Barbara Corcoran is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality. She is best known as a “shark” investor on ABC’s Shark Tank. Corcoran founded The Corcoran Group, a real estate brokerage in New York City, which she sold in 2001 for $66 million. She is also the author of several books, including “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.”
Corcoran’s career in television began with her role on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank, where she has been a prominent investor since 2009. Her investments on the show span a diverse range of industries, from technology to food and beverage. Corcoran’s sharp business acumen and charismatic presence have made her a popular figure on the show. Outside of Shark Tank, she has appeared on other TV shows and in various public speaking engagements, sharing her expertise in entrepreneurship and real estate.
Barbara Corcoran’s collaborations have been pivotal in her career, particularly her partnerships with fellow investors on Shark Tank. She has collaborated with Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, and Robert Herjavec, among others, on various business ventures.
Corcoran’s achievements have been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions. She has been honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and has been featured in various media outlets as a leading business figure.