How Kathy Ireland Built A $420 Million FortuneKathy Ireland
By Natalie Robehmed (original source Forbes)
“Supermodel-turned-mogul Kathy Ireland today joined Forbes’ first ever ranking of America’s top 50 most successful women as measured by their net worths. Ireland is the only licensing queen – and the only former model – to make the exclusive freshman class of the nation’s richest self-made women, which includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, entertainers, designers and even an author.
Kathy Ireland’s $420 million fortune comes from the value of her licensing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide. As detailed in a 2012 Forbes cover story by Dorothy Pomerantz, Ireland has built an empire by lending her name, taste, and marketing prowess to some 17,000 products.”
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