His’s full name is Sara Treleaven Blakely. She is the very first female billionaire in the world to make a billion dollars at such a young age, at 41. Moreover, she did it absolutely from scratch and without a rich husband. There are many young male billionaires in the world according to the Forbes list – for example, Dustin Moskowitz and Mark Zuckerberg created a ten-digit fortune when they were only 26 years old. But there are not so many young women with such a state on the planet, and many have crossed the magic line of a billion dollars at a fairly respectable age.
Sara Blakely BioGraphy
Sara was born on February 21, 1971 in Florida to the family of a lawyer and artist. She says that she was constantly looking for an opportunity to earn some money at least somewhere. After graduating from Florida State University and earning a degree in legal affairs, she fails the LSAT exam twice while attending School of Law, and leaves for Orlando for an interview at Disney World. She worked there for 3 months, and then spent seven years selling office equipment at Danka, which is now owned by the Japanese corporation – office equipment giant Ricoh. There she mastered the art of cold selling, offering fax machines to various companies and firms by phone and walking from office to office. It is worth noting that Sara has a natural charm, a very pleasant appearance and excellent oratorical skills, which did their job – at the age of 25, Danka made her a national sales coach.
When she turned 27, Blakely moved to Atlanta with the $ 5,000 she had accumulated while working with Danka and spent the next two years developing a new product that would make her a billionaire at 41. This is how her startup began to create her own company Spanx – the production of tights and shaping underwear for women, which, on the one hand, is comfortable, and on the other hand, makes the figure slimmer. She chose this name for her company because it is said in marketing books that products with the most unusual and strange names sell much better.
Sara kept her business in complete secrecy for some time, continuing to work for Danka during the day. She did not have serious funds for advertising and product promotion, so she focused on marketing and PR moves. She was fortunate enough to meet Oprah Winfrey’s stylist, and then the TV presenter herself, who stunned everyone with her appearance when she looked ten pounds slimmer in Spanx lingerie. In late 2000, Oprah announced Spanx Product of the Year in front of an audience of millions.After that, Sara urgently made a website that she did not have at that time, and from that moment her Internet business begins. She jokes: “I have my own business on the Internet for only $ 18 a month.” Since that broadcast on The Oprah Show, there has been a quantum leap in Sara’s business.
The first year of sales brought her 4 million dollars, and the next – 10 million. In subsequent years, she travels with a demonstration of her products in different cities, signs a contract with the shopping channel QVC, is published in the best publications and magazines.In 2003, after six tests, she nevertheless got on the famous reality show by Richard Branson The Rebel Billionaire, which was broadcast on Fox in 2004. Everyone discouraged her from participating in it, but she decided that Virgin founder Richard Branson had a lot to learn, so Sara went to the show. Branson later said, highlighting this successful woman’s unique PR talent, “She has already achieved the success she deserves, but she wisely thought the show would help her go even further.” Sara took second place of honor on this show and received a check from Branson in the amount of 750 thousand dollars to open a charitable foundation. Blakely and her company, Spanx, continually donate funds to the needs of women – including scholarships for women in Africa, and assistance to single mothers, and contributions to the development of women’s entrepreneurship. To date, her charitable contributions amount to $ 17.5 million.
Sara is not only a successful businesswoman, but also a happy wife. In 2008, she married a successful businessman who owns the holding company 100 Mile Group, shares in Zico (a super trendy coconut water brand, 20% owned by Coca-Cola), low-calorie vodka Voli and Sheets – a caffeinated version of Listerine strips that dissolve on the tongue.Sara Treleaven Blakely has four children. However, so far we have come to know the name of only one of her sons, whose name is Lazer Blakely Itzler.
|Real Name||Sara Treleaven Blakely|
|Age||50 year old|
|Date Of Birth||February 27, 1971|
|Birth Place||Clearwater, Florida,United State|
|Occupation (s)||American businesswoman and philanthropist|
|Net worth||$1.2 billion (approx)|
|Brother Name||Ford Blakely|
|Children name||Lazer Blakely Itzler|
|Spouse Name||Jesse Itzler (m. 2008)|
|School||Clearwater High School|
|College||Florida State University|
|Height||5 feet & 7 inches / 1.7018(m) 170.18(cm)|
|Dress Size||16 US Approx|
|Weight||134 lb (61 kg; 9 st 8 lb)|
|Bra (Breast)||Size 30 (approximate)|
|Waist Size||34 (approximate)|
|Hip Size||34 (approximate)|
|Shoe Size||12 (US) (approximate)|
|Are you married ?||Married|
|Is she Lesbian||No|
|boy friend name||–|
|Husband name||Jesse Itzler (m. 2008)|
The net worth of this Businesswoman is around $1.2 billion.
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