At 41, the gal who made a comfortable girdle into a new-age garment and called it Spanx is on the Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires. Sara Blakely, the youngest woman to hit the list, did it on her own. No help from family. On “CBS This Morning” she discussed her original idea came from personal dissatisfaction with the way her butt looked in light-colored pants because of those dreaded VPL — visible panty lines.
Her new products include swimwear for women, Manx T-shirts for men and more. A success story we love — no butts about it.