Cool Barbie Facts
- Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. She is from Willows, Wisconsin, and went to Willows
- Barbie was named after the daughter of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler. Their son’s name is: Ken.
- The first Barbie doll sold for $3.
- The first Black, and Hispanic Barbie dolls were introduced in 1980.
- Barbie’s first career was as a teenage fashion model. She has since had other careers including astronaut, rock star, paleontologist, presidential candidate,
and Olympic ice skater, as well as many others.
- Barbie introduced a rap group in 1990 called “Barbie, and the Beats.”
- More than 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making the fashions of Barbie, and her friends, making Mattel one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the
- Placed head to toe, Barbie dolls, and her friends sold since 1959 would circle the earth more than seven times.
- Every second, three Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.
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