Real Estate Entrepreneur | Branding Expert | Shark Tank “Shark”
Barbara Corcoran’s got straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. But it was her 21st job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country–she borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, she would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business building the largest and best known brand in the business. Now best known for her role as a “Shark” on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, Corcoran’s amazing story, professional expertise, and tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success for audiences everywhere.
Corcoran is the author of the best seller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business! and is the real estate contributor for The Today Show on NBC, as well as a frequent contributor to every major network. Her new syndicate, Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, allows would-be angels to invest alongside her on Angel List.
She is also the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons On Your Pigtails and Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life.