Mary Kay Ash

  • Born

    In Hot Well, Harris Country, Texas. She is the daughter of Eward Alexander and Lula Vember Hastings Wagner.
  • First Job

    First Job
    Mary Kay sold books door-to-door as her first job. She sold an amazing $25,000 of profit in just six months.
  • High School

    High School
    She went to Reagan High School in Houston, and graduated in 1934.
  • First Marriage

    First Marriage
    Mary Kay married Ben Rogers when she was seventeen years old. They had three children before he left home to serve in World War Two. When he returned, their marriage ended.
  • College

    (No date present) Mary Kay attended college at Texas Christian University to be a doctor, however she dropped out to get married.
  • Divorce

    (No date present) As he came back from serving the army in World War 2, the two split.
  • Second Marriage

    Second Marriage
    (date unlisted) George Hallenbeck, a chemist, mostly dealt with the financial matters of the upcoming businesse. However, one month before the company was scheduled to be open, he passed away due to a heart attack.
  • Third Marriage

    Third Marriage
    Two years after the death of her second husband, Mary Kay married Mel Ash. This relationship lasted for fifteen happy years until Mel’s death from cancer.
  • Retired

    (No date present) Mary Kay Ash retired and became chairman emeritus of the company.
  • Became an Author

    Became an Author
    During her lifetime she wrote three books including "The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles From America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur "," Miracles Happen", "You Can Have It All: Lifetime Wisdom From America's Foremost Woman Entrepreneur". The last one she wrote became a best-seller.
  • Awards

    (No date found) She recieved the Horatio Alger Award and was introduced into the Junio Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame.
  • Charity

    (Date not present) Mary Kay founded the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation to raise money to combat domestic violence and cancers affecting woman.
  • Injury

    (No date present) She remained active in her businesse until suffering a stroke. Richard Rogers was named CEO of Mary Kay Inc. to follow.
  • Death

    She died in Dallas TX, due to natural cause. Her remains are buried at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, TX.
  • Mary Kay Inc.

    Mary Kay Inc.
    (No date present) Mary Kay Cosmetics has more than 1.7 million consultants worldwide and wholesale volume in excess of 2.2 billions.