How fantastic to see Sara Blakely, 41, owner and inventor of Spanx body-shaping underwear being named the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire this week in the 25th annual rich list from Forbes magazine.
What a great story! Sick of VPL, Sara found herself cutting the feet off her tights to wear under her cream trousers. Not being able to buy what she wanted in stores, she decided to make her own underwear solutions and patented her design with a legal text-book (to save costs). With an investment of just $5,000 of her savings, she made up a prototype and sold …