionaires


No secret anymore…

A Millionaire who creates Millionaires…

Steve Kaplan could easily be labeled a Shark.  He has been doing mergers & acquisitions for almost 30 years and has sold dozens of companies…the largest for over 2.1 billion dollars.  (Yowza)  He lives an incredible life as a millionaire who spends his time helping other entrepreneurs in any way that he can.

Steve’s Success Quote: “If you do what you always do, you get what you always get” Steve’s mother (How great is that?)

Steve joins me on Shark Tank Podcast to talk about his experience on the ABC show secret millionaire, and how to ensure you first define success before you spend your life working for something that may not bring you happiness. Look out Mr. Wonderful – Steve is the real deal and he wants to share his secrets for swimming with sharks without being eaten alive!  Jump IN!

Session 25 is sponsored by:

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He talks about how to build a 7 figure in business in 2 years by teaching others how to free themselves.

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In this episode you will hear:

  • Steve Kaplan has created over 100 millionaires – How?
  • Steve Kaplan has sold his company for over a billion dollars…before he was 35.
  • Is sleeping in your car a precursor to being a self made millionaire?
  • How does one get on the show Secret Millionaire?  Steve explains
  • Steve spent a week with the soldiers in Afghanistan – he is passionate about helping soldiers reacclimate when they return home
  • How the principles that made Steve successful can be applied to the new economy.
  • How to not suck at raising capital!
  • Plus a whole lot more…


Advice from Steve for entrepreneurs who haven’t made it over the hump just yet:

  • The business climate has changed, and so have the tools at your disposal, but the core basics of success in business are still the same.

  • The challenge of business today is to stay relevant.  If you are successful, 5 years from now you will not be doing what you are doing the same way you are doing it.  Know that, and DON’T resist it.
  • Don’t sell tactics, sell access!

Items we talked about during the session:

Steve’s Website

The 3 charities that Steve worked with on the show:

Kids Off The Block



Power of Marketing TV Show

John Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire

Secret Millionaire – Steve’s show airs August 3rd, 2013 – 6pm ET

John Paul DeJoria & Steve Tisch (Guest Sharks on Season 5)


(The Future of Radio)

Tech that Steve could not survive without:


Google Docs (One of my must have’s)

Free Conference

Books that Steve recommends:

Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Keep, and Nurture Talent

Conversations with Shark Tank Winners (Coming Soon!)

Bag the Elephant

Be the Elephant: Build a Bigger, Better Business

Sell Your Business for the Max!



Steve’s “Family” at Kids Off The Block

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Twitter: @stevekaplanlive

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Until Next Time…Bu-Bye!



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TJ Hale

TJ Hale

TJ Hale is host of the popular "Shark Tank Podcast" where he interviews entrepreneurs from the show, casting directors and producers, the SHARKS themselves, and also real-life entrepreneurs. TJ is married with two sons. When he's not consulting entreprneurs or rubbing shoulders with Sharks, he's often spending time with family or practicing to one day become the Phoenix Suns mascot, the Suns Gorilla - no, seriously, click here, here, or here to check that out. To learn more about TJ, or to connect with him on social media, head over to the about page or click here.

2 comments on “STP 025: Steve Kaplan the ‘Secret Millionaire’ who creates millionaires

  • August 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    please, conect with Sir Steve Kaplan, thank a lot best regards AdrianaS 35.

  • August 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    please, conect with Sir Steve Kaplan, thank a lot best regards AdrianaS 35.

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