Best boss ever? Spanx CEO gives all employees first class plan tickets and $10,000

Written by on December 21, 2021

One CEO’s employees are getting free trips around the world, and they can thank Spanx for the memories.

It was a scene full of ecstatic smiles, dropped jaws and delirious hugs last week when Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely surprised her employees with first-class plane tickets to anywhere in the world and $10,000 in spending money after the company was valued at $1.2 billion in a deal with private equity firm Blackstone.

The self-made founder of the billion-dollar shapewear company shared a video on Instagram of her telling employees about the gift and showing their reaction.

“Behind the scenes @spanx telling the employees (some live and some on zoom) about the sale and partnership with Blackstone,” Blakely wrote. “It was an emotional announcement filled with happy tears acknowledging how far we’ve come.

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