Spanx Owner Makes 'Forbes' Billionaire List

Sara Blakely is youngest woman to make the list on her own

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

Do not underestimate the value of helping women suck it in. It's earned Sara Blakely $1 billion.

CBS This Morning reports the woman behind Spanx is the youngest female to make the Forbes list of billionaires with no assist from family or a hubby.

“I've always had that gratitude that I had the opportunity to pursue my potential,” Blakely, 41, tells the news show. “So I think my story says that when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time.”

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First Published March 9, 2012

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