Kathy Ireland is an American former model, actress, entrepreneur and designer with a net worth of $350 million. Kathy Ireland acquired that net worth through a successful modeling career upon which she capitalized by creating a brand product marketing company called Kathy Ireland Worldwide. She was born in Glendale, California and $350 million makes her the richest super model ever!
Kathy first tasted entrepreneurial success outside of modeling in 1993 when she released her own line of socks for the retailer Kmart. Kathy's socks were a smash sales hit for Kmart so they followed up with an entire clothing line under her name. Not content to merely be licensing her name, Kathy soon founded her own marketing firm "Kathy Ireland Worldwide" which has become a truly incredible success story. Unlike her deal with Kmart where she was merely loaning her name, Kathy is the majority owner and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide (KIWW) which now markets home goods products from dozens of companies in a wide range of categories. Once Ireland's Kmart contract expired, KIWW launched its own products which are now sold at over 60,000 worldwide locations in 15 countries. In 2005 KIWW pulled in nearly $1.5 billion in sales. KIWW markets a wide range of products including:
Indoor/Outdoor Accessories, Rugs, Baby Furniture, Bedding, Wedding Gowns, Candles, Ceiling Fans, Fabrics, Fine Crystal, Mattresses
… and many more.