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Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec: 'The Only People That Tell Me There's No Opportunity in America Are People in America

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"People love to talk about how hard it is and how little opportunity there is."

“Shark Tank” co-host Robert Herjavec knows something about what can be accomplished in America with hard work.

The son of Croatian immigrants fleeing communism, Herjavec moved to North America in 1970 as an 8-year-old who spoke no english. Today, he’s one of the most successful businessmen in the world.

In a new interview with Business Insider, Herjavec offered his thoughts on the current state of the “American dream.”

“People love to talk about how hard it is and how little opportunity there is,” he said. “And to me, I have to tell you, that’s just a bunch of crap. This is still the greatest country in the world for opportunity.”

He then added a stinging line: “The only people that tell me there’s no opportunity in America are people in America.”

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