Barbara Ann Corcoran Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Barbara Ann Corcoran Net Worth – Barbara Ann Corcoran is an American investor, businesswoman, and author from Edgewater.
Corcoran is a “Shark” investor on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’. She has collaborated with some of the best investors all over the world.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Barbara Ann Corcoran was born in Edgewater, New Jersey on the 10th of March 1949. Corcoran graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1971 with a degree in education.
After her school years, she co-founded a real estate business called ‘The Corcoran Simone’ with her boyfriend.
She later sold her business for $66 million and became a “Shark” investor on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ show which was a big breakthrough in her career as an investor and businesswoman.
Barbara is currently married to Bill Higgins, a retired Navy captain of the Persian Gulf War who is equally a former F.B.I. agent. The couple got married in 1988.
In 1994, Bill and Barbara welcomed a son named Tom. She had Tom through in-vitro fertilization, IVF. It is said that her younger sister donated the egg.
The couple later adopted a daughter, Kate, who according to Corcoran, has learning disabilities.
Corcoran’s career as an investor began in 2001 when she sold her business to NRT Incorporated for $66 million.
She is a “Shark” investor on ‘Shark Tank’ and is currently invested in more than 20 businesses to date. Corcoran starred on the show with entrepreneurs such as Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban, and Daymond John.
Corcoran is also a columnist for More Magazine, The Daily Review, and Redbook. She has written several books and has been featured on various shows such as Larry King Live.
Barbara is also the real estate contributor to NBC’s Today show and The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran on CNBC; where she writes a weekly column in the New York Daily News.
Corcoran has been an investor for the show ‘Shark Tank’ for nine seasons and she has made 52 deals on the show. Her average investment size is $103,113.
As of 2018, she has partnered with iHeartRadio to focus on a weekly podcast, Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran. The podcast became a huge hit and was one of the most downloaded business podcast of 2017.
Barbara Ann Corcoran Net Worth and Achievement
As of 2019, Barbara Corcoran’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $80 million dollars. Corcoran is one of the highest-paid female investors in the world.
Barbara Corcoran is probably most famous for being a “Shark” investor on the TV program Shark Tank. She was born in Edgewater, New Jersey in 1949 and received a degree in education in 1971 from St. Thomas Aquinas College.
After graduating, she taught school for a year and then held several different jobs including a side job renting apartments in New York City.
She had an early desire to own her own business, so with the help of a $1,000 loan in 1973, she opened a real estate business The Corcoran Group.
She soon began publishing news about real estate data trends in New York City, in The Corcoran Report. Real estate giant NRT Incorporated purchased Corcoran’s real estate company for $66 million, in 2001.
She has also appeared in More Magazine, The Daily Review, and Redbook as a columnist.
Corcoran has written several books and has been featured on many TV shows. She was quoted during a 2005 interview with Business Week, about the myth called the real estate bubble: “Of course there’s no bubble.
I think we’re just getting started… There are so many more buyers than there are homes to sell. Bidding and overbidding is the norm of the day.
So it’s going to take a lot to slow this market. Even if it does – which I don’t see the signs of – it will still slow down slowly. That’s not what a bubble does”.