Barbara Corcoran has been trading “Shark Tank” since the show premiered in 2009.
But what many people don’t know is that Corcoran was pretty much fired from the ABC hit before he even stepped foot in front of the camera.
The real estate mogul took to Instagram this week to share with viewers a wild story about how she actually landed the coveted seat.
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Corcoran said he got a call from someone who worked for producer Mark Burnett and said he was in a new show called “Shark Tank.”
Corcoran, who joked that he thought the show was about fishing, said he was “hooked” when he learned the premise and signed the contract immediately without reading it. Then she hopped into her iconic store, Bergdorf Goodman, to buy expensive luggage and embrace the mindset of the rich and famous.
But then something unexpected happened.
“The day before I left for Los Angeles, the woman called me and said that she had changed her mind and had given one woman’s seat to another,” Corcoran explained.
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So what did Corcoran do?
She sat down and wrote an email to Mark Burnett himself, imploring him to invite both women to the studio to compete for the role.
“Mark all the good things that happened in my life right after I got rejected. I know I do my best work when my back hits the wall,” she wrote to the producer. I think your refusal is a lucky charm.I have booked a flight and I hope I can get on that plane.”
Corcoran then flew to Los Angeles to win the seat and remained there for the past 14 years.
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“The lessons are always the same,” she said. “All good things happen after you recover.”
Corcoran’s net worth is It is estimated to be about $100 million.
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