How Much Investors Are Paid on Shark Tank?

Entrepreneurs provide items and drama to the program Shark Tank, while investors, or "sharks," bring financial backing.

In 2016, Variety reported that the average salary for a shark on the program was $50,000.

While this may not seem like much,

it does go toward Daymond John and Lori Greiner's travel expenses to and from Las Vegas where the program is filmed.

Over the years, talks have heated up over the money given to the sharks.

Business Insider claimed in 2014 that Robert Hart, Mark Cuban's attorney,

and Steve Mosko, president of Sony Television, had a difficult dispute about Hart's compensation.

For the next two seasons, Cuban was promised an increase of $1,200 per episode and

was obligated to promote the program across numerous networks.

Cuban has been a regular on the program since he joined in Season 3, despite these talks.