By the Numbers

  • With 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 times
  • 10 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 tall
  • Barbie weighs 7.25 ounces
  • $3.00 Cost of the first Barbie doll sold in 1959
  • Barbie 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

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