The story of Barbara Corcoran's rise to becoming a real estate mogul seems like a fairytale, according to Fortune Magazine. Once a diner waitress, Corcoran took a $1,000 loan, used it to build the first woman-owned real estate firm in New York City and then sold her company, the Corcoran Group, for $66 million in 2001.

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