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


All the best entrepreneurs are not working to become rich, they’re working to solve something. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 7 hours ago

One of my biggest failures turned into a great success. I spent $71K on a total bellyflop. It forced me to get creative + dig myself out! Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 10 hours ago

As a kid, I was dumb in the classroom, but it taught me not to be afraid to be different which has been a key to my success. Read More

@BarbaraCorcoran 13 hours ago