Sara Blakely

Want To Attend The Forbes Under 30 Summit As Our Guest? Now's Your Chance.

Want to join the brightest young minds, brash founders and top leaders in every sector at the 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit? This is your chance.<p>We’re launching <i>Forbes Fellows</i> to give a limited number of exceptional people, who are in the business of creating amazing companies and social change, the …

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Rose Leadem - Author Biography

It's important to go the extra mile to protect your personal information online.<p>2 min read<p>Here's why it's important to get people chatting about your brand.<p>2 min read<p>Some of the world's most famous faces have had serious run-ins with the law.<p>8 min read<p>Seeking inspiration? Sara Blakely's …


9 Inspiring Quotes From Self-Made Billionaire and Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

Seeking inspiration? Sara Blakely's entrepreneurial story will motivate you.<p>Before launching the billion-dollar company Spanx, its founder Sara Blakely wanted to become a lawyer. However, after scoring too low on the law school admissions test, she switched gears and went into sales. Selling fax …


List reveals 10 of the richest women in history

Girl power is at an all-time high in 2018. Female entrepreneurship in the U.S. is on the rise, more and more women are landing C-level jobs in top companies and one woman even ranks among the top 10 billionaires in the world.<p>Although women still have a long way to go in some areas, the progress …


Marshmello, Russ & More to Headline 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit Music Festival

Marshmello has been confirmed to headline the upcoming Forbes Under 30 Summit Music Festival alongside Russ and Butterscotch.The concert will take …

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What Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Can’t Live Without

<i>If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the</i> <i>hand sanitizer</i> <i>and …


4 Great Lessons In Entrepreneurship Everyone Can Learn From Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

Once upon a time, not too terribly long ago, Sara Blakely had a party to attend. Back then, she sold fax machines door-to-door, and had saved up her money to buy an expensive pair of white pants. She wanted a seamless look under said pants (read: no panty lines or body jiggles) so she put on a pair …


Small-biz quiz: What do you know about these famous entrepreneurs?

Welcome to the annual Ask an Expert Small Biz Quiz! This summer, it's the “famous entrepreneurs” edition. Challenge yourself with these questions about the entrepreneurs Americans all know and love.<p>1. Before this entrepreneur was the multibillionaire we all know today, he worked at McDonald’s for a …


5 Ways To Boost Your Confidence When You Feel Inexperienced

Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely speaks onstage during Vanity Fair’s 2018 Founders Fair in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)<p>Whether you are starting out in your career or transitioning to a new project or field, you may feel like you lack the experience. You may …

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Reese Witherspoon on Throwing Ice Cream at Meryl Streep – Variety

Fans of “Big Little Lies” may have been left scratching their heads after photos of star Reese Witherspoon throwing an ice cream cone at season 2 …

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11 Pieces of Fatherly Advice on Life and Living It Well

Fathers are a great source of wisdom. With all their life experiences, from massive successes to crushing failures and everything in between, they’ve …

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'What Would You Tell Your Teenage Self?': 15 Inspirational Women Offer Advice For A Successful Future

“Every terrible thing that happens to you always has a hidden gift and is leading you to something greater.”<p>Slide 1/17<p><i>Featureflash Photo Agency /</i> …


Billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakely gave her entrepreneur husband a piece of advice she learned as a teenager to get him through his hardest days

Jesse Itzler is a former rapper, an entrepreneur, and the husband of Spanx founder Sara Blakely. He's known for pushing himself to his limits — both physically and mentally.<p>In 2015, he published a book titled "Living with a SEAL," about his experience training with a Navy SEAL. This year, he came …


How Michter’s Revived A Classic American Whiskey Brand

Joe Magliocco and Andrea Wilson take us inside Michter's Distillery in Kentucky to talk process, hiring the right people, and leaving a legacy.


Comfort Research Talks Growing Your Own Brand

Chip George, Co-founder of Comfort Research talks about how moving away from private label is the next step for their business.


Self-made Spanx billionaire Sara Blakely has never had coffee — here's how she starts her day instead

Billionaire entrepreneur Sara Blakely has built a business empire with shapewear company Spanx, and has a net worth of $1 billion, according to …


Sara Blakely: Start Small, Think Big, Scale Fast

The CEO of Spanx explains how her hyper-observant focus led to overhauling the undergarments industry.<p>Almost every entrepreneur in the U.S. knows the …


Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire's success

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Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Thanks, Kardashians!!! For Pimping Us Out

<b>Kim Kardashian</b> and the rest of the fam might have added a few million bucks to Spanx's revenue, and its billionaire founder, <b>Sara Blakely</b>, couldn't be …

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Ready to Bootstrap? Consider These 5 Real-Life Stories.

Bootstrapping isn't always the path to riches. In fact, it's risky -- and a mixed bag when it comes to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often glorify the idea of bootstrapping -- starting a business without the aid of venture capital or angel …


ServiceNow's New Billionaire

ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy shares the story behind the creation of one of the world's most innovative companies.


Shonda Rhimes, Tyra Banks Invest in TheSkimm

A group of female investors were part of the media company's $12 million funding round.<p>Media startup theSkimm has raised more funding from a group of …

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TheSkimm closes its $12M Series C with big names Shonda Rhimes and Tyra Banks on board

In March, the female-led media company and newsletter provider theSkimm reported it was raising a $12 million Series C from Google Ventures and Spanx founder Sara Blakely, along with several existing investors. Today, the company is confirming its Series C round has closed with a number of new, …

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Spanx founder Sara Blakely says sticking with this daily habit is how she gets her best ideas

Sara Blakely is a billionaire entrepreneur who knows how to turn a simple idea into a big business.<p>In 2000, she made a splash in the fashion industry …


Sara Blakely Is Funding These Eight Civic-Minded Women Entrepreneurs

For the second year, the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI), a civic-focused entrepreneur hub, has partnered with Atlanta entrepreneur and investor …


Hatch Apps raises $300,000 from Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

D.C. startup <b>Hatch Apps</b> added to its funding total for the year with $300,000 from the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, according to CEO <b>Param Jaggi.</b>As we …


View From The Top: Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely is the founder and CEO of Spanx. She came up with the idea for her revolutionary shapewear product in 1998. Two years later, the first …

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From creating Spanx pantyhouse to the flight simulator, these inventors are Hall of Famers

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is once again inducting prominent inventors into its ranks. Seven inventors comprise the 2018 inductee class, …


Spanx founder: My dad encouraged me to fail

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These Inspiring Quotes Are Just the Motivation We Needed

This year, we have witnessed so many women fearlessly rising up and speaking up for themselves and others. To keep the momentum going, we compiled a …