- Joined the Giving Pledge: 05/07/2013 - Read the Letter
- Estimated Net Worth: $1.1 billion
- Forbes Rank: #1577
- Industry: Apparel manufacturing
- Born: 1971
- Residence: Atlanta, GA
Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, a hosiery and undergarment company estimated to be valued at more than $1 billion. Blakely focuses her philanthropy on women's education and entrepreneurship.
- The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation Inc.
- For Year Ending: 12/31/2017
- Assets: $24,307,090
- Giving: $954,166
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News from PND
Spanx Mogul Sara Blakely Becomes First Female Billionaire to Join Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge
— Forbes: 05/07/2013
Spanx's Sara Blakely: Turning $5,000 Into $1 Billion With Panties
— CNN: 12/5/1202
Spanx, Re-Shaping Women's Self-Confidence, Opens Stores
— ABC News: 11/29/2012
Sara Blakely: Spanx a Billion