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The lady who invented spanx made the Forbes List...

The lady who invented spanx made the Forbes List...
 

"Forbes" just released its annual list of the world's richest people and there's a new person on the list who proves two things.

41-year-old Sara Blakely of Clearwater, Florida is the founder of SPANX.  If you're not familiar, Spanx are spandex-type wraps you wear under your clothes to slim you down and smooth out your bulges.

And because she invented them, Sara's now the YOUNGEST self-made female BILLIONAIRE in the WORLD.   

Sara started Spanx in the late '90s, when she came up with the idea at age 27.  She used all $5,000 she had in the bank to start the company.  The product caught on and now, she has a net worth of $1 BILLION.

One more note:  Sara would never have started Spanx if she'd gotten the first job she applied for . . . playing GOOFY at Disney World.  They rejected her because you have to be 5-foot-8 . . . and she's 5-foot-6. 

(Tampa Bay Times)

 

According to the Forbes Rich List for 2012
 
The Mexican tycoon has once again held onto the number one position, with an estimated worth of $69 billion!
 
Meanwhile, Microsoft's Bill Gates came in second place with $61 billion, while Warren Buffet had the third spot with $44 billion!
Other notable money bags this year include the youngest billionaire to make the list, 'Spanx' founder Sarah BlakelyFacebook's Mark Zuckberg in the 35 spot with a net worth of $17.5 billion, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling dropping off the list as she's fallen below the $1 billion mark, due to Britain's high taxes, and her donation of $150 million to charity!
 

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