By the Numbers

By the NumbersWith 10+ million Facebook likes, Barbie has the largest Facebook fan page of any doll More than 1 billion fashions have been produced since 1959 for Barbie and friends 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making Barbie and friends’ fashions, making Mattel one the largest apparel manufacturers in the world 1 Barbie doll is sold every three seconds somewhere in the world 300,000 Barbie dolls sold in 1959

$27,450 was the highest auctioned price of the original 1959 Barbie doll in mint condition $302,500 was highest auctioned price of a Barbie doll with proceeds being donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The one-of-a-kind doll was designed by international fine jewelry designer, Stefano Canturi and included a stunning diamond necklace featuring a one-carat Fancy Vivid pink diamond Barbie has had close to 150 careers in her lifetime

More than 100 people, designers, seamstresses, pattern makers and stylists needed to create a single Barbie outfit and look 90 percent of girls ages 3-10 who own at least one Barbie doll 125 million+ Barbie DVD’s have been purchased since 2001

More than 75 famous designers who have outfitted Barbie 1,000+ different shoe styles in Barbie doll’s closet Barbie has more than 50 animal friends including dogs, horses, ponies, cats, a parrot, a chimpanzee, a panda, a lion club, a giraffe and a zebra! 50 designers who created looks for Barbie’s first-ever runway show at Mercedes-Benz fashion week in 2009 Barbie has represented more than 40 different nationalities

On average, a Barbie movie is watched 10 times10 fine artists work on one Barbie using water-based acrylics and tiny sable brushes 28 chart-topping, direct-to-DVD movies Barbie has starred in (Her 30th DVD will launch in spring 2015) Girls ages 3-6 own an average of 12 Barbie dolls

Barbie stands 11.5 inches tallBarbie weighs 7.25 ounces$3.00 Cost of the first Barbie doll sold in 1959Barbie is the No. 1 doll property in the US and the No. 1 worldwide property in the traditional toy industry 45 different color submissions, 12 liters of paint and five shades of pink were mixed to create the perfect Barbie pink car paint used on her one-of-a-kind Volkswagen New Beetle in celebration of 50 fabulous years 110 number of poses she can now pop