Mary Kay Ash

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Date of Birth May 12, 1918
Place of Birth Texas
Date of Death Nov 22, 2001 (83)
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Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. At her death her personal fortune was $98 million. Her company had more than $1.2 billion in sales and an international sales force of more than eight hundred thousand in at least three dozen countries.

Born: May 12, 1918, Hot Wells, Harris County, Texas, USA
Died: November 22, 2001, Dallas, Texas, USA
Occupation: Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
Children: Richard Rogers, Ben Rogers Jr, Marylin Reed
Website: Mary Kay Ash's Official site

About Mary Kay Ash

Texas entrepreneur who founded Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc.

Before Fame

She was a door-to-door saleswoman of books and also worked for Stanley Home Products.


Her company started out as an idea for a guide for women in business. Instead of just writing a book, she decided to take her own advice and found a company.

Family Life

She married her first husband Ben Rogers at age 17; they had three children together. She'd married twice more to George Hallenbeck and Melville Ash.


She and Estee Lauder were both cosmetics pioneers.

Information related to Mary Kay Ash

  • People associated with direct selling
  • American chief executives of fashion industry companies
  • American cosmetics businesspeople
  • University of Houston alumni
  • Businesspeople from Texas
  • American women chief executives
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Latest information about Mary Kay Ash updated on November 25, 2020.

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