How many Barbie dolls are in the world?
It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries, with Mattel claiming that three Barbie dolls are sold every second.
Are my old Barbies worth anything?
Original Barbie - The original first edition Barbie from 1959 is very rare. Money, Inc. reports that even in played-with condition, she is worth $8,000. In pristine condition, she could be worth more than $27,000.
What is the best age for Barbies?
Years ago, girls as old as 12 played with Barbie and the dolls friends, cars, homes and other accessories. But as 12-year-olds grew more sophisticated, the dolls quickly moved down the age range, settling to todays target Barbie audience of 3- to 5-year-olds.