Joy Mangano is a famous award-winning inventor. Her best invention was the self-wringing Miracle Mop. Today she does many ads and appears on television shopping channel called HSN. Her company is named Ingenious Designs LLC and in 1999. she sold it to the Home Shopping Network.
Before she sold her company, Joy was earning more than $10 million annually with her legendary Miracle Mops. Today she owns about 100 patents for her great inventions. Here you can find some information about her life, career and net worth.
Joy Mangano is American-Italian and she was born in East Meadow, New York in 1956. There she attended elementary and high school, and graduated from Pace University and got a degree at Business Administration in 1978. She worked as a reservation officer at an airline as well as a hotel stewardess.
Family and partners
In 1978. after she graduated, Joy got married with Tony Miranne, her schoolmate who graduated as well. Together they had three beautiful kids: Jacqueline, Christie and Robert. Joy and Tony divorced legally in 1989.
She started her career in 1990. when she published her invention called The Miracle Mop. It is a special plastic floor duster that is very simple to use and the customers palms do not get wet while mopping. The Miracle Mop was very successful since it sold in about 20.000 pieces in local shops and trade exhibits. She rebranded her Arma Products company to Ingenious Designs, but sold it to USA Networks in 1999.
Some of her other great inventions are Huggable Hangers which were sold in over 300 million pieces worldwide, her Shades Readers in over 1 million pieces as well as special footwear called Performance Platforms which auctioned more than 20,000 pieces in just 3 hours.
Her first TV appearance was in 1992 on QVC. Today she works with HSN and she auctions more than $150 million in sales every year. She usually sells on air in order to influence more people during shorter time periods. You can see Joy in various infomercials and adverts. Joy was featured in some other shows such as Made in the USA in 2005. and The View in 2007. She also published a journal called Inventing Joy in 2017.
Joy has won many awards over the years, including The Long Island Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997, hit The 100 Most Creative People in Business list in 2009. She is also at The 10 Most Creative Women in Business list of 2010.
Joy Mangano net worth is was estimated to be around $60 million in the year 2023. She earns lots of money due to her Ingenious Designs LLC company.
Here are some of Joy’s best quotes:
‘I look at life through product, and my goal is to impact people and make their lives better.’
‘Your destination might not end up being exactly what you envisioned to start with, but if you stick it out and work through the challenges, what you end up with will be far better than you could have ever imagined.’
‘Obviously, you have to find the confidence within yourself to pursue your ideas, but there’s nothing wrong with having people around you who are going to say, ‘I think that’s a great idea,’ or, ‘I think you’re doing the right thing.’
‘I think if you believe in something hard enough, it’ll work.’
‘Something I learned along the way is that you really have to have courage in life. You can do amazing things on any level. It doesn’t have to change the world; it can just impact the people around you – that’s just as amazing.’