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


I don’t know how to #relax so instead I clean my closet, paint the woodwork or do laundry. That is as close as I get to relaxed. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 9 hours ago

#ProTip: If you don’t have people clamoring for your new service or product, you need to create the illusion of demand. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 14 hours ago


Bet you didn't know that there are only two women on #SharkTank and we’ve built more successful businesses than all the men put together. Tag a friend you want to go into business with and get to work! #womeninbusiness #girlboss #girlpower
I always hire someone with my opposite skill set so together we are twice as effective. Mike and I have different strengths in the office, but we look equally great in these hairnets!