WATCH ABOVE: Kevin O’Leary announces Conservative leadership bid on Facebook
Kevin O’Leary announced Wednesday morning that he will enter the Conservative leadership race.
In a Facebook video, O’Leary thanked the “40,000 of you…that encouraged” him to run.
“That’s why I’m doing it,” the former Dragon’s Den star said. “What an opportunity we have in the country. Limitless bounty. Such opportunity to turn it around, I’m so excited, it’s time.
“I’m jumping in the race right now,” O’Leary said.
O’Leary’s announcement comes after Tuesday’s French leadership debate.
In December, the businessman and TV star launched OlearyforCanada.ca, a website “to mobilize public support.”
The website also listed his exploratory committee. The team of advisors includes political heavyweights like former Ontario Premier Mike Harris and former Senator Marjory LeBreton.