Sara Treleaven Blakely born February 27, 1971

She is an American businesswoman and philanthropist

She is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings

Blakely was named in Time magazine as influential people in the world

In 2014, she was listed as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes 

Blakely married Jesse Itzler, the co-founder of Marquis Jet

Richard Branson acted as a mentor to Blakely