‘Shark Tank:’ How Barbara Corcoran Created a Second Career From the Reality Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Barbara Corcoran has been an investor on ABC’s Shark Tank since its premiere in 2009. Starting on the present because the resident actual property mogul, Corcoran has achieved celeb standing by means of her many offers with aspiring entrepreneurs and earned a tidy revenue on her investments.

The Shark Tank star continues to be a pressure to be reckoned with in actual property and now has managed to construct a wholly new profession from her presence on the hit actuality present.

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Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’ | Eric McCandless by way of Getty Images

Barbara Corcoran likes to construct

The actual property icon relishes the fun of constructing, and never simply in actual property. Helping aspiring business homeowners create their corporations from the bottom up is one facet of investing that Corcoran loves.

“Ask anyone who’s built a business from scratch and they will tell you the first few years are the best part… the most challenging and the most fun!” Corcoran advised Parade in February. “I get to enjoy the best part of so many businesses every day, dreaming of what they might become, living the thrill of the chase, thinking fast to get past trouble and against all odds, making it to the finish line!”

The Shark Tank investor emphasizes the significance of sheer laborious work and staying the course as important in reaching your targets. “I dreamed early on that I would be the ‘Queen of New York Real Estate,’ and stopped at nothing until I became it,” Corcoran shared. “Envisioning your dream and overcoming all the obstacles that get in your way almost always brings success to an individual. Making sure you work harder than everyone else guarantees it.”

Opportunities from ‘Shark Tank’ fame

Though Corcoran was already successful as a business proprietor, that didn’t cease her from creating new areas of curiosity as soon as the ABC actuality present got here alongside. The Shark Tank panelist revealed that as a result of program’s reputation, she’s been capable of open up a number of new income streams for herself.

“On the notoriety of the Shark Tank platform, I’ve constructed a profitable second profession rising small manufacturers into powerhouses,” Corcoran commented. “Working with the entrepreneurs is a huge part of what I do every day and helping them make their dreams come true is deeply satisfying! But it’s also hugely profitable!”

In addition to partnering with small business homeowners and making a revenue on her funding, Corcoran additionally has a packed schedule of public appearances and promotions. The actual property guru credit Shark Tank for her new profession ventures.

“My well-paid endorsement offers and speeches are an enormous a part of my business today and every little thing is a result of working being a Shark on Shark Tank,” she mentioned.

Love among the many ‘Sharks’

With Shark Tank in its 11th season, Corcoran has fashioned shut bonds with fellow panelists Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary. Yet when it comes time to compete for a deal, all of them dwell as much as their predatory identify.

“As Sharks on the set, we are really Sharks because we’re all after the same good deal,” Corcoran mentioned. “We’re all competitive and we all want to win!”

While there’ll typically be blood within the water when the Sharks battle over a deal, Corcoran says they’re all actually associates. “After our 10-hour day on set is over, we like each other!” she shared. “Most of us have been together for 11 years now and we’re a family. And as everyone is smart in a different way, we all respect and learn from one another, so we’re always thankful.”

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