Despite strong competition in the toy industry, 58 million Barbies are sold each year in more than 150 countries.
In all, more than one billion Barbie dolls have been sold since she made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959.
Ruth Handler invented Barbie, who was inspired by her own children to create the doll. Barbie was an instant success an in the first year, 300,000 dolls were sold.
Barbie is not only a toy store success, she even has a huge social media presence.
The development of Barbie over the years have influenced many women in different ways.