Ashley Olsen, who used to be known as one half of the famous Olsen twins, has a net worth of $150 million. And her net worth came from a variety of fiscal sources, such as acting, producing, merchandising, and fashion design. Her career famously began on the hit sitcom Full House, where Ashley was cast as Michelle Tanner along with her twin sister Mary-Kate in a successful attempt to sidestep child labor laws. Full House became a huge hit, and both Olsen sisters became hugely popular and appeared in their own direct to video movies, and lent their likenesses to a variety of merchandise such as clothing, makeup, and more.
The twins even starred in a theatrical feature also starring Eugene Levy entitled New York Minute in 2004. Ever expanding their brand, the sisters released the celebrity interview book Influence in 2008. Since diverging creatively with her sister, Ashley Olsen has focused her energies on the world of fashion design. She has spearheaded a fashion line for the massive retailer Wal-Mart, as well as smaller, much higher end fashion lines such as Badgley Mischka. As a businessperson, Olsen has been praised for her commitment to providing decent working conditions to overseas factory laborers, giving full maternity leave to workers in Bangladesh.