Barbara Corcoran is a staple on the Shark Tank panel. A tough-talking but warm-hearted entrepreneur — at least on screen — Corcoran famously built a real estate empire from an initial loan of $1,000.
As she told Inc. in a new profile, she was the master of her own marketing. That turned her into a multi-million dollar entrepreneur. It also got her the job on Shark Tank.
Producers at first said no to Corcoran when they were casting the show, now in its sixth season on ABC. After a heavy vetting process, an assistant for executive producer Mark Burnett told her she did not make the final six. It was a conclusion that shocked Corcoran. She refused to accept it.