Manna Kadar

Manna Kadar


WHY: Beauty guru who founded multibrand business in 2011. One of OC’s fastest-growing private companies several years running.

RECENT: Adding 20K new doors with focus on affordable luxury at Five Below, Big Lots. Created line of antibacterial face washes, toners and hand sanitizers to launch in fourth quarter.

Get the latest OC business and Coronavirus updates

NOTABLE: At 16, bought cosmetics store in Brea Mall; funneled profits into additional stores in Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, two in San Diego and Las Vegas; later went into corporate banking; opened Island Tan in Laguna Niguel and began selling related merchandise—the impetus for launching current beauty business.

QUOTABLE: 2020’s been an exercise in “survival of the fittest.”