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Backstage with Michael Wekerle at The Real Deal’s Toronto event: VIDEO

Financial "rock star" offers advice from a career of ups and downs
By Alistair Gardiner | April 12, 2016 02:52PM

Moments before he took the stage at The Real Deal‘s Real Estate Showcase and Forum in Toronto, business celebrity Michael Wekerle sat down with TRD managing web editor Hiten Samtani for a backstage chat.

One of the stars of “Dragons’ Den” (Canada’s answer to “Shark Tank”), Wekerle has been called a cross between Mick Jagger and Warren Buffet. In a brief interview, he dished on the pros and cons of working in the real estate industry, and offered insight he’s accumulated from a career of ups and downs. “If it seems too good to be true, it’s usually too good,” he said. “And it’s usually not true.”

Check out the video above to see what makes Wekerle tick.

For more videos, visit The Real Deal’s YouTube page.