Leslie Haywood has a net worth of almost $1 million thanks to her entrepreneurial ventures. Grill Charms founder, Leslie Haywood, asked for $50,000 to purchase a 25% equity stake in her company on Shark Tank 2009. She had already sold Grill Charms in 103 independent stores. Robert Herjavec approved the deal. However, many marketing experts questioned the company’s name and packaging. Kevin O’Leary liked the product, but didn’t love the packaging. He offered $50,000 in exchange for a share of the business.
A few years ago, Haywood was a finalist on Shark Tank. A few weeks before the audition, Haywood received a call from her mother. Her father requested that her mother not call Lesley after he died. Haywood missed the opportunity, and weeks later buried her father. On her second attempt, Haywood received a call from producers. This was when her net worth reached an incredible sum.
In 2007, Haywood founded the Grill Charms brand, which is a home-baked barbecue accessory that uses grill charms to create a sparkly finish. Haywood was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, but was able to overcome the difficult circumstances and put her invention on the market. Today, her business is a booming success, with the products sold in more than 400 stores worldwide. Leslie Haywood has been on many television shows and contributed to numerous periodicals.
Leslie Haywood’s net wealth has been increased by a lucrative licensing agreement with a national brand producer. She will continue to be paid quarterly royalties by the company for her products. Her new licensing agreement will be finalized with Fox Run Brands, LLC on March 1, 2013.
Grill Charms is another success story. The company has a net worth exceeding $1 million. Grill Charms, a grilling accessory similar to Wine Charms, reminds chefs how to properly prepare meat and provides security for barbecuing. The company was founded by Leslie Haywood, who was a stay-at-home mom with two daughters until 2006.