Barbara Ann Corcoran is an American businesswoman, author and television personality. She holds a degree in education and started publishing the real estate-focused Corcoran Report in the mid-1970s. In 2001 she sold her Corcoran Group to brokerage NRT for $70 million. Corcoran is also known for appearances on the NBC television show "Shark Tank."
Born March 10, 1949, Barbara Ann Corcoran graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1971. After graduating, she began a teaching job where she taught for almost a year before deciding to move on. After working numerous odd jobs, Corcoran co-created the Corcoran Group, a real estate business, with the help of a $1,000 loan she received from a boyfriend. Soon after, she began publishing the Corcoran Report, which featured developments in real estate.
After selling the Corcoran Group in 2001, Corcoran began appearing in the media more frequently. She is a real estate contributor to NBC's "Today" show, a columnist for the Daily Review and has a weekly column in the New York Daily News. Corcoran has also written books focusing on business and entertainment, such as “Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life.”
As of 2015, she lives in New York with her husband and two children.