About Barbara

Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group.

As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit TV show, SHARK TANK, Barbara has ponied up her own money and invested in twenty-two businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success.

Her newest book, SHARK TALES, takes you behind the scenes of her life and business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others).

My First Million: Barbara Corcoran AOL Interview


Too much education can give false confidence. You need to relate to everyday people - the folks you’ll need to help build your business. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 11 hours ago


Ever wonder how much equipment and how many people go into the filming of a TV commercial? A ton! Check out all the people standing in front of me as I try to read the teleprompter!
Taking a break from filming a TV commercial. If you're ever feeling stressed or overwhelmed just make a funny face and laugh at yourself. You'll feel better!