Spanx CEO surprises every employee with 2 first-class plane tickets and $10,000

Before Spanx founder Sara Blakely became the youngest self-made female billionaire, she sold fax machines door to door because she needed the money and health insurance. Now, two decades after Blakely launched the pioneering womenswear company, global investment firm Blackstone is buying a majority stake in Spanx, which is valued at an estimated $1.2 billion in the deal.
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Spanx CEO Surprises Every Employee With 2 First-Class Plane Tickets and $10,000

Two decades after Sara Blakely launched the pioneering womenswear company Spanx, global investment firm Blackstone is buying a majority stake in the company, a deal that would value the business at an estimated $1.2 billion. Blakely celebrated the sale by purchasing two first-class tickets — to anywhere in the world...
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Spanx founder gifts employees $10,000, 2 plane tickets anywhere in the world

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN Newsource) — The CEO and founder of Spanx is celebrating a billion-dollar deal with big surprises for her employees. Sara Blakely has given every one of her employees $10,000 and two first-class plane tickets to anywhere in the world. Blakely posted a video of her surprise on...

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