Spanx employees were treated to a surprise by its CEO and founder after the company signed a $1 billion deal with an investment company.
After the shapewear company scored a deal with Blackstone, founder Sara Blakely rewarded her employees with $10,000 bonuses and two first-class Delta Airline tickets to anywhere in the world.
Blakely posted a video of the surprise to her Facebook on Oct. 26.
“I really want every employee to celebrate this moment in their own way and create a memory that will last them a lifetime!” Blakely said.
According to a press release, Spanx is worth $1.2 billion after Blackstone bought a majority stake in the brand.
In 2000, Blakely founded Spanx by taking $5,000 out of her savings, using no outside investments, wrote her own patent, and invented the first Spanx undergarment in her apartment. She became the youngest self-made female billionaire.
By Sarah Dewberry, The Denver Channel.