Spanx founder gifts employees dream vacation, $10,000 following $1.2 billion sale

Sara Blakely.
Spanx Founder Sara Blakely speaks onstage for during day 3 of Fast Company Innovation Festival at 92nd Street Y on October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo credit Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Fast Company

Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, is showing her gratitude as an employer by giving each of her employees a trip to their dream destinations and $10,000 for spending while vacationing.

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The shapewear brand recently sold for $1.2 billion, and Blakely decided to surprise her employees to celebrate the sale.

A clip of the announcement went viral online of the 50-year-old self-made mogul spinning a globe before telling her employees.

"Why am I spinning a globe?" she asked.

"I'm spinning a globe because to celebrate this moment,