If you've ever turned down a chance to work at Spanx, you should really regret it today. Spanx was created in 2000 by Sarah Blakely using $5000 from her savings. In 21 years, Spanx has grown to become the leader in women's shapewear. Recently, Blackstone purchased a controlling interest in Spanx for over one billion dollars!!! Sarah took $5000 and turned it into over one billion dollars in 21 years! Inspiration, girls!
As she knows, she couldn't do it alone. Sarah announced the company's good fortune in an Instagram Live video to employees last Friday. During the video, she announced that every employee would receive two first class plane tickets to anywhere in the world they would want to go along with $10,000!!! She wants her employees to remember the moment and go out and create their own moments! Amazing.