American entrepreneur Sarah Blakely sold the business for a billion dollars and rewarded 500 employees with plane tickets to anywhere in the world. This became known from the video recording of her speech in front of workers, the video was published in her personal Instagram-account.
On October 21, it became known that the founder of the Spanx shapewear brand, Sarah Blakely, sold a controlling stake in Blackstone for $ 1.2 billion. Speaking to employees at a gala event dedicated to the conclusion of the deal, the head of the company decided to reward the staff with an unusual bonus.
“To celebrate this moment, I bought each of you two first class tickets to anywhere in the world. Well, when you go on a trip, you may want to go to a good dinner or stay in a decent hotel. Therefore, each of you will also receive 10 thousand dollars, which can be spent on the trip, “- said Blakely.
The news came as a real shock to the employees – the speech of the owner of the company was supported by thunderous applause, the employees of the brand could not hide their delight and joy. “I am going to fly with my fiance on a honeymoon trip to Bora Bora”, “I will go on a safari to South Africa”, “I will fly to Sweden with my girlfriend”, “I plan to go to Japan,” Spanx experts shared their travel plans …
Sara Blakely founded her company Spanx in 2000 with a start-up capital of just $ 5,000. For 21 years, the girl managed to turn a small business into one of the largest companies in the world in the lingerie and accessories market with an extensive network of stores in 50 countries. It is noted that after the sale of a controlling stake in Blackstone, Blakely will retain the post of executive chairman of the board of directors.
Earlier in March, a woman won more than 22 million rubles in a slot machine while waiting for her plane at the Las Vegas airport. The victory of the American was captured on video – in the footage, the passenger claps her hands and jumps for joy.
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