Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx shapewear, has been named one of Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The story of how she founded the company is famous: armed with little more than $5,000 and a great idea, she started the Spanx company and started manufacturing shapewear in 2000. Before long it was being worn and endorsed by celebrities everywhere, from Oprah Winfrey to Gwyneth Paltrow… and Sara became the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Maintaining 100% of the company, she has never sold out to investors and has not spent a penny on advertising. For someone counting A-list celebrities among her customers, that’s pretty impressive.
It’s easy to see why Spanx got so popular so quickly. Sara understood that no matter what shape and size you are, we could all use shapewear to give us confidence boost. And sin
ce the first ever Spanx product that Sara sold from her apartment, the brand has expanded and now boasts several ranges, including the Slim Cognito and Slimplicity lines.
Whatever your problem area, Spanx has something to give you a little confidence boost and make you feel as beautiful as you look! The all-encompassing shorts to braline or bodysuit products are great for special occasions, while the lighter control products and their amazing tights are perfect for getting a streamlined figure every day.
Recently Spanx uk have even expanded to include shaping outerwear, like their On Top & In Control range, as well as a collection of Spanx canada wellbutrin for Men. With innovations like this coming thick and fast all the time, Spanx looks like it’s around for a lot longer yet. We can’t wait to see what they’re got up their sleeve next!
Check out this clip of Sara talking about her success on American TV: