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


Opportunity is not what you think it is. It doesn't sparkle, it isn't loud, and it's almost always found on the flip side of failure. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 9 minutes ago

I try to stay positive, not about the outcome, but about knowing I'll survive whether things do or don't work out. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 13 hours ago