Eileen Ford Net Worth

Eileen Ford Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Eileen Cecile Otte net worth is
$100 Million

Eileen Cecile Otte Wiki Biography

Eileen Otte was born on 25th March 1922, in Great Neck, New York City USA, and was a modelling agent. In 1946, she married Gerard W. Ford, and they co-founded the Ford Model Management modelling agency based in New York, known for transforming what was an almost amateur profession into a flourishing market. She passed away in 2014.

How much was the net worth of Eileen Ford? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth was as much as $100 million, converted to the present day. Ford Model Management was the major source of Ford’s net worth.

Eileen Ford Net Worth $100 Million

To begin with, Eileen had the first contact with fashion as a model during college years, working under the Harry Conover Modelling Agency. In 1943, she completed her studies in psychology at Barnard College, then in 1944 she met Gerard Ford, who she married in November of the same year. He left for World War II, and Eileen then worked as first as a secretary for photographer Elliot Clark, then for fashion designer and reporter Tobe Coburn.

Eileen continued to work as secretary, and in order to earn extra money, began organizing some parades. From here she elaborated on the idea of creating an agency that was responsible for launching new models. In 1946 when Jerry returned, they founded the agency Ford Model Management, which set out among its interests the model’s career, advising them on contracts and working rights, which led to a remarkable growth in their customer base. The models were treated differently from other agencies, as Eileen also gave them advice on hair-styling and makeup, and felt obliged to educate them according on their moral standards. In one year the Ford Modelling Agency, better known as Ford Models, became one of the most successful companies in the US. Ford Models has set the standard of beauty for a whole generation by favouring blond women with clear eyes. The first Ford model was Jean Patchett, and qualities were also introduced by Martha Stewart, who later became one of Chanel’s faces. The Ford’s net worth rose with their success.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the birth of the agency in 1966, Jerry Ford declared to the New York Times that their models occupied 70% of jobs in New York and 30% worldwide. In 1968, “Eileen Ford’s Book of Model Beauty” book was published, containing photos and biographies of Ford’s most famous models, and beauty tips such as diets and physical exercises. Twiggy the top model icon of the 1970’s was launched by the agency, and Ford also launched such models as Ali MacGraw, Jerry Hall, Melanie Griffith, Kim Basinger and Sharon Stone.

During the 1980’s, she also collided with the competition, by losing several top models, but undertook new projects. She began organizing the Ford Models Supermodel of the World annual search, looking for new faces from all over the world, thus, in 1982, she ‘discovered’ the Danish top model Renée Simonsen.

Eileen also took a career as a writer, publishing books such as “The Beauty of the Model’s World”, “More Beautiful You in 21 Days”, and “Beauty, Now and Forever”, which brought her to win the Woman of the Year in Advertising Award in 1983. More recently Ford Models launched names like Ines Sastre, Elle Macpherson, Bar Refaeli and Paris Hilton.

In 1995, Eileen and Jerry decided to retire, leaving the agency’s management to daughter Katie Ford, in office until 2007. In 1996, Ford Models were rewarded for their photographs at the Festival of Fashion Photography, and featured in articles by American Photo Magazines and Top Model Magazine in 1997. In December 2007, Ford Models were sold to Stone Tower Equity Partners.

Finally, in the personal life of Eileen Ford, she was married to Gerard W. Ford from 1944 until his death in 2008, with whom she had four children. Eileen died on 9th July 2014 in Morristown, New Jersey, at 92, from complications related to meningioma and osteoporosis.

Full NameEileen Ford
Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1922, in Great Neck, New York City USA
DiedJuly 9, 2014 (aged 92), Morristown, New Jersey, United States
ProfessionBusinesswoman, Executive, co-founder of Ford Models, producer, fashion stylist, copywriter, fashion reporter "The Tobe Report"
EducationBarnard College,
SpouseGerard W. Ford (m. 1944–2008)
ChildrenKatie Ford, Jaime Ford, Billy Ford, Lacey Ford
ParentsLoretta Marie Ottensoser, Nathaniel Ottensoser
MoviesScratch the Surface (1997), About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012), Beauty CULTure (2012), About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012)
TV ShowsIntimate Portrait: Eileen Ford (1999), Eileen Ford's a more beautiful you in 21 days (1972), Miss Universe Pageant (1980), Paris Is Burning (1990, documentary), E! True Hollywood Story (2004-2006)
1She started modeling during her summer breaks from Barnard College, from which she graduated in 1943 with a degree in psychology.
2Ex-mother-in-law of André Balazs.
3Mother of Katie Ford.
4Founded the Ford Modelling Agency in 1946, with husband Jerry Ford, creating a new kind of global industry based on beauty.


Search for a Supermodel2000TV Series producer


Beauty CULTure2012Documentary shortHerself
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now2012DocumentaryHerself
Pluck2006Documentary short
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Style Star2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Profile2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1998-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Scratch the Surface1997DocumentaryHerself
Paris Is Burning1990DocumentaryHerself

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Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself

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