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How rich is Betsey Johnson?

Betsey Johnson net worth:
$50 Million

Betsey Johnson information

Betsey Johnson information

Birth date: August 10, 1942
Birth place: Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Profession:Fashion designer, Designer
Education:Syracuse University, Pratt Institute
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Brian Reynolds (m. 1997), John Cale (m. 1968–1969)
Children:Lulu Johnson
TV shows:Dancing with the Stars

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Betsey Johnson Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Betsey Johnson was born on 10th August 1942, in Wethersfield, Connecticut USA. She is a fashion icon, a designer whose style became more and more popular during the ‘70s. One of the things for which she is known in the industry is the cartwheel and the split she does at the end of her fashion shows.

So just how rich is Betsey Johnson? Her net worth was estimated at $50 million, all money having been made in the fashion industry. Betsey Johnson lives in a junior suite hotel-like apartment in Upper East Side in New York, which she bought in 2008 for $1.8 million. She also owns a 2,900 square feet 4-bedroom house in East Hampton, which she wants to sell for about $2 million in order to move to Malibu.

Betsey Johnson Net Worth $50 Million

Betsey Johnson began her studies at the Pratt Institute and then she transferred to Syracuse University, from which she graduated in 1964. After graduation, she started her career in the fashion industry as an intern at Mademoiselle Magazine, a job she had won at the magazine’s Guest Editor Contest. In 1965, she had her first job as a designer at Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique in New York. She really started earning money at the beginning of the ‘70s, right with her first collection made for Alley Cat, which had sales of $5 million. Converted to 2015 money, this means about $30 million. She became famous at the end of the ‘70s, when she started launching her own collections. Her style includes puffed sleeves, neon dyes, low waists and deep necklines.

In 1978, she started her own company and in 1981 she opened her first store in the Soho area of New York. After a few years at the beginning on the ‘80s, Betsey Johnson started building a small empire, and around 2000 she had 63 stores, about 350 employees and her company was producing sales of about $150 million a year. When the economy tanked, Betsey Johnson LLC had to file for bankruptcy protection and, in 2012, most of the stores were closed. This didn’t seem to have compromised the brand, and Betsey Johnson reinvented herself inside Steve Madden’s business, who took over her company.

After the bankruptcy, Betsey Johnson and her daughter Lulu had their own reality show, aired by Style Network. The fashion designer was also part of the cast in the 19th season of “Dancing with the Stars”, a television show in which she was eliminated after four weeks.

Betsey Johnson received her first important award when she was only 29, the 1971 Coty Fashion Critics Award. She was also rewarded with the CFDA’s Timeless Talent Award and the Pratt Institute Award and she was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame. In 2009, the designer received the Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion from the National Arts Club. Betsey still organizes runway shows twice a year.

Betsey Johnson was married three times: to the musician John Cale(1968-69), to Jeffrey Oliviere(1981-1991)), and then to Brian Reynolds(1997-separated). The fashion designer has a daughter, Lulu, with whom she appeared in the reality show “XOX Betsey Johnson”, aired by Style Network in 2013.

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Restoration 2016 special thanks post-production
Bethany 2015 special thanks post-production
America's Next Top Model 2004-2010 TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes
The Babysitters 2007 special thanks
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 the producers wish to thank
Playboy: Playmates on the Catwalk 2001 Video documentary special thanks
100 Girls 2000 the producers wish to thank



Ruth Documentary filming Herself
Omg! Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Fashion Designer
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2010-2015 TV Series Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Project Runway All Stars 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Fashion News Live 2010-2014 TV Series Herself
America's Next Top Model 2004-2014 TV Series Herself - Designer / Herself - Guest Judge
The Wendy Williams Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Dancing with the Stars
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself - Dancing with the Stars
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Herself - Dancing with the Stars / Herself - Guest
The View 2014 TV Series Herself - Dancing with the Stars
Worst Cooks in America 2014 TV Series Herself - Fashion Designer
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Miss USA 2013 TV Special Herself - Judge
Fashion Police 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Huffpost Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jane by Design 2012 TV Series Herself
The Tents 2012 Documentary Herself
Project Runway 2005-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge / Herself - Fashion Designer / Herself - Guest Mentor
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show 2008 Video documentary Herself
The Real Edie 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World - Madonna: Like a Virgin 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Point&Shoot 2004 Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Playboy: Playmates on the Catwalk 2001 Video documentary Herself - fashion designer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2000 TV Series Herself
Clueless 1996 TV Series Herself
American Mythologies 1981 Documentary
Cultural Celebrities 1979 Documentary Herself
Fashion 1979 TV Series Herself - Guest

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1 Met musician John Cale in early 1966, and later married him.

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