Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight Ds 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 out a $1,000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed the loan into a $5 billion real estate business and sold it for $66 million.

Barbara is the real estate contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market. She’s also an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit, Shark Tank. In the first season, Barbara bought eight young businesses that she’s shepherding to success.

Barbara is a doting mother and the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned from My Mom, an entertaining business book that has become a national best seller, as well as Nextville: Amazing Places to Live Your Life. Her latest book, Shark Tales, is the true story of how Barbara turned $1,000 into a billion-dollar business.
As a speaker, Barbara brings her front-line experience and infectious energy to every group she addresses. Motivational, inspirational and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.