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Barbara Corcoran Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Barbara Corcoran worth? $80 Million

How did Barbara Corcoran earn her money and wealth?

Barbara Corcoran was born on March 10, 1949. She is known as an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, author, and television personality. Barbara Corcorann is an ideal for the youngsters who want to start their own business and want to learn entrepreneur skills. She started earning from a very young age and rose to freedom with her hard work and determination. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College. After graduation, she did teaching for a year, but soon took off with part time jobs like providing apartments on rent. But she had something else on her mind. She wanted to start her own business. In 1973, she founded the real estate business, The Corcoran Group along with her boyfriend.

In 2001, Barbara sold her business to NRT for $67 million. Barbara has invested in more than 20 businesses till date. She is also popular for investing in ABC’s Shark Tank, Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks (2014), and Beyond the Tank (2015). Corcoran was declared to be the contestant for the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars in September 2017, where she was partnered with Keo Motsepe. She is the third Shark from the “Shark Tank” to take part in Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec. However, Barbara’s journey of Dancing with Stars ended very soon as she was the first contestant to be eliminated from the show.

Besides investing in businesses, Barbara is also an editor for More Magazine, The Daily Review, and Redbook. She has written many books and has been introduced in several shows such as Larry King Live. Barbara is also a motivational speaker and is often invited to various business universities and real estate events as a guest business speaker. Barbara has opened her own company, Barbara Corcoran Inc, through which she provides consultancy on television production business. Her company is now a $6 billion company and is one of the largest real estate companies in America.  She hosts the popular show hosts The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran on CNBC.

Corcoran lives in Manhattan with her husband, Bill Higgins, who is a retired Navy captain from the Persian Gulf War and former F.B.I. agent; both got married in 1988. Barbara gave birth to her son, Tom, through in vitro fertilization. Egg for in-vitro fertilization was donated by her own younger sister. Later the couple also adopted their seven-year-old daughter, Kate.

Barbara is married to Bill Higgins, a retired Navy captain. In the 2014 episode of Shark Tank, Corcoran said that she has an adopted daughter of seven-year-old and 20-year-old son, Tom Corcoran.

What are the most popular works of Barbara Corcoran?

  • Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business (2001) – co-author
  • If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned from My Mom (2003) – co-author
  • Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life (2008)

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