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Barbara Ann Corcoran (born March 10, 1949[3][4][5] 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.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Business career

2.1 Real estate commentator 2.2 Shark Tank

3 Personal life 4 Selected works 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Biography[edit] She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a degree in education in 1971.[6][7] 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-Simonè with her boyfriend, who contributed a $1,000 loan (approximately $5,420, inflation-adjusted, 2016).[5][7][8][9] When she split from her husband seven years later, she formed her own firm, the Corcoran Group. [10] In the mid-1970s she also began publishing The Corcoran Report covering real estate data trends in New York City.[7] In 2001, Corcoran sold her business to NRT Incorporated for $66 million.[3][11] She is also a "Shark" investor on ABC's Shark Tank, and is invested in more than twenty businesses to date.[12] In September 2017 Corcoran was announced as a contestant for season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with Keo Motsepe.[13] She is the third Shark Tank "shark"—after Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec—to take part. Corcoran and Motsepe were the first couple eliminated on September 25, 2017.

Business career[edit] 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.[14] 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.[2]

Shark Tank[edit] Corcoran has been an investor on ABC's three-time Emmy award winning show Shark Tank for nine seasons. She has made 52 deals (including tandem ventures) on the show, the largest being with the company Coverplay for $350,000.[15] Her average investment size is $103,113 and the median amount of her investments are $75,000.[15] On air, Corcoran has invested over $5.4 million.[15]

Personal life[edit] Corcoran lives in Manhattan with her second husband, Bill Higgins (both a retired Navy captain who'd participated in the Persian Gulf War[16][17] and a former F.B.I. agent); they married in 1988.[2][18] Barbara gave birth to their son Tom in 1994, via in-vitro fertilization — with an egg donated by her sister.[19] The couple later adopted daughter Kate.[20][21] On the April 18, 2014 episode of Shark Tank, Corcoran said one of her children is a seven-year-old adopted daughter, and has also said her first is a son in his 20s, Tom Corcoran. In season 5 episode 26 of Shark Tank, which aired April 25, 2014, Corcoran shares that her son attended an Ivy League school. On season 8, Barbara said her daughter Katie has learning disabilities.

Selected works[edit] If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons On Your Pigtails: and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom; (aka "Use What You've Got"), New York : Penguin, 2003. ISBN 1-59184-002-3 (co-authored with Bruce Littlefield) Nextville: Amazing Places to Live Your Life, Springboard Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-446-17827-3 Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business, SPortfolio Trade, 2011. ISBN 1-59184-418-5 (co-authored with Bruce Littlefield) References[edit]

^ [1][dead link]

^ a b c karenrosesilentscream.com/authors_Barbara-Corcoran-(1502529).htm

^ 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."

^ Whitford, David, "Stepping Into a New Role", Fortune, February 28, 2006

^ a b Neuman, William, "BIG DEAL: A Gun, a Gallop and a Goodbye", The New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2005

^ St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

^ a b c Livingston, R.T., "The Corcoran Group: A Marketing Maven Forges into the Future", The Cooperator, December/January 2000.

^ "US Inflation Calculator". US Inflation Calculator. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 

^ Corcoran, Barbara (2011). Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business. Portfolio Trade. p. 320. ISBN 1-59184-418-5. 

^ "How to Get a Shark to Invest by Barbara Corcoran". Retrieved June 20, 2018. 

^ "Barbara Corcoran: Rejection Breeds Success". The Wall Street Journal. June 2, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 

^ "About Barbara". BarbaraCorcoran.com. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 

^ News, A. B. C. (2017-09-06). "Meet the 'DWTS' season 25 celebrity cast: Frankie Muniz, Barbara Corcoran and more". ABC News. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 

^ Jr, +Gresham Harkless. "Meet the Sharks: Barbara Cororan - Hearpreneur". ceoblognation.com. 

^ a b c "Barbara Corcoran's Shark Tank track record". Sharkalytics. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 

^ http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_9495/index1.html NEW YORK MAGAZINE

^ "Bill Higgins: Shark Tank Barbara Corcoran's Husband (Bio, Wiki)". January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 

^ "THE MOST HENPECKED MAN IN MANHATTAN". May 12, 1999. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 

^ https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/realestate/the-real-estate-queen-in-her-hive.html

^ Barbuti, Angela (April 18, 2014). "Barbara Corcoran of 'Shark Tank': 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved January 24, 2018. 

^ Corcoran, Barbara (April 26, 2014). "Best part of my weekend is having breakfast at the shop around the corner with my Kate.pic.twitter.com/OYmOzjptOV". Retrieved January 24, 2018. 

Further reading[edit] MacDonald, Jay, "Fame & Fortune: Barbara Corcoran: 'Jersey girl' trumped Trump with street smarts", Bankrate.com Morgenstern, Julie, " Barbara Corcoran's Second Act", O: The Oprah Magazine, March 2005 Rosen, Alison, "Home Viewing: former Megabroker Barbara Corcoran closes the deal on a TV career", Time Out New York, April 27 – May 3, 2006. External links[edit] Barbara Corcoran's website Authority control WorldCat Identities ISNI: 0000 0000 3397 1402 LCCN: n2002106969 SNAC: w63t9nf4 VI