Barbara Ann Corcoran is an accomplished businesswoman, investor, consultant, author, speaker, columnist and a television personality on NBC‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏShark Tank.‰Û On March 10, 1949, Corcoran was born in Edgewater, New Jersey. She was the second oldest of 10 children. In 1971, Corcoran graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College earning a degree in education. Before completing college, she held 20 different odd jobs, ranging from selling hot dogs to a housemother at an orphanage. She has successfully worked her way from the ground floor of real estate to making a permanent mark in the world of real estate. Currently, Corcoran lives in New York with her husband Bill Higgins. They have two children, Katie and Tom.