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Home Sweet Home: Barbara Corcoran

The Shark Tank investor on her childhood in Edgewater, New Jersey

Growing up with nine brothers and sisters in a town where much of her extended family lived, Barbara Corcoran was always surrounded by family.

So when she founded her own real estate company, the Corcoran Group, in the 1970s, it felt right to just keeping growing the business and adding more and more people. Since it was always "the more, the merrier" in her childhood, so too would it be in her professional life.

Corcoran sold her eponymous firm in 2001, and is now as an investor in more than a dozen businesses, but she's managed to keep the crowds around, inheriting the host role from her mother, so her Upper East Side is now the go-to gathering spot for family and friends.


For Home Sweet Home, Curbed talked to 30 engaging personalities across a range of industries to learn about where they grew up and what home means to them. Follow Barbara Corcoran on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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