Barbara Corcoran - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 19, 2022

Barbara Corcoran
Profession: Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Consultant
Best Known For: Shark Tank (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $100 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 10, 1949 (age 74)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Barbara Ann Corcoran
Birth Place: Edgewater, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Edwin W. Corcoran Jr.
Mother's Name: Florence Corcoran
Siblings: 9

four brothers
five sisters

High School: Leonia High School
University: St. Thomas Aquinas College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, Danish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: February 14, 1988
Husband's Name: Bill Higgins
Children: 2

Tom Higgins (son)
Katie Higgins (adopted daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 60 kg (132.28 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Barbara Corcoran?

Barbara Corcoran is a businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for her work in ABC's Shark Tank as a "Shark" investor and in season 25 of Dancing With The Stars.

Barbara Corcoran – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Barbara Corcoran’s birth took place on March 10, 1949, in Edgewater, New Jersey, USA. She was born Barbara Ann Corcoran to her father Edwin W. Corcoran Jr. and her mother Florence Corcoran. 

Her parents raised her alongside her nine siblings- one older and eight younger. A brother of hers died in a Dominican Republic hotel in June 2019. Growing up in a family of 12 struggled to make ends meet. Her father was frequently fired from his job since he didn’t obey his boss’ orders and she started working from an early age.

Barbara Corcoran aged 23 (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Corcoran attended St. Cecilia High School and transferred to Leonia High School. She then enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas College, graduating in 1971 with a degree in education. 

Her ethnicity includes Irish, and Danish.

Barbara Corcoran – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Barbara Corcoran married her longtime boyfriend Bill Higgins on 14 February 1988. Higgins is a retired Navy captain and a former F.B.I. agent.

She and her husband have two children together. Their son Tom was born in 1994 via in-vitro fertilization with an egg donated by her sister. The couple adopted their second child, daughter Katie.

As of 2019, the couple is living happily without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Barbara Corcoran, Bill Higgins (Yahoo)

Barbara Corcoran – Career

In real estate

After graduation, Barbara Corcoran taught in a school for a year. She soon moved on to working various jobs which included waitressing and renting apartments in New York City. By the age of 23, she had already worked 20 different jobs.

In 1973 along with her boyfriend she co-founded a real estate business called The Corcoran-Simonè. Ramon Simonè had contributed a $1,000 loan to her in 1973. After 7 years the couple broke up and she founded her own firm The Corcoran Group.

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In the mid-1970s Barbara Corcoran began covering real estate data trends in New York City which she published under the name The Corcoran Report. Soon enough her business began to bloom. Corcoran sold her company to NRT Incorporated in 2001 for $66 million.

Moreover, she is a real estate contributor to NBC's Today show.

As a writer

Barbara Corcoran is a columnist for More Magazine, The Daily Review, New York Daily News, and Redbook. She is also an author and has written several books including Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion-Dollar Business!.

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Barbara Corcoran, Keo Motsepe in season 25 of Dancing With The Stars (Twitter)


Corcoran is the host of CNBC’s Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran, the business podcast Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran, and an investor in ABC's Shark Tank for a total of nine seasons.

She also entered season 25 of Dancing with the Stars as a contestant and paired up with Keo Motsepe. But they were eliminated in the first round.

Barbara Corcoran – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $100 Million while there has been no official estimate on her annual salary.

Barbara Corcoran – Facebook, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Barbara Corcoran is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She also has an official webpage for business purposes.

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