Barbara Corcoran is an American businesswoman and investor with a net worth of $40 million. Born on March 10, 1949 in Edgewater, New Jersey, she is one of the famous faces from the hit reality television show Shark Tank. She is a personality and investor on the show, often allowing unknown people with amazing ideas to see their ideas come to life and their business dreams take off into reality. She graduated in 1971 from the St. Thomas Aquinas College with an educational degree that led to her taking a teaching position for a year following her graduation date. However, she decided that she would take on odd jobs here and there so that she could move to New York City and pursue her dreams. By the time she was 23-years-old, she’d had more than 20 jobs to help her pay her way, and she finally decided it was time to make her own dreams come true.
With a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend, she decided in 1973 to open up her own business; the Corcoran Group. She and her then-boyfriend went into business together working in the real estate market. She also began doing publishing work in the mid-70s when she began working on the Corcoran report, a report about real estate trends in New York City at the time. She carried her business for more than 30 years until she made the decision to sell in 2001. She earned $66 million when she sold the Corcoran Group to NTR, and that is when she began investing in other people’s dreams.
In addition to her work as a real estate mogul and reality star investor, Barbara Corcoran is also a commentator and columnist. She writes for More Magazine, Redbook, The New York Daily News and The Daily Review, and she has published her work in dozens of other publications and sites throughout the years. She also works as a public speaker, attending some of the most important real estate conferences throughout the year, offering her professional advice to attendees. She contributes to the Today Show on NBC, as well.
Her personal life is a bit less interesting than her professional life. Barbara Corcoran lives in Manhattan, in a lovely home with her husband. Bill is his name, and he is her second husband. Together, they have two children. One of their kids is in his 20s and their other child is a young girl they adopted many years ago. She’s authored several books on her life, and she works hard to maintain her enormous net worth, but not without passing on all that she has learned and her knowledge of business and real estate to those who are interested in what she has to say. Her business grew with her hard work and determination, and she was able to do what she wanted to do without any formal training in the field, and she’s using her degree in education to teach the rest of the world to be as successful as she has become over the past several decades.
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