Barbara Corcoran's credits include straight D's in high school and college, and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, she would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business. Corcoran is the author of the bestseller "Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business" and host of top podcast "Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran".
Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past 13 seasons on ABC's four-time Emmy® Award-winning show "Shark Tank," investing in over 80 businesses to date.
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