The WPJ

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran, Senior Real Estate Columnist

Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job, however, that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, when she borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business.

Barbara is the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, an unlikely business book that has become a national best-seller. In it, Barbara credits her struggles in school and her mother’s kitchen-table wisdom for her imagination and her quick wittedness in the business world. The book is a fresh, frank look at how to succeed in life and business and is as heartwarming as it is smart and motivating.

In 2005 Barbara started a new venture, the multi-media company Barbara Corcoran Inc. She is the real estate contributor for NBC’s Today Show and CNBC, she writes a weekly real estate column for the Daily News and monthly columns for MORE Magazine and Redbook, and Springboard Press released Barbara’s second book, Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life last Spring to amazing reviews..

As a speaker, Barbara brings her front-lines experience and infectious energy to every person she meets. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.