Barbara Ann Corcoran (born March 10, 1949) is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality.
She established The Corcoran Group, a land financier in New York City, which she offered to NRT for $66 million of every 2001 and presently left the organization. One of the show's unique "Shark" financial backers, Corcoran has shown up each of the 12 times of ABC's Shark Tank to date. As of February 2020, she has made 53 arrangements on the show, the biggest being a $350,000 venture for 40% of Coverplay.
Corcoran was brought into the world in Edgewater, New Jersey, the second of 10 kids in an average Irish-Catholic family. Her mom, Florence, was a homemaker. Her dad, Edwin W. Corcoran Jr., skipped from one occupation to another all through Corcoran's life as a youngster.
On occasion, her family depended on conveyances of free food from an agreeable neighborhood merchant. Corcoran remembers her father as a man who occasionally drank too much and who treated her mother with disrespect and condescension, particularly when he'd been drinking.
Because of dyslexia, Corcoran battled all through her tutoring. She went to a neighborhood Catholic primary school and began secondary school at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood. Subsequent to failing a few courses her first year, she moved to Leonia High School where she graduated with a D understudy.
In the wake of graduating from school, she showed school for a year however before long continued on. She had worked a sum of 20 positions when she was 23, remembering a side work leasing lofts for New York City. While she was a server, her sweetheart persuaded her to work for a land organization.
She needed to work for herself, and in 1973, while filling in as an assistant for the Giffuni Brothers' land organization in New York City, helped to establish The Corcoran-Simonè with her beau, who advanced $1,000.
She split from her boyfriend seven years after the fact after he told her he planned to wed her secretary and she then shaped her own firm, The Corcoran Group. During the 1970s, she likewise started distributing The Corcoran Report, a bulletin covering land information patterns in New York City.
In 2001, Corcoran offered her business to NRT for $66 million. In September 2017, Corcoran was declared as a challenger for season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, where she was joined forces with Keo Motsepe.