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Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Cosmetics

1963 - 1987

Personal Care & Home Products

1960 b. 1915
Born-Died1915 - 2001
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1960

Ash created a successful cosmetics company by and for women by utilizing a direct sales force and creative motivational sales techniques. At the end of its first year, Mary Kay Cosmetics boasted $198,514 in sales and 318 salespeople. By 1977, the company had over 150,000 sales consultants and $50 million in sales. From 1973 to 1983, the company’s stock rose by 670%.