Barbara Corcoran (middle name Ann) is an American businesswoman, investor, author, and TV personality. She is popularly known as an investor in the Shark Tank TV show. In addition to his busy career, he manages to be a consultant and columnist for popular magazines.
She grew up in Edgewater, New Jersey. He attended a local Catholic elementary school. She later joined Englewood’s St. Cecilia High School. After graduating from high school, Barbara enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College where she successfully graduated in education in 1971.
Shortly after graduation, he taught school for a year, then landed various jobs including a secondary job renting apartments in New York City.
BARBARA CORCORAN AGE
Corcoran was born on March 10, 1949, Edgewater, New Jersey, United States.
BARBARA CORCORAN FAMILY
Barbara’s father was employed in a printing shop while her mother was a housewife. Barbara and nine other siblings grew up in Edgewater, New Jersey.
BARBARA CORCORAN BILL HIGGINS
Corcoran currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, Bill Higgins . Her husband Bill is a retired Navy captain who participated in the Persian Gulf War. He is also a former FBI agent. The couple married in 1988.
BARBARA CORCORAN CHILDREN | DAUGHTER | SON
Barbara gave birth to their first child Tom in 1994. Her pregnancy occurred via in vitro fertilization – with an egg donated by her sister. The couple later adopted a daughter named Kate.
BARBARA CORCORAN REAL ESTATE
Corcoran began his career in the 1970s in the real estate industry. She later became a television personality as an investor ‘Shark’ in ABC’s Shark Tank.
Since she longed to be her own boss, she went on to co-found a real estate company called The Corcoran-Simonè with her boyfriend. Simon had contributed a $ 1,000 loan that served as start-up capital.
When she separated from her boyfriend years later, she founded her own company, The Corcoran Group. Since she was quite experienced in the real estate field, she began publishing The Corcoran Report. The report covered real estate data trends in New York City.
In 2001, Corcoran sold its entire business to real estate giants NRT. The value of the transaction was estimated at $ 66 million. But according to Bloomberg, the company was valued at $ 4 billion.
Barbara is a columnist for More Magazine, The Daily Review and Redbook. She has also written many books and has appeared in several shows including the Larry King Life show. She has been invited as a guest corporate speaker at various real estate events.
Corcoran is also a business consultant. She does her television consulting and production business through her company Barbara Corcoran Inc. She is the real estate associate on NBC’s Today program. He hosts a TV show, The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran on CNBC. Barbara also writes a weekly column in the New York Daily News.
BARBARA CORCORAN OF SHARK TANK
Corcoran invested for nine seasons in ABC’s three Emmy winning show Shark Tank. He made more than 50 deals on the show, his biggest deal being with the Coverplay company for $ 350,000. His average investment size is $ 103,113 and his average investment value is $ 75,000. While it was on the air, it promised investments of over $ 5.4 million.
NET WORTH OF BARBARA CORCORAN
Barbara has an estimated net worth of $ 80 million as of 2018.
BARBARA CORCORAN BOOK | HISTORY
The story of Corcoran’s grace weed is also the main topic of his bestselling book, Shark Tales: How I Turned $ 1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business! The book was launched in 2011. Just a year and a half after Shark Tank premiered.
The book was written in collaboration with Bruce Littlefield, with whom he collaborated on a previous book, If You Do Not Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtail: And Other Lessons I Learned from My Mom. , is hailed as a national bestseller and has received fabulous reviews.
BARBARA CORCORAN YOUNG
Corcoran earned heterosexual D’s in high school and college and had 20 jobs before age 23. In 1973, she borrowed $ 1000 from her then-boyfriend to start a real estate empire. He kept his business alive during the 1987 stock market crash by mortgaging his country house, selling his one-bedroom co-op, and teaching real estate classes at New York University.
Corcoran eventually sold his business to real estate giant NRT for $ 66 million in September 2001, two days before the terrorist attacks. In 2009, she first appeared in ABC’s Shark Tank, where she continues to strike deals with entrepreneurs. Here, the real estate mogul and celebrity investor reflects on the skills and lessons he wishes to know as a young entrepreneur.