The youngest female self-made billionaire in the world

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Thought I would share this find as I found it very motivating and inspiring.

Here's her story:

Sara Blakely: How one woman made a billion from big pants - Yahoo! Finance UK

Here's her product:

Welcome to Spanx.com the Official Site of Spanx by Sara Blakely
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    That is a truly inspiring story. Thanks for sharing it with us, Barry. And...she gives back!!! That is another lesson in the story.

    She found a need that wasn't being met. While others complained, she made her billion!
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    • Profile picture of the author Carmelia Brown
      What an inspiring story Barry!Simply great.
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    • Profile picture of the author stevenfabian
      Originally Posted by David Sneen View Post

      That is a truly inspiring story. Thanks for sharing it with us, Barry. And...she gives back!!! That is another lesson in the story.

      She found a need that wasn't being met. While others complained, she made her billion!
      "Now, 10 years later, the person who talked and complained is still talking and complaining and still remains in the same position. The person who took the initiative and found solutions has been promoted several times."
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  • Profile picture of the author Maricela margene
    Sooooooooooooo inspiring.simply wow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Yes! Spanx! That is amazing.

    You is now quite wealthy. Good for her. I hope that I can experience half of her success... or a thousand times as much. Lolol. Either way. Lolol.
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  • Profile picture of the author justinhaigh
    Truly inspiring Barry, I love reading stuff like this. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author hugovasey
    Good share Barry, 'tis a great inspiring story.
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  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
    Really awesome and inspiring story...
    Thanks for sharing this useful information...
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  • Profile picture of the author Wotz
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    What an inspiration! While other people would have given up, Sara Blakely persevered, and won. I think it's really great that she had a mindset of a winner from the start, or else she wouldn't have invented a great product Really awesome. Thanks for sharing her story, BarryOnline
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  • Profile picture of the author Arima Brunson
    Really inspiring.It builds up energy to do better in life.Thanx for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alcon
    Very inspiring, She found a niche and zero'ed in on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    Thanks for sharing Barry.

    A great inspirational story. Good on her.

    And you know what, the more she gives back the more she will get given by the Universe.

    Take good care of those that you love.

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  • Profile picture of the author andrea_vk
    Thanks for sharing Barry. A real Inspiration. The lesson for me is to follow your intuition.
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  • Profile picture of the author archertallis
    Thanks for the inspiration, love reading her story.
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  • Profile picture of the author gentryliving
    Wow! Very inspiring story. Love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author raitman
    Just goes to show you...the next idea may be yours. Just keep your eyes open. Simple and practical.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    Wow, I had no idea she was doing that well. I remember watching "How They Made Their Millions" a while back and she was highlighted. Very interesting. Good for her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Czorny
    Great woman. Great story. Tons of inspiration.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Such an inspirational story. The good thing is, she also gives back what she's blessed for. I hope we could have more people like her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyfe Lyte
    wow Nice!! I didn't know she was a billionaire now!....I remember seeing her on cnbc before..on the big idea....great inspiring show. Ha no excuses...only one stopping you is you!...no excuses about...family..not enough money....just doesn't work..not enough time....if you make an excuse...you are creating the reason why it wont work yourself....we all have it in us to be at her level....question is...well you let it be shown?
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  • Profile picture of the author Cuffs
    Very inspiring indeed. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author inf
    uplifting stuff. shows us once more that everything is possible
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  • Profile picture of the author cuple
    Wow.. if she can do it, we can do it.. Thanks for sharing...
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  • Profile picture of the author janeestipular555
    It really inspired me a lot. I'm just wondering to know her secrets behind her success. Thanks empowering.
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  • Profile picture of the author lossman29
    Man, this is real good share. We should all try to emulate something like this and give out real value. That's the only way to succeed in the long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Tabora
    Very inspiring indeed. I love this quote from the article:

    "At 29, Blakely invested her life savings of $5,000 (£3,190) trying to come up with something flattering to wear under white trousers."

    I have complete respect for people that risk everything to go after their dreams. Doing something half-a$$ed will get you nowhere.

    keep movin'...

    buzz
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    This is truly inspirational, she did very good for herself, spanxing cool =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Vanessallj
    Very inspiring story! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Thank you Barry for sharing this to us its really inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Truly inspiring story. Some people are really lucky to get successful at such age.
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  • Profile picture of the author lincolndesigns
    That's a very inspiring story. Not enough women are involved in the world of entrepreneurship, which is a huge problem. Women need to learn how to be financially independent as soon as possible. I feel blessed with the knowledge I have, and I plan on sharing it and inspiring other women to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    I know Sara, she was a good friend of my girlfriend in atlanta. It was just at the time when she was a copier salesperson, she was taking a standup comedy workshop, we went, she sucked but brave to get up there and try it. And she was talking about cutting off panty hose so she could wear them with her capri pants that were popular then. Good for her!
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  • Profile picture of the author Caroline Lingard
    What a great inspirational story. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to buy some Spanx. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author dawoodkhan97
    I seriously think we should have posts like these each day!
    True inspiration and example setting!
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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    I love seeing stories like this! Thanks for the share!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    I heard about this story. Thank you for sharing.
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