When Did Mary Kay Begin?

How long has Mary Kay been around?

56 years (September 13, 1963)

When did Mary Kay Ash start her business?

One month after George’s death on September 13, 1963 when she was 45 years old with a $5,000 investment from her oldest son, Ben Rogers, Jr. and with her young son, Richard Rogers taking her late husband’s place, Ash started Mary Kay Cosmetics. The company started its original storefront operation in Dallas.

Is the founder of Mary Kay still alive?

November 22, 2001, Dallas, TX

How much was Mary Kay Ash worth when she died?

When Ms. Ash died at the age of 83, she left behind a fortune worth nearly $98 million, about two-thirds of which was in shares of Mary Kay stock.