- Full Name: Barbara Ann Corcoran
- Net Worth: $80 Million
- Occupation: Business Woman, investor, writer, television personality
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: American
Barbara Corcoran Net Worth – The Life Of An Entrepreneur, Writer And TV Personality
Start Up As An Entrepreneur
Barbara Corcoran started selling flowers in the morning before going to school. She started her career as school teacher in 1971, but she was not satisfied with this position. Then she took up a waitress job in a restaurant and use to work for 18 hours there. There she met Ray Simone, he was 10 years older to her, and they started dating. She left that job and started a small business of apartments renting in New York. She wanted to be like her boyfriend, who was very rich and owned a real estate business. Soon in year 1973, she founded her own real estate business as Corcoran group in partnership with her boyfriend. Their business was great success but they had to split this firm when Ray decided to marry her secretary. After this her business was sold to NRT Incorporated for $66 million in 2001. As a TV star she hosts Shark Tank on ABC TV series, which became a big hit and after that Barbara made a lot of money to invest in other business. She has also worked as an author of “The Corcoran Report”, it was about real estate data. Her article as “how I turned $1000 to billion dollar business is also very famous”. She is also author of “My wolf; my friend”,” In case you don’t have large breasts, add strips on your cue in addition to other topics I understood from my mother”, “Working Mother”. She also writes in real estate column of New York Daily News as “Ask Barbara”. She has other 22 business investments and she always makes sure that all of them grab grand level of success.
Barbara Corcoran’s Personal Life
Barbara Corcoran is a beautiful woman; she is always richly dressed up and highly fashionable. She says dress up for the job you want and not for the job you have.Barbara was second oldest among her ten siblings, they stayed in Edgewater in New York. In school Barbara was not very high scoring students and by her graduation she had switched 22 jobs, as she always wanted to start up her own business. Barbara graduated from St.Thomas Aquinas College in 1971. Barbara Corcoran never did her post-graduation and she also against this because she thinks business school is waste of time and money. A business should originate from practice and hard work and being street smarts. Taking up a degree can help you in getting a job or in a promotion but not in starting your own business. Barbara Corcoran’s father was a printing press foreman and always inspired Barbara to startup her own business and become her own boss and her mother was house maker. But still Barbara considers her first boyfriend as her role model who lend her $1000 to start up her business.
Barbara Corcoran is married to her husband Bill Higgins and stays in Manhattan, New York with their two kids; one is adopted daughter Katie Higgins who is 8 years old and son Tom Higgins in his 20s.
Barbara Corcoran’s House
Barbara Corcoran, who is considered to be the queen of real estate, owns a lavish Barbara Corcoran apartment in Park Avenue Apartments on the upper east side of New York.