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


The biggest challenge in business isn’t your competition, it's what goes on inside your own head. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 5 hours ago

My mother’s genius was putting her finger on the gift she saw in each of her 10 kids, and making us believe that the gift was uniquely ours. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 6 hours ago


Folks in Sacramento, CA welcoming the @cmlobster truck.
Kate's favorite place to sit - high up on the lifeguard stand on Fire Island.
Who knows more about surviving treacherous waters than us #Sharks? Our issue of Success Magazine hits newsstands on Sept 8th!