Mary Kay Ash founded Mary Kay Cosmetics on 13th September 1963, with her life savings of US$5,000 and the support of her 20 year old son, Richard Rogers. Today, Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and colour cosmetics in the world with worldwide wholesale sales of $2.5 billion. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets around the world, and the global Mary Kay independent sales force exceeds 2 million. Led by President and Chief Executive Officer David Holl and the company's global executive team, Mary Kay's employees and independent sales force members worldwide continue to fulfill Mary Kay Ash's mission of enriching women's lives. The world headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
More than 2 million people sell Mary Kay® products worldwide. With flexible hours and an open-ended opportunity for success, a Mary Kay business has proven to be an ideal choice for individuals of all backgrounds. Members of the Mary Kay independent sales force are in business for themselves, set their own schedules, build their own customer bases and determine their own level of success. The leaders in the independent sales force are Mary Kay Independent National Sales Directors and Mary Kay Independent Sales Directors. During Mary Kay's 48 year history, more than 600 women worldwide have become Independent National Sales Directors, the pinnacle of achievement in the independent sales force. Approximately 39,000 individuals across the world are currently Independent Sales Directors.
Mary Kay produces premium products in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. All products adhere to Mary Kay's strict, premium-quality standards. In a typical year, Mary Kay spends millions of dollars and conducts more than 300,000 tests to ensure that Mary Kay® products meet the highest standards of quality, safety and performance.
Mary Kay Ash founded her company on the Golden Rule and emphasised the importance of giving back to others. Because of this commitment, Mary Kay Inc. and Mary Kay's international subsidiaries are changing the lives of women and children around the world through its corporate social responsibility efforts known as Pink Changing Lives(TM). Through its Beauty That Counts® campaign, Mary Kay is donating just under $4 million from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 worldwide sale of Beauty That Counts® Crème Lipsticks to causes that change the lives of women and children around the world
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Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and colour cosmetics in the world. Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 global markets. Mary Kay opened its first international market in Australia in 1971. Since 1990, Mary Kay has experienced significant growth, opening in more than 20 new markets around the world. Mary Kay's most recent openings include India in 2007, Singapore in 2009 and Armenia in 2010. Mary Kay's largest markets are China, Mexico, Russia and the United States.