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Spanx Founder Sarah Blakley

SPANX founder Sara Blakely claims that her father encouraged failure, because failure implies you’re trying. She invented body-slimming SPANX as an adult. She launched a business, but her resources dwindled—until Oprah named SPANX one of her “favorite things.” Sara Blakely became the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire in 2012.


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