18 Facts About Barbara Corcoran


Barbara Ann Corcoran was born on March 10,1949 and is an American businesswoman, investor, syndicated columnist, and television personality.


Barbara Corcoran founded The Corcoran Group, a real estate brokerage in New York City, which she sold to NRT for $66 million in 2001 and shortly thereafter exited the company.


One of the show's original "Shark" investors, Corcoran has appeared in all 14 seasons of ABC's Shark Tank to date.


Barbara Corcoran is a columnist for More, The Daily Review, and Redbook, writes a weekly column in the New York Daily News, and has written several books.


Barbara Corcoran has been featured on Larry King Live and NBC's Today show, and hosts The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran on CNBC.


Barbara Corcoran was born in Edgewater, New Jersey, the second of 10 children in a working class Irish-Catholic family.


Barbara Corcoran remembers her father as a man who occasionally drank too much and treated her mother with disrespect and condescension, particularly when he'd been drinking.

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Barbara Corcoran struggled throughout her schooling, later learning that she had dyslexia.


Barbara Corcoran attended a local Catholic elementary school and started high school at St Cecilia High School in Englewood.


Barbara Corcoran graduated from St Thomas Aquinas College with a degree in education in 1971, faring better than she had in her previous schooling.


Barbara Corcoran had worked a total of 20 jobs by the time she was 23, including a side job renting apartments in New York City.


Barbara Corcoran wanted to be her own boss, and in 1973, while working as a receptionist for the Giffuni Brothers' real estate company in New York City, co-founded The Corcoran-Simone with her boyfriend, who loaned $1,000.


In 2001, Barbara Corcoran sold her business to NRT for $66 million.


In September 2017, Barbara Corcoran was announced as a contestant for season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with Keo Motsepe.


Barbara Corcoran gave birth to their son in 1994, via in vitro fertilization, with an egg donated by her sister Florence.


In 2015, Barbara Corcoran purchased a penthouse unit on Fifth Avenue for $10 million.


Barbara Corcoran's hobbies include skiing and going to the beach.


Barbara Corcoran has dyslexia and was labeled the "dumb kid" by her teachers and classmates.