From Luxury Listings NYC: The very rich love to talk about their bootstraps. They all seem to have made great use of them, pulling on them unremittingly to get to the top of the pile. Of course, a rags-to-riches route makes for better PR than a tale of a rich kid who just keeps getting richer, which, if we are honest, is nearly always what really happened.
But Barbara Corcoran, 66, is the real thing (although she prefers heels to boots). Unlike so many humble braggers who credit their individual genius for their fortunes, she’s quick to admit that her extraordinary achievements required lots of lucky breaks, mixed with a little tenacity. [more]