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American Leslie A. Blodgett was born in 1963, but the exact date and place of birth is unknown in the media. She is a businesswoman, best known to the world as the CEO of the beautician salon and make-up production company Bare Escentuals. Her career started in the late ’80s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Leslie Blodgett is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Blodgett’s net worth is as high as $400 million, an amount earned through her successful career in business.
Leslie Blodgett Net Worth $400 Million
Leslie is of Italian and Hungarian ancestry from her mother’s side; she is a middle child born to science teacher father and teacher mother. After finishing high school, Leslie enrolled at the State University of New York at Oswego, where she studied modern dance, however, after two years she dropped out of studies. She then lived in Plantation, Florida, where she found a job at a Ponderosa Steakhouse as a waitress. That didn’t last long, since on the suggestion of her mother, Leslie enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology on a cosmetic marketing program. While at the Institute, she worked for Estée Lauder, and Ultima II counter at Macy’s Herald Square.
Furthermore, she did her internship at Revlon, after which she found a job as a product developer at Max Factor; she was responsible for creating colorless mascara. Slowly Leslie’s name was becoming well-known in the fashion industry, which only encouraged her continuing with good work. Her next stop was Los Angeles and Neutrogena, after Procter & Gamble bought Revlon.
However, soon she was bought up as CEO of a falling business – Bare Escentuals. She started working on her own skin care line, and in 1994 launched Bare Minerals. The following year she tried her luck on QVC, and since then has become one of the most famous faces of the television network, which has certainly increased her net worth. Also, her company started growing, adding further to her net worth. Thanks to the success of the firm, it caught the attention to cosmetic giants, including Sheseido, which offered to by Bare Escentuals for $1.7$ billion. Leslie accepted the offer, but continued to serve as CEO and chairman of the company, after the sale.
Regarding her personal life, Leslie is married to Keith; the couple has one son together.