Mensch on a Bench, a Hanukkah gift for children, was started by Neal Hoffman in 2012. As of November 2023, Mensch on a Bench’s net worth is $1 Million and they’re pulling in a whopping $930,000 in annual revenue. 

On December 12, 2014, they appeared on Season 6 of Shark Tank USA and made a deal with Neal Hoffman, for $150,000 for 15% equity. The final valuation was $1 Million, down from the founder’s initial estimate of $1.5 Million.

Mensch on a Bench is still in business. Their products are available on the official website and Amazon.

Mensch on a Bench Net Worth

Net worth$1 Million (2023)
Annual Sales Revenue$930,000 
Lifetime sales$3 million
InvestorsLori Greiner and Robert Herjavec
FounderNeal Hoffman
Employees10 to 30

Mensch on a Bench Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2023$1 Million
Net Worth 2022$900,000 
Net Worth 2021$800,000 
Net Worth 2020$700,000 
Net worth valuation in 2014 after appearing on Shark Tank  $1 Million
Net worth valuation in 2014 before appearing on Shark Tank  $1.5 Million

Mensch on a Bench Pitch on Shark Tank

Company nameMensch on a Bench
ProductHanukkah gifts for children
EpisodeSeason 06 Episode 12
FounderNeal Hoffman
Asked for$150,000 for 10% equity
Final deal$150,000 for 15% equity + Guaranteed Payback of Money within 3 Years
SharksLori Greiner and Robert Herjavec
LocationCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Mensch on a Bench Founder

Mensch on a Bench was founded by Neal Hoffman in 2012. He got the idea to start this business after his Jewish children asked for an Elf for Christmas-themed toy shop. He is now very popular among the Jewish community because of the toys. Mensch on a Bench’s founder, Neal Hoffman, has a net worth of $5 Million as of 2023.

Key accomplishments

2023Mensch on a Bench become the best-selling Jewish toy brand
2014The Mensch on a Bench appeared on Shark Tank


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 Mensch on a Bench and its continued success.

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