Sara Blakely Net Worth In 2019

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Sara Blakely is a 48-year-old American businesswoman from Atlanta, Georgia. The 5ft 6in (1.67 m) tall was born on February 27, 1971.

Early Life: Sara Treleaven Blakely was born in Clearwater, Florida where she attended school at Clearwater High School and got a hold of communication degree from Florida State University.

Her family members include her mother Ellen (an artist), her father John Blakely (trial attorney) and her brother Ford Blakely, is an artist to ours knowing.

Blakely initially started by her career by taking regular job’s, she has worked at Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) for a couple of months and additionally filled in as a stand-up comedian for some time. Although she wanted to become an attorney like her dad.

Her next move was taking a job in sales for an office supply company called ‘Danka’ based in Florida, her job role was to sell copiers, printers and fax machines door-to-door.

Blakely did quite well and was appointed as a national sales coach at the age of 25. Blakely had to wear pantyhose for her sale role with open-toed shoes that she disliked and especially the appearance of her seamed foot.

But later she discovered that pantyhose could eliminate panty lines completely and make a body seem firmer.

So, she experimented with wearing her pantyhose under another pair of slacks and tested by removing the feet of her pantyhose. However, she likewise accomplished the ideal outcome.

Blakely then migrated to Atlanta, Georgia with her idea of creating unique hosiery, she had $5,000 in savings from her job at ‘Danka’. She pitched her idea to hosiery mill companies in North Carolina where she was rejected by every agent.

Followingly, a man (mill operator) from Asheboro, North Carolina contacted her to offer her help in favor of her idea, the man was given consolation from his three daughters who liked Blakely’s idea.

After finalizing her product, Blakely then patented the model with a patent attorney for $750 and submitted her application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Blakely trademarked the name ‘Spanx‘ for $150 dollars.

Blakely later convinced a representative of Neiman Marcus (Department store chain) the benefits of her product and as a result, it was sold in seven of their stores. She even had a basket of products dispatched as a gift to Oprah Winfrey‘s show.

Looking at Blakely’s progressive endeavors of running her business, she got help from her boyfriend too in her early developing stages.

She made her innovation known to her friends and acquaintances by contacting them and letting them know her products are available for sale at selected retail chains.

Blakely’s endeavors as a sales trainer in ‘Danka’ finally came to an end when she achieved significant praises and deals that didn’t seem to stop. Her Spanx product was even named by Oprah Winfrey as her “Favorite Thing“.

In its first year of deals, Spanx made $4 million in sales and topped its earnings in the subsequent year by $10 million. In 2001, Blakely sold 8,000 sets of her product in just six minutes by signing a deal with the home shopping channel ‘QVC’.

Considering her achievements, Forbes titled her as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world in 2014.

In 2015, Blakely and her better half ‘Jesse Itzler’ participated in a group led by Tony Ressler for the purchase of professional basketball team Atlanta Hawks for $850 million in 2015.

Blakely also participated in many projects that she was presented with; she competed second as a contestant on the show The Rebel Billionaire (2005) and was also a judge on ABC’s American Inventor.

She was also a guest investor of Shark Tank (seasons 9, 10) and appeared for the reality TV show Billions (season 3).

Philanthropy: Blakely propelled help to ladies for perusing entrepreneurial training through a non-profit organization called the Sara Blakely Foundation.

The Foundation was supported by businessman ‘Richard Branson’, and the team of the show — The Rebel Billionaire, they handed her with a surprising $750,000 check to start.

Personal Life: Sara Blakely is a proud mother of four children with husband ‘Jesse Itzler’ who is the co-founder of Marquis Jet, prior to their grand marriage the couple dated for a while. Blakely now follows ‘Judaism’ the religion of Jewish people.

Real Name:Sara Treleaven Blakely
Date of Birth:27 February 1971
Age, How Old:48 Years Old
Place of Birth:Clearwater, Florida, United States
How Tall, Height:5ft 6in (1.67 m)
Zodiac Sign:Pisces
Profession(s):Owner, Businesswomen
Partner:Jesse Itzler
Years Active:Present Since — 2011


5th Oct 2019: Sara Blakely revealed that she turned into the owner of the iconic outfit that was worn by actress Olivia Newton-John during a song filmed in the movie ‘Grease’ (1978). She told CBS: This Morning —— “I have been the biggest fan of Olivia since I was a little girl and since Grease came out.” “My friends called me two days before the auction and I didn’t know it was happening. She told me they’re putting the pants up, and the outfit, for charity. And I thought ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to try to get these.’ “ “I’m gonna frame them and hang them at Spanx,” “We have black faux-leather leggings and they have become a cult following and they were inspired off of Olivia’s pants. She is the OG of black leggings, I had to own them as the Spanx founder.”

Sara Blakely is a big fan of actress Olivia and she even invited her to sing at her wedding ceremony. She bid $162,500 for the pants and an additional $243,200 for the leather jacket that Olivia had worn. Blakely had to shell out $405,700 for the total outfit and was excited about it.

Sara Blakely, Spanx founder, buys Olivia Newton-John’s​ “Grease” pants

Sara Blakely Net Worth

So how much is Sara Blakely net worth and how rich is she today. We accumulate maximum information (if available) from trusted sources to provide you with true data about salary, income, money, assets & liabilities of a celebrity.

Today, Sara Blakely Net Worth Is Estimated To Be Close To $1 Billion Dollars.

Most of Sara Blakely’s net worth and the money she has earned comes from being a businesswoman. Sara Blakely’s salary and income per year can vary depending on multiple undertakings as an owner and entrepreneur.

It is hard to predict or gauge her spending habits every month as this information is private and not publicly available.

We are only updated with buying information for big transactions like; house, property, real estate, cars, jewelry, and lavish spending. This information will be listed in this article if necessary! Check for updates.

Sara Blakely Salary

Net Worth in 2019$1 Billion (Approximately)
Earnings in 2019Under Review (Will Update)
Income SourceOwner of Spanx
House WorthUnder Review (Will Update)

How Much Do Business Owners Get Paid?

The owner or founder of the business can set his/her own salary and allocate as much or as little paychecks from the company. The owner can decide how much to pay himself depending upon the partners (if any), creditors, suppliers, employees, and customers.

An owner is supposed to take care of the paychecks given to employees and creditors first then rather paying himself. An owner will always make sure he gets a fair and hefty cut from his business compared to his paybacks for labor and risk.

Actually, there is no fixed amount that an owner or entrepreneur can earn, their many factors to retain stable money coming from the business. Am owner can also choose to take out money from the profits for personal use and reinvesting back in the company, but of course, board of directors, partners, other owners are also taken into consideration.

Also, there are several ways that a business owner a pay himself, some of them include;  Dividends, Paying Family (employing family members to keep money in the family), Fringe Benefits (tax-deductible business expenses), Delayed Compensation (for IRS benefits) and Loans (taking a loan from the business).

Celebrities have other sources of income that can make them a lot of money as well, a good number for their net worth comes from investing elsewhere.

Celebrities make money by teaching their skills, selling products online, selling royalties, opening businesses like restaurants and fashion labels, brand endorsement campaigns, flipping real estate, attending concerts and events for some real money.

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How Net Worth Is Calculated?

Many of them don’t know how exactly celebrity net worth is calculated, the monetary terms of determining an individual’s net worth are by subtracting the liabilities from the assets. Net worth is the amount of accumulated money which is already debt-free.

How To determine an Individual’s net worth? The net worth is calculated by determining how much money is invested “in the bank”, or assets right now, this does not include an upcoming paycheck.

The net worth can be classified into liquid or non-liquid assets. Liquid assets can be can simply mean the money in savings account which is quickly accessible for use. Non-liquid assets include; home, jewelry, collectibles, artwork, business or service which has a monetary value after a trade.

Unlike assets, celebrities has liabilities as well, which can be a negative impact on their worth. Liabilities and debt are not a part of net worth, and this is the reason why you could see a decline in a celebrity’s net worth.

If you see a big fall in any celebrity’s net worth, it can be due to many factors including; lawful charges, divorce settlement, child care, mortgages, outstanding bills, back taxes and overheads.

Income, salary, net income or net salary is not the same as net worth. Net earnings is actually the income in hand after deductions and taxes, like Social Security and 401(k) contributions.

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