Sara Blakely

Hear why Spanx’s Sara Blakely kept her billion–dollar idea a secret.

Sara Blakely is founder and owner of shapewear brand Spanx, which sells undergarments, leggings, swimwear and maternity wear in 65 countries. A one time door–to–door fax machine salesperson, Blakely made a makeshift undergarment using pantyhose to wear under white slacks. That very idea put her into 2019’s America’s self-made women net worth 1 billion dollar club. Sara delivers surprise after surprise in her tale of phenomenal entrepreneurial success.

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