Spanx Founder Sara Blakely named Forbes youngest self-made Woman Billionaire

March 7, 2012

Spanx® Founder Sara Blakely Named Forbes Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire

Spanx® inventor and founder, Sara Blakely, is named Forbes Billionaires List's Youngest Self-Made Woman.  Blakely graces the cover of the special issue that hits newsstands Friday, March 9th.  She joins the short list of other American self-made billionaires, including Oprah Winfrey and Meg Whitman.  The Forbes cover story highlights how Blakely turned $5,000 in savings into a global phenomenon and is available onlinehere.


About SPANX:
Spanx founder Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party when she realized she didn't have the right undergarment to provide a blemish-free look under white pants. Armed with scissors and sheer genius, she cut the feet off her control top pantyhose and the Spanx revolution began! The problem-solving brand has become a red carpet must-have for celebrities and a daily necessity for women and men everywhere. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Spanx is available in 40 countries and now offers more than 200 products ranging from slimming apparel and swimsuits, to bras, activewear and men's undershirts and underwear. These body-shaping innovations have secured Spanx a place in pop-culture, with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL. In addition to keeping butts covered, SPANX also shapes the world by focusing on their mission: To help women feel great about themselves and their potential.

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