Spanx Founder Thinks Being A Billionaire Is Awesome

Spanx founder and overall amazing human being Sara Blakely cracked up the crowd at The Women in The World Summit yesterday. In 2012, at the fresh age of 42, she became the youngest female self-made billionaire.  For a person who only had $5000 in savings, had recently failed the LSATs, and who couldn't afford a lawyer to patent the product, she built it all from the ground. Women in The World reports:

"When moderator Felicia Taylor, a CNN International business correspondent, asked her how it felt to be a billionaire, Blakely paused. 'That’s an interesting question,' she said. 'It's awesome.' Cheers erupted from the stands."

If you don't know what Spanx are, check out Saturday Night Live's hilarous parody of the product. 


What Sara Blakely's next step? She says: "I always say I want to invent a comfortable stiletto and then retire," she told the crowd. "We put a man on the moon, I know we can do this."

A comfortable pair of high heels? Uh yes please.

Follow me on twitter: @feministabulous

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Elizabeth Plank

Elizabeth is a Senior Correspondent at Mic and the host of Flip the Script.

MORE FROM

Man charged in Michigan airport stabbing tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun before the attack

Amor Ftouhi, 49, tried and failed to purchase a firearm in the U.S., officials say.

Grenfell Tower Fire: Police say blaze started in a refrigerator

Police say a fridge was the cause of the deadly fire.

North Korea denies mistreatment of US captive Otto Warmbier

The country claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery."

Twin bombings in Pakistan market kill at least 15

This story is breaking.

Federal judge blocks deportations of Iraqi Christians

The ACLU celebrated the decision as a "life-saving action" temporarily keeping Chaldean Christians from facing religious persecution in Iraq.

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Donald Trump

"It's been a while," Depp said, "and maybe it's time."

Man charged in Michigan airport stabbing tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun before the attack

Amor Ftouhi, 49, tried and failed to purchase a firearm in the U.S., officials say.

Grenfell Tower Fire: Police say blaze started in a refrigerator

Police say a fridge was the cause of the deadly fire.

North Korea denies mistreatment of US captive Otto Warmbier

The country claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery."

Twin bombings in Pakistan market kill at least 15

This story is breaking.

Federal judge blocks deportations of Iraqi Christians

The ACLU celebrated the decision as a "life-saving action" temporarily keeping Chaldean Christians from facing religious persecution in Iraq.

Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Donald Trump

"It's been a while," Depp said, "and maybe it's time."