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Kathy Ireland net worth:
$450 Million

Kathy Ireland information

Kathy Ireland information

Birth date: March 20, 1963
Birth place: Glendale, California, United States
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Profession:Model, Actor, Designer, Entrepreneur, Editor, Author
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Greg Olsen (m. 1988)
Children:Erik Olsen, Chloe Olsen, Lily Olsen
Parents:John Ireland, Barbara Ireland

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Kathy Ireland Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Kathy Ireland is a Glendale, California-born American entrepreneur and former supermodel who has managed to make a business empire out of her talent and passion. Born on 20 March, 1963, as Kathleen Marie Ireland, she was active as a dominating model in the 80s and 90s, but now she is more famous as a businesswoman.

The supermodel turned business tycoon, how rich is Kathy Ireland? Kathy currently enjoys a net worth of $450 million which she amasses mostly from her business empire which operates under the name “Kathy Ireland Worldwide”, as well as her previous modelling career. Her company caters to different household and fashion related needs of her customers which range from furniture to clothing (like) and many more items. This business founded and owned by Kathy earns tens of millions towards her net worth every year with its rising popularity.

Kathy Ireland Net Worth $450 Million

Kathy was raised in Santa Barbara, California where she did some odd jobs as a child, like selling coloured stones and distributing papers in the mornings, perhaps the start of her net worth. Her interest towards modelling began when she was in her high school, and her mesmerizing body and attitude has only helped her to land as a model in the Elite Modelling Agency. Eventually, Kathy went on to feature on “Sports Illustrated” magazine cover in 1984, which happened to be her first claim to fame, and she became a household name. Kathy lived an exciting and successful modelling career through several years until 1998, when she shifted her focus towards business and left her modelling career behind, but which had nonetheless contributed significantly to her net worth.

Kathy initiated her business career in 1993 with some clothing lines, and then founded her own company – “Kathy Ireland Worldwide”, popularly known as “KIWW”. Her business has been growing extensively, and has made her a business mogul. Thanks to KIWW, Kathy is also noted as the richest model given the success she found in modelling as well as in her business sector. Kathy Ireland Worldwide now renders services including furniture, clothing, fashion, make-up, jewellery and many more. As the business is fully owned by Kathy, she has been considered as a super mogul, and has been featured by different reputable magazines, including “Vogue” and “Forbes” among others. Her net worth continues to grow from these activities.

Apart from her modelling and business life, Kathy is also prominent in television and movies as an actress, as well as a reality television star. Kathy started appearing in movies in 1988, and has had roles in movies like “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”, “Necessary Roughness”, “Backfire” and many more. She has appeared in many television programmes and series as well, which include “The Fantastic Four”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Once upon a Christmas”, “Touched by an Angel” and other series, in total over 40 film and TV roles. On a recent note, she was seen as a participant on the reality TV dance competition “Dancing with the Stars”. Of course these appearances have also added to Kathy’s net worth.

Talking about her personal life, Kathy has been married to a physician named Gregory Olsen since 1988, and with whom she shares three children. A philanthropist by heart, Kathy is very active in different charities, most of which work for (the) sick children, and various medical research projects. For her efforts, the school of design at the American Continental University has bestowed an honorary master of fine arts degree on Kathy.

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Unscripted 2013 TV Series
Totally Spies! 2002 TV Series Julia Hastings
For Your Love 2002 TV Series Rhonda
Strong Medicine 2002 TV Series Amber Hutton
Twice Upon a Christmas 2001 TV Movie Kristen Claus
Once Upon a Christmas 2000 TV Movie Kristen Claus
Touched by an Angel 1999 TV Series Karla
Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1999 TV Series Sarah
Cosby 1999 TV Series Kara
King of the Hill 1998 TV Series Sylvia
The Lionhearts 1998 TV Series
The Incredible Hulk 1996-1997 TV Series Ogress
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1997 TV Series Susan / Susie
Suddenly Susan 1997 TV Series Terri
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 TV Series Shelley
Miami Hustle 1996 TV Movie Marsha Thomas
Gridlock 1996 TV Movie Michele Conner
Fantastic Four 1994-1995 TV Series Crystal
Deadly Games 1995 TV Series Amber
Backfire! 1995 Jessica Luvintryst
The Watcher 1995 TV Series
Melrose Place 1994 TV Series Brittany Maddocks
Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit 1994 TV Movie Crystal
Boy Meets World 1994 TV Series Alexis
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives 1993 TV Movie Dee Morrison
Amore! 1993 Taylor Christopher
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series Kathy Ireland
Down the Shore 1993 TV Series Rachel
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Destiny Demeanor
The Presence 1992 TV Movie Laura
Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 Semage, Raff's Daughter
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Joyce
The Player 1992 Kathy Ireland
Necessary Roughness 1991 Lucy Draper
Mr. Destiny 1990 Gina
Side Out 1990 Marie
Grand 1990 TV Series Sheila
Worth Winning 1989 Credits Girl (uncredited)
Journey to the Center of the Earth 1988 Wanda Saknussemm
Alien from L.A. 1988 Wanda Saknussemm
Charles in Charge 1985 TV Series Woman In Line



Entertainment Tonight 2009-2014 TV Series Herself
Omg! Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful 2014 TV Special Herself
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
Life, Health & Style with Kathy Ireland 2014 TV Series Herself - Host
Modern Living with kathy ireland® 2014 TV Series Herself - Host (2014)
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® 2014 TV Series Herself - Host
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
Katie 2012 TV Series Herself
Cavuto on Business 2012 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2010 TV Series Herself
Holyland Heroes 2010 TV Movie Herself - Host
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2010 TV Series Herself
Oscars Red Carpet 2010 2010 TV Movie Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series Herself / Herself - Contestant / Herself - Guest Dancer
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2009 TV Series Herself
Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Herself
The Jeffrey Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2008 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The 2008 Hero Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
20 on 20 2007 TV Movie Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Herself
Mississippi Rising 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Biz 2004 TV Series Herself
2004 International Furniture Show 2004 TV Movie Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 1999-2003 TV Series Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2003 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999-2003 TV Series Herself
The 700 Club 2002 TV Series Herself
It's Christopher Lowell 2000-2001 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait -2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-1999 TV Series Herself
29th NAACP Image Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Muppets Tonight 1997 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Herself
Wheel of Fortune 1997 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Gun 1997 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 1996 TV Series Herself
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video 1994 Video documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Herself
VH1 Honors 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Sports Illustrated: The 1993 Swimsuit Video 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Herself
Sports Illustrated Behind the Scenes: Official Swimsuit Video 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories 1991 TV Special Herself
Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself
BodyShaping 1988 TV Series Herself (viewer mail / fitness tip segment)
The Wil Shriner Show 1988 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Evening Magazine 1986 TV Series Herself

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Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Muppets Tonight 1997 TV Series Herself

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1 Said by many to bear a resemblance to fellow model Denise Richards, they both appeared in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) (albeit they share no scenes together).
2 Took voice lessons in the early 90s not only to boost her acting career but also due to the fact that she "used to not be able to order pizzas on the phone. "They'd say 'we need to speak to your mom or dad.'" She revealed in a 1993 interview.
3 Has appeared in the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Edition for 13 consecutive years.
4 Friends with Cindy Williams and Brooke Shields.
5 She was dubbed supermodel-turned-supermogul by Forbes Magazine and syndicated columnist Liz Smith.
6 Is the highest grossing (over $l billion in annual retail sales according to Forbes magazine in 2004) Lifestyle Designer in the world, with a brand name that has achieved industry-leading success in over one dozen product areas.
7 She is the only woman in INC. Magazine's list of the top five celebrity entrepreneurs, which included Paul Newman, Magic Johnson and Francis Ford Coppola.
8 Lives in Southern California with her husband, an emergency room physician and their three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe. She enjoys being a full time mother and continues to be a Sunday schoolteacher as well.
9 She began modeling at age 17 and was cover model for the most Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. She left modeling for lifestyle designing, establishing the Kathy Ireland Worldwide brand, when she realized the fashion wear she modeled was unsuitable for most buyers.
10 She is founder, CEO and Chief Stylist for the Kathy Ireland Worldwide product empire.
11 By adhering to the mission statement she created for her Kathy Ireland Worldwide products, "finding solutions for families, especially busy moms", she won the endorsement and title of "best friend to working mothers" from both Associated Press and the London Times.
12 Her KIWW brand passed the billion dollar a year retail sales mark in its first decade. Her initial venture was her design and manufacture of socks (her company having recently celebrated the sale of its 100,000,000th pair) and quickly expanded to furniture, lighting, flooring, kitchenware, carpeting, window treatments, landscaping accessories, watches, tableware and bedding, as well as her early-established success in apparel and her partnership with Dame Elizabeth Taylor, for whose "House of Taylor Jewelry", Ireland designs the accessibly-priced jewelry product.
13 She has been Chair or Honorary Chair of such major national causes the March of Dimes, PTA, Feed the Children and City of Hope campaigns and as Campaign Chair for Dream Foundation, the Barbara Ireland Walk for the Cure, Project Inform and Athletes and Entertainers for Kids. She is the Ambassador for Children for the Entertainment Industry Foundation and for the Department of Agricultures wild land fire prevention organization, Firewise, and she recently established the National Family Reading Night campaign.
14 She has authored several bestselling children's books including "What Do Mommies Do?" and "An Angel Called Hope" along with the book "Powerful Inspirations" which now is in its 5th printing in paperback.
15 Former life-long surfer.
16 Mentioned, along with Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen and Paulina Porizkova, in the Sonic Youth song "Swimsuit Issue" performed by Kim Gordon.
17 Daughter of John and Barbara Ireland. Her sisters are Mary Ireland and Cynthia Ireland.
18 Has a son Erik (b. May 1994) and daughters Lily (b. 27 October 1998) and Chloe (b. March 2003).
19 Attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, California while Anthony Edwards, Cady Huffman, Linus Huffman and Eric Stoltz were also students there.
20 She is a contributing editor for FITNESS magazine.
21 Her mother set her up with her husband.
22 Has a fitness video: "Kathy Ireland's Total Fitness Workout" (1994).
23 Has her own line of clothing at K-Mart.
24 Started her own annual calendar in Fall 1993 (1994 calendar)
25 Sports Illustrated's 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue cover model.

1 Being a model first opened some doors and closed some others. For the most part, it has been a positive transition. I'm being given a chance to prove myself because they know who I am. But coming from a modeling background, you also bring along the mindless bimbo baggage that all models have attached to them and because of that you have to work that much harder. I also have to be a bit more careful about the choices I make. A complete unknown could come along, do a string of B movies and work her way up without calling any attention to herself. I can't do that.
2 Many of the parts I'm offered, even at this point in my career, are stupid bimbo roles that require nudity. I've been dealing with the nudity thing throughout my modeling career. They take one look at me and they expect me to take my clothes off. Some people don't have a problem with nudity. I do, so I've turned down quite a few scripts. (from a 1992 interview)
3 Whether I'm a sex symbol or not isn't the kind of thing I think about too much. I just go in, do my job, get the money and go home. Whatever people think about me is up to them.
4 It is a hard thing to quit. It's good money for not too much hard work. It allows me to be selective about the acting parts I take. (on modeling)

1 Sparkling blue eyes
2 Voluptuous figure
3 Breathy, little girl voice
4 Strawberry blonde hair
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