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As I said in the first " Girlboss series " I'm gonna post articles about some successful girls (businesswoman, writer, actress,...) In this article, I'm gonna write about a woman who built her own company from nothing and recently Netflix made a series of one season about her autobiography. Did you recognize her?

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Christina Amoruso is an American businesswoman. At the age of 22, she started an online eBay page selling vintage clothing and other items, which she named " Nasty Gal ".

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She was born in San Diego, California, in 1984. She was raised in a Greek Orthodox church. After diagnosed with depression and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), she dropped school and began homeschooling. She had a lot of various jobs during her school period. Like working at Subway, in a bookstore or even in a record shop.

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After her parents divorced she moved to Sacramento California. A few years later she has been caught stealing, in 2003. After that, she decided to move to San Francisco.

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She discovers, after that, that she has a hernia and decided to work in the Academy of Art University lobby checking students IDs.


She created an eBay page named "Nasty Gal vintage" at the age of 22. Her eBay store was named after the 1975 album of Betty Davis. The store consisted of used vintage clothing and other items

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she styled, photographed, captionned and shipped the products herself.

Ebay banned her afrot posting hyperlinks in 2008. After that Sophia created Nasty Gal and her own site. Nasty Gal devoted onling following of young women on social media. It quick grew with revenue from $ 223'000 in 2088 to almost $23 million in 2011.

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In 2013, Business insider named her one of the most seciest CEO alive.
In 2014, her autobiography #girlboss was published by portfolio.
In 2016, Netflix adapted her autobiography into a tv show called " Grilboss" for one season of 13 episode.

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Actually, I know Sophia Amoruso because of this tv show. I really liked it. I watched it 10 times. After that I saw this show, I decided to read her autobiography. I recommanded it to you.

One of the very definition of girl power and never giving up.