Betsey Johnson Net Worth

Betsey Johnson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Betsey Johnson net worth is
$50 Million

Betsey Johnson Wiki Biography

Betsey Johnson was born on 10th August 1942, in Wethersfield, Connecticut USA. She is a fashion icon, a designer whose style became more and more popular during the ‘70s. One of the things for which she is known in the industry is the cartwheel and the split she does at the end of her fashion shows.

So just how rich is Betsey Johnson? Her net worth was estimated at $50 million, all money having been made in the fashion industry. Betsey Johnson lives in a junior suite hotel-like apartment in Upper East Side in New York, which she bought in 2008 for $1.8 million. She also owns a 2,900 square feet 4-bedroom house in East Hampton, which she wants to sell for about $2 million in order to move to Malibu.

Betsey Johnson Net Worth $50 Million

Betsey Johnson began her studies at the Pratt Institute and then she transferred to Syracuse University, from which she graduated in 1964. After graduation, she started her career in the fashion industry as an intern at Mademoiselle Magazine, a job she had won at the magazine’s Guest Editor Contest. In 1965, she had her first job as a designer at Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique in New York. She really started earning money at the beginning of the ‘70s, right with her first collection made for Alley Cat, which had sales of $5 million. Converted to 2015 money, this means about $30 million. She became famous at the end of the ‘70s, when she started launching her own collections. Her style includes puffed sleeves, neon dyes, low waists and deep necklines.

In 1978, she started her own company and in 1981 she opened her first store in the Soho area of New York. After a few years at the beginning on the ‘80s, Betsey Johnson started building a small empire, and around 2000 she had 63 stores, about 350 employees and her company was producing sales of about $150 million a year. When the economy tanked, Betsey Johnson LLC had to file for bankruptcy protection and, in 2012, most of the stores were closed. This didn’t seem to have compromised the brand, and Betsey Johnson reinvented herself inside Steve Madden’s business, who took over her company.

After the bankruptcy, Betsey Johnson and her daughter Lulu had their own reality show, aired by Style Network. The fashion designer was also part of the cast in the 19th season of “Dancing with the Stars”, a television show in which she was eliminated after four weeks.

Betsey Johnson received her first important award when she was only 29, the 1971 Coty Fashion Critics Award. She was also rewarded with the CFDA’s Timeless Talent Award and the Pratt Institute Award and she was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame. In 2009, the designer received the Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion from the National Arts Club. Betsey still organizes runway shows twice a year.

Betsey Johnson was married three times: to the musician John Cale(1968-69), to Jeffrey Oliviere(1981-1991)), and then to Brian Reynolds(1997-separated). The fashion designer has a daughter, Lulu, with whom she appeared in the reality show “XOX Betsey Johnson”, aired by Style Network in 2013.

Full NameBetsey Johnson
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1942
Place Of BirthWethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
ProfessionFashion designer, Designer
EducationSyracuse University, Pratt Institute
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBrian Reynolds (m. 1997), John Cale (m. 1968–1969)
ChildrenLulu Johnson
ParentsJohn Johnson, Lena Johnson
SiblingsSally Johnson, Robert Johnson
AwardsCFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
TV ShowsDancing with the Stars
1Popular fashion designer
1Age is a matter of mind, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
1Fashion designer.
2Met musician John Cale in early 1966, and later married him.


Bethany2016special thanks completed
Restoration2016/Ispecial thanks
America's Next Top Model2004-2010TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes
The Babysitters2007special thanks
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004the producers wish to thank
Playboy: Playmates on the Catwalk2001Video documentary special thanks
100 Girls2000the producers wish to thank


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Fashion1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
I've Got a Secret1966TV SeriesHerself - Dress Designer
RuthDocumentary filmingHerself
In Bed with Tammin2016TV SeriesHerself
Cupcake Wars2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010-2015TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Fashion Designer
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Project Runway All Stars2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Fashion News Live2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
America's Next Top Model2004-2014TV SeriesHerself - Designer / Herself - Guest Judge
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Dancing with the Stars / Herself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself - Dancing with the Stars
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Dancing with the Stars / Herself - Guest
The View2014TV SeriesHerself - Dancing with the Stars
Richard E. Grant's Hotel Secrets2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Worst Cooks in America2014TV SeriesHerself - Fashion Designer
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Miss USA2013TV SpecialHerself - Judge
Fashion Police2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Huffpost Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
House of Style2012TV SeriesHerself
Jane by Design2012TV SeriesHerself
The Tents2012DocumentaryHerself
Project Runway2005-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge / Herself - Fashion Designer / Herself - Guest Mentor
The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show2008Video documentaryHerself
The Real Edie2007Video documentary shortHerself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Fashion Week Diaries2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Fashion Statements2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fashion in Focus2003TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Playboy: Playmates on the Catwalk2001Video documentaryHerself - fashion designer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesHerself
American Fashion Awards1999TV Special
Clueless1996TV SeriesHerself
House of Style1995TV SeriesHerself
American Mythologies1981Documentary

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