DinoDon Net Worth 2023 Update  (Before & After Shark Tank)

DinoDon, life-sized dinosaur animatronics making company, was started by Don Lessem and Valerie Jones in 2016. As of September 2023, DinoDon’s net worth is $5 million. After Shark tank the company has and they’re pulling in a whopping $4 million in annual revenue.

In May 2021, they appeared on Season 12 of Shark Tank USA and made a deal with Mark Cuban for $500,000 for 25% of equity. The final valuation was $2 million, down from the founder’s initial estimate of $5 million.

In August 2023, DinoDon is still in business. Now the company has introduced more than 1000 dinosaur species and you can buy DinoDon stuff from their company website.

DinoDon Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2023$5 million 
Net Worth 2022$4.2 million
Net Worth 2021 after appearing on Shark Tank$2 million
Net worth valuation in 2021 in Shark Tank  pitch$5 million 

DinoDon Pitch on Shark Tank

Company nameDinoDon
ProductLife-sized dinosaur animatronics
EpisodeSeason 12 Episode 25
Founders Don Lessem and Valerie Jones
Asked for$500,000 for 10% equity
Final deal$500,000 for 25% equity
SharkMark Cuban 
LocationMedina, Pennsylvania

DinoDon Don Lessem and Valerie Jones

DinoDon was founded by Don Lessem and Valerie Jones in 2016. Don Lessem is a writer. He has written more than 50 science books which are specialized in dinosaurs. And also, he was the founder of Dinosaur Society and the Jurassic Foundation. The other founder, Valerie Jones is Don Lessem’s wife, and she is a non-profit fundraiser. Dino Don’s founders, Don Lessem and Valerie Jones, have a net worth of 3.75 million USD as of 2023.

Key accomplishments

2021Appeared on Shark Tank Season 12, and shark Mark Cuban invested $500,000 in the startup for 25% share.
2022After appearing on shark tank Dino Don produced more than 1000 dinosaur species, which was 150 species before appearing on Shark Tank.
2022 They developed partnerships with Universal Studios and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in addition to Russia, China, Mongolia, and Argentina.


From their beginnings on Shark Tank to their current status as a thriving business, they have proven that with the right idea and execution, anything is possible. We can’t wait to see the future for DinoDon and its continued success.