Who is Joy Mangano?
Joy Mangano is a famous inventor and entrepreneur from the USA. She is best known for her inventions like the self-wringing Miracle Mop, Huggable Hangers, Clothes It All Luggage System, Performance Platforms, and Shades Readers. She also owns Forever Fragrant, a line of odor neutralizers including scent stands, sticks, and wickless candles. She is also the founder of Comfort & Joy Textiles that is popular for bedding stuff made from Supima cotton. Mangano, who was once the owner of Ingenious Designs, regularly appears on the nation’s shopping channel HSN. She once also made a guest appearance on ABC’s ‘The View’ and was a judge on the reality show ‘Made in the USA’. Talking about her further achievements, Mangano is HSN's most successful vendor, with annual sales of over $150 million. She was once named ‘Long Island Entrepreneur of the Year’. Her other awards and accolades include her listing in ‘The 10 Most Creative Women in Business’ list as well as in Fast Company's catalogue of ‘The 100 Most Creative People in Business’. Mangano released her autobiography titled ‘Inventing Joy’ in 2017. She was also the main subject of the flick ‘Joy’.
In 1990, Joy Mangano came out with her first invention, the Miracle Mop. This self-wringing plastic mop can be easily squeezed out without making the users’ hands wet. She eventually started her own company, Ingenious Designs, which she later sold off to USA Networks. By the year 2000, Mangano’s company was selling about $10 million worth of Miracle Mops every year.
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Other products by her:
Forever Fragrant – This is a line of house odor neutralizers that includes sticks, scent stands, wickless candles, finials, shoe shapers, and drawer liners.
Huggable Hangers – These are no-slip, velvet-flocked hangers whose slender profile conserves wardrobe space.
Performance Platforms – These are shoes with rubber platform heels that give the user extra height. The line initially started with sneakers, and has since extended to mules, Mary Janes, and sandals.
Clothes It All Luggage System – This is a wheeled luggage with several organizational features, such as a padded laptop compartment, a pocket for plane tickets, a toiletry organizer, and removable dividers. The products in this line range from smaller duffel bags and portable dressers to briefcases and pet carriers.
Shades Readers – This is a line of reading glasses sold in sets of three or more, meant to be placed around the home and office for easy access.
Comfort & Joy Textiles – This is a range of bedding that is made from Supima cotton. Each set comes with a zippered, reversible duvet cover as well as sheets that are fixed to the bed skirt for easy removal and cleaning.
Joy Mangano was born on February 1, 1956 in East Meadow, New York, USA, to Terri and Rudy Mangano. She attended the Pace University and graduated from there in 1978 with a degree in business administration.
Talking about the inventor’s love life, she was married to Anthony Miranne from 1978 to 1989. The couple has three kids: Robert, Jackie, and Christie.