Kathy Ireland Net Worth Is $350 Million
Kathy Ireland is the richest model in the world. Famous for her work as a model and an actress, Kathy Ireland has accumulated a total net worth of $350 million. In addition to her other projects, Kathy has created a brand marketing business called Kathy Ireland Worldwide and designed her own clothing line. She was born in Glendale, California on March 20, 1963. During the high point of her career in the 1980s and 1990s, she appeared n the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues and on other magazine covers. Through her brand marketing company, she has managed to become one of the richest supermodels in the world.
In 1993, Kathy Ireland first released her clothing line. It began with a line of socks that proved to be an instant hit at Kmart. After the success of this clothing line, she was offered an opportunity to produce more clothes under her name. Since that time, Kathy Ireland has served as the chief executive officer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. This company sells products to dozens of different businesses and are sold in 60,000 locations around the world. In the year 2005, her company boasted a total of $1.5 billion in sales. Starting in 1994, Ireland also created fitness videos that accompanied an athletic wear product line. Her other product lines include items like dinnerware, flatware and wedding apparel.
As a child, Kathy grew up with parents who worked with labor unions and charities. By the time she turned 16, she was discovered by Elite Model Management. After she signed on to this company, she became featured on magazine covers like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. From 1984 onward, she was in the annual issue of Sports Illustrated for 13 years. Kathy Ireland supports causes like Down syndrome research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Big Brothers Bog Sisters and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.