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Watch Spanx employees react to the news they're getting $10,000 and first-class plane tickets to anywhere in the world

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Sara Blakely started Spanx with $5,000 and turned it into a billion-dollar brand.
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Spanx CEO Sara Blakely surprised staff with $10,000 and plane tickets.
The company is celebrating Blackstone buying a majority stake.
The deal values Spanx at $1.2 billion.
Spanx is celebrating its $1.2 billion valuation and Blackstone deal by gifting each of its employees the trip of a lifetime. Sara Blakely , the shapewear company's billionaire CEO and founder, surprised staff with two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world during a party celebrating Blackstone taking a majority stake in the company. Spanx is also giving employees $10,000 each to spend on their trip. Blakely posted a video to social media of the moment when she announced the gifts to employees who gathered in person and over Zoom. Employees were apparently dumbfounded by the news. Some cried, while others were slack-jawed in disbelief.
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Blakely started the company in 2000 with $5,000 she...

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