Barbara Corcoran is one of the top American businesswomen, author, investor, and consultant who is famous worldwide. She gained global recognition after her appearance in the hit popular ABC TV program “Shark Tank”. Barbara Corcoran’s net worth isn’t determined by her TV appearance because she started her career way back in 1973. Her real estate firm, “The Corcoran Group” formerly known as “Corcoran-Simone” is originally the reason for Barbara Corcoran’s net worth.
She even hosted multiple famous podcasts such as “888-Barabara,” “Business Unusual with Barbara,” and even “The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran”.
Apart from Barbara Corcoran’s net worth and career in real estate, she has written as many as 3 books plus any columns. Today, we are discussing Barbara Corcoran’s net worth, her millionaire status, and how she built her empire.
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Barbara Corcoran’s Early Life
Born Barbara Ann Corcoran, the businesswoman was born on 10th March 1949 in Edgewater New Jersey. Being a part of an Irish-Catholic household, she had 9 siblings. Since Barbara suffered from dyslexia when she was a child, nobody could have guessed how big Barbara Corcoran’s net worth would be in the future.
She went to St. Cecilia High School and then got transferred to Leonia High School. Even after all the difficulties, she got her degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1971. Before launching herself as an independent businesswoman and attaining Barbara Corcoran’s net worth, she worked 22 different jobs. Her very first job was as a school teacher.
Barbara Corcoran’s Career
Barbara was always focused to attain her goals. Though she started off as a receptionist at the age of 23 in the popular Giffuni Brothers’ real estate firm, she planned on launching her own business.
Her focus was always to attain the ultimate Barbara Corcoran net worth that she has today. She started her business after taking $1,000 in loan from her then-boyfriend, Ray Simone. They co-founded the famous real estate firm, Corcoran-Simone in the year of 1973. The couple was happily dating before Ray cheated on her with Barbara’s secretary.
So, Ray left Barbara after seven years. Initially, she thought that she couldn’t do business without his vision. But it has been proven wrong and now she is immensely successful.
The company’s name was later changed to “The Corcoran Group” and Barbara sold the company for a huge amount of $66 million in 2001. This was not the only involvement that led to Barbara Corcoran’s net worth.
She launched her own real-estate newsletter in the mid-1970s named, “The Corcoran Report”. Then she went on to write multiple books like “If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom,” (2003), next was “Nextville: Amazing Place to Live Your Life” (2008), and also, “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into Billion Dollar Business” (2011).
Barbara’s biggest success had made her a shark investor in the hit TV series, “Shark Tank”. She is an investor along with Kevin O’Leary, Kevin Harrington, Robert Herjavec, and Daymond John.
The show premiered in 2009 and won as many as 4 Emmys along with 4 Critics Choice Television Awards. However, not for contributing to Barbara Corcoran’s net worth, the businesswoman was seen competing in “Dancing with the Stars Season 25” in 2017. She even played her own cameo in shows like “Drop Dead Diva” (2013) and “Grace and Frankie” (2020).
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Barbara Corcoran’s Personal Life
Barbara Corcoran’s net worth may have started with her ex Ray but she ultimately found her happiness in Bill Higgins, retired Navy captain/ former FBI agent. The couple married in 1988 after that she had vitro fertilization by using her sister, Florence’s egg. She gave birth to her son Tom in the year of 1994. Later in 2005, the couple adopted their daughter Kate.
Barbara Corcoran’s Net Worth & Real Estate
Barbara Corcoran’s net worth is a massive $100 million. She has smart investments that keep adding to her net worth. There is a constant flow of money in Barbara’s net worth is ensured by her clever decisions. Barbara also lives a life of luxury. She owned a $3.5 million 2,700 square foot apartment on Park Avenue. Besides, the couple also owns a $10 million Fifth Avenue penthouse that they bought in 2015.
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