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Mary Kay Ash
Birth: May 12, 1918
Hot Wells
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 2001
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Businesswoman. As a child took care of her father who had tuberculosis while her mother worked in a restaurant. In 1939 she started selling Stanley Home Products, working for them until 1952. On Sept 13, 1963 she launched Mary Kay Cosmetics on $5000.00. In 1968 Mary Kay, Inc. went public, and in 1969 she awarded five pink Cadillacs to its top five sales directors. In 1979 one of her independent consultants surpased $1 million in commissions. By 1983 Mary Kay, Inc. sales exceeded $300 million. In 1985 Mary Kay went back to private ownership with a $390 million leveraged buyout. Mary Kay Ash suffered a stroke in February 1996. Her business started with 9 beauty consultants; by the year 2001 that number was 800,000. The sales reported by the company in 2000 was $1.3 billion. During the period of Mary Kays life there were 151 women who earned more than $1 million in commissions. Also during this period more than 10,000 pink Cadillacs were awarded. 
Family links: 
  Edward Alexander Wagner (1878 - 1938)
  Lula Hastings Wagner (1884 - 1968)
  George Arthur Hallenbeck (1914 - 1963)*
  Julius Ben Rogers (1915 - 1977)*
  Melville Jerome Ash (1905 - 1980)*
  Dealia C Wagner Koch (1903 - 1980)*
  Mary Kay Ash (1918 - 2001)
*Calculated relationship
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: North Mausoleum Sec. H 2C
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Record added: Jan 09, 2002
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