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Sara Blakely
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Entrepreneur
    (circa 1972- )
    Born in United States
    Appeared on 'Oprah' and 'CNN'
    Founder of Spanx, a undergarment company specializing in making underwear that helps its wearers appear toned and more slender
    Based in Atlanta, Georgia
    Her product line items come with names like Turbo Tights, Topless Socks and Two Timin’ Tights.
    Her product line’s most famous product is footless pantyhose.
    Her body-slimming garments are tight fitting and often cover the entire torso down to the knees making bathroom trips for wearers very tricky.
    She has her employees, even the men, wear her products at work.
    She formerly worked in copier sales.
    She admitted that her inspiration came from Oprah Winfrey, who said she cuts feet off pantyhose in order to get tummy control yet wear cute open-toed sandals.
    She started her business with savings of $5000.
    She appears on her Spanx packages in animation, sometimes topless.
    She has a B.A. in Communications from Florida State University.
    She is a case study on how one can become successful through a great idea, passion, hard work and perseverance.
    She is a former amateur comedian.
    She was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Southeast region) in 2002.
    Her namesake charity dedicates itself to helping women globally gain independence through education and entrepreneurship.
    Her Spanx products amassed more than $100 million in retail sales in just under six years.

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