Barbara Corcoran

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Barbara Corcoran
Born Barbara Ann Corcoran
(1949-03-10) March 10, 1949 (age 65)
Edgewater, New Jersey
Residence New York City, New York
Alma mater St. Thomas Aquinas College (B.Ed.)
Occupation Founder of The Corcoran Group and Barbara Corcoran Inc.
Net worth $140 million
Children 2[1]

Barbara Ann Corcoran (born March 10, 1949[2][3][4] in Edgewater, New Jersey) is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality. As a television personality, she is a "Shark" investor on ABC's Shark Tank.

Biography[edit]

She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a degree in education in 1971.[5][6] After graduation, she taught school for a year, but soon moved on working various jobs including a side job renting apartments in New York City. She wanted to be her own boss, and in 1973 co-founded a real estate business called The Corcoran Group with her wealthy boyfriend, who fronted a $1,000 loan (approximately $5,000, inflation-adjusted).[4][6][7][8] In the mid-1970s she also began publishing The Corcoran Report on real estate data trends in New York City.[6]

In 2001, Corcoran sold her business to NRT Incorporated for $66 million.[2][9] Since the sale of her business, she has become a prominent figure in the New York real estate scene.[10]

She is also a "Shark" investor on ABC's Shark Tank, and is invested in more than a dozen businesses to date.[11]

Real estate commentator[edit]

Barbara is a columnist for More Magazine, The Daily Review, and Redbook, has written several books, and has been featured in various shows such as Larry King Live.[10] She has been a guest business speaker at various real estate events and is a business consultant via her consulting and television production business, Barbara Corcoran Inc. She is also the real estate contributor to NBC's Today show, hosts "The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran" on CNBC, and writes a weekly column in the New York Daily News.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Corcoran currently resides in New York City with her second husband, Bill and their two children.[1]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c karenrosesilentscream.com/authors_Barbara-Corcoran-(1502529).htm
  2. ^ a b Green, Penelope. "The Real Estate 'Queen' in Her Hive", The New York Times, September 25, 2005. Accessed March 17, 2011. "'I never saw myself as a protected person,' said Ms. Corcoran, adding that she grew up in a two-room apartment in Edgewater, N.J., the second of 10 children."
  3. ^ Whitford, David, "Stepping Into a New Role", Fortune, February 28, 2006
  4. ^ a b Neuman, William, "BIG DEAL: A Gun, a Gallop and a Goodbye", The New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2005
  5. ^ St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame
  6. ^ a b c Livingston, R.T., "The Corcoran Group: A Marketing Maven Forges into the Future", The Cooperator, December/January 2000.
  7. ^ "US Inflation Calculator". US Inflation Calculator. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Corcoran, Barbara (2011). Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business. Portfolio Trade. p. 320. ISBN 1-59184-418-5. 
  9. ^ "Barbara Corcoran: Rejection Breeds Success". The Wall Street Journal. June 2, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Meet the Sharks: Barbara Corcoran - Hearpreneur
  11. ^ "About Barbara". BarbaraCorcoran.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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