Barbara Corcoran

 

Biography

Growing up, Barbara Corcoran had straight D’s in high school and college, on top of 20 jobs by the time she was 23. Soon, however, she quit her job as a waitress, borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend, and started a small real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, the $1,000 would balloon into a five-billion-dollar real estate business and the biggest brand in the industry. Corcoran is also a much sought-after speaker, bringing her experiences and energy to the audience. her “tell-it-like-it-is” attitude is credited for her success. She authored If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, which later became a national best-seller. She also credits her mom’s kitchen-table wisdom for her success in the business. She is also a contributor for the Today Show and CNBC, on top of a weekly real estate column for the Daily News.