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Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely- Biography

Sara Blakely is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur best known for her Spanx brand. She was named one of the Times 100 most influential people in 2011. She is extremely successful because of her innovative mindset, and she is also an excellent orator.

What is the Net Worth of Sara Blakely? Salary, Earnings

Sara Blakely is a highly successful businesswoman who is well-known throughout the country for her wealth. Her fortune was recently valued at $1.2 billion, thanks to the success of her hosiery and shapewear brand, Spanx.

Sara Blakely- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Sara Blakely was born on February 27, 1971, in Clearwater, Florida, United States. She was born to parents John and Ellen Blakely and grew up with her brother Ford Blakely. Her mother is an artist, and her father is a trial lawyer. She aspired to be like her father and become an attorney herself.

Sara attended Clearwater High School for her high school education and later Florida State University for her college education, where she earned a degree in Communication. She had originally planned to study law, but she did not perform well on the LSAT exam.

Quick Facts

Real Name Sara Treleaven Blakely
Birth Date 27 February 1971
Age (as of 2021) 50 Years
Birth Place Clearwater, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Businesswoman
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Sara Blakely- Professional Career

Sara Blakely began her career as a regular employee at Walt Disney World in Florida, as well as a stand-up comedian. She also worked in Danka’s supply department before being promoted to national sales trainer. She got the idea to start her own hosiery brand after experimenting with her pantyhose and getting the desired results. Sara Blakely then used her savings to develop the concept and went on to pitch it to various mills. She received several rejections before finding a mill operator in North Carolina who accepted her idea. Sara was successful in patenting her concept and trademarking her brand name as Spanx. After her products were sold at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdales, she established a successful supply chain.

She finally quit her job and worked full time on her business in 2000, after her business grew and became popular. In 2005, she competed in the reality show The Rebel Billionaire, finishing second, and was later invited to serve as a judge on the American Investor show. Her company began to thrive, with sales in the millions of dollars, and by 2012, she was on the cover of Forbes magazine as the youngest billionaire. In 2013, she was ranked 93rd on the list of the Times 100 most influential people. Recently, after her company was valued at $1.2 billion, she surprised each of her employees with two plane tickets to their dream destinations as well as $10,000 in perks to commemorate the occasion.

Social Media Details

Sara currently has 573k Instagram followers and 1.4 million followers on her Linkedin profile. She doesn’t have any other social media accounts, such as Twitter or Facebook.

Sara Blakely- Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend, Girlfriend

She is currently married to Jesse Itzler, a co-founder of Marquis Jet. They met at a Net Jet Poker Tournament and married within a year. She is also the mother of four children, the names of whom have not been revealed. She is currently practicing Judaism. Previously, she dated a former boyfriend whose name has not been revealed, but it is known that he left his job as a healthcare consultant to assist her with her business.

Trivia

  • Sara has expressed a desire to create the world’s most comfortable heeled shoes before retiring.
  • She has appeared as a guest investor on several episodes of Shark Tank.
  • Sara also made a brief appearance in an episode of Elmsley Court.
  • She established the Sara Blakely Foundation to assist women with education and business training.
  • Richard Bradson initially provided a $750,000 check to start her foundation.
  • During the Corona Virus, she decided to give $5,000,000 to female-owned businesses.

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