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Roddick, Anita Perella

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Founder


1942 - Dame Anita Perella Roddick, DBE born on the 23rd of October in Littlehampton, Sussex, England. She is the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company dedicated to producing and retailing ethical beauty products.

1970 - Married, Gordon Roddick.

1976 - She founded The Body Shop in Littlehampton, England.

1990 - She founded Children On The Edge, a charitable organisation which helps disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and Asia.

1991 - The Body Shop had 700 branches and she was awarded the World Vision Award for Development Initiative Award.

1993 - She told Third Way Magazine that 'The original Body Shop was a series of brilliant accidents. It had a great smell, it had a funky name.

2003 - She was knighted by the Queen, and officially styled as Dame Anita Roddick.

2005 - On the 13th of December, the National Post reported that she has decided to turn her back on the world of commerce and give away her fortune, worth some £51 million/$104,000,000.

2007 - On the 14th of February, She revealed she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C.


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