Kathy Ireland Net Worth

Kathy Ireland Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kathy Ireland net worth is
$450 Million

Kathy Ireland Wiki Biography

Kathy Ireland is a Glendale, California-born American entrepreneur and former supermodel who has managed to make a business empire out of her talent and passion. Born on 20 March, 1963, as Kathleen Marie Ireland, she was active as a dominating model in the 80s and 90s, but now she is more famous as a businesswoman.

The supermodel turned business tycoon, how rich is Kathy Ireland? Kathy currently enjoys a net worth of $450 million which she amasses mostly from her business empire which operates under the name “Kathy Ireland Worldwide”, as well as her previous modelling career. Her company caters to different household and fashion related needs of her customers which range from furniture to clothing (like) and many more items. This business founded and owned by Kathy earns tens of millions towards her net worth every year with its rising popularity.

Kathy Ireland Net Worth $450 Million

Kathy was raised in Santa Barbara, California where she did some odd jobs as a child, like selling coloured stones and distributing papers in the mornings, perhaps the start of her net worth. Her interest towards modelling began when she was in her high school, and her mesmerizing body and attitude has only helped her to land as a model in the Elite Modelling Agency. Eventually, Kathy went on to feature on “Sports Illustrated” magazine cover in 1984, which happened to be her first claim to fame, and she became a household name. Kathy lived an exciting and successful modelling career through several years until 1998, when she shifted her focus towards business and left her modelling career behind, but which had nonetheless contributed significantly to her net worth.

Kathy initiated her business career in 1993 with some clothing lines, and then founded her own company – “Kathy Ireland Worldwide”, popularly known as “KIWW”. Her business has been growing extensively, and has made her a business mogul. Thanks to KIWW, Kathy is also noted as the richest model given the success she found in modelling as well as in her business sector. Kathy Ireland Worldwide now renders services including furniture, clothing, fashion, make-up, jewellery and many more. As the business is fully owned by Kathy, she has been considered as a super mogul, and has been featured by different reputable magazines, including “Vogue” and “Forbes” among others. Her net worth continues to grow from these activities.

Apart from her modelling and business life, Kathy is also prominent in television and movies as an actress, as well as a reality television star. Kathy started appearing in movies in 1988, and has had roles in movies like “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”, “Necessary Roughness”, “Backfire” and many more. She has appeared in many television programmes and series as well, which include “The Fantastic Four”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Once upon a Christmas”, “Touched by an Angel” and other series, in total over 40 film and TV roles. On a recent note, she was seen as a participant on the reality TV dance competition “Dancing with the Stars”. Of course these appearances have also added to Kathy’s net worth.

Talking about her personal life, Kathy has been married to a physician named Gregory Olsen since 1988, and with whom she shares three children. A philanthropist by heart, Kathy is very active in different charities, most of which work for (the) sick children, and various medical research projects. For her efforts, the school of design at the American Continental University has bestowed an honorary master of fine arts degree on Kathy.

Full NameKathy Ireland
Net Worth$450 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1963
Place Of BirthGlendale, California, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
ProfessionModel, Actor, Designer, Entrepreneur, Editor, Author
EducationSan Marcos High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseGreg Olsen (m. 1988)
ChildrenErik Olsen, Chloe Olsen, Lily Olsen
ParentsJohn Ireland, Barbara Ireland
SiblingsCynthia Ireland, Mary Ireland
NicknamesKathleen Marie Ireland , Kathy
MoviesNecessary Roughness, Alien from L.A., Loaded Weapon 1, Mom and Dad Save the World, Once Upon a Christmas, Side Out, Mr. Destiny, Twice Upon a Christmas, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Danger Island, Gridlock, Amore!, Backfire!, Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives
TV ShowsDancing with the Stars
1Sparkling blue eyes
2Voluptuous figure
3Breathy, little girl voice
4Strawberry blonde hair
1Being a model first opened some doors and closed some others. For the most part, it has been a positive transition. I'm being given a chance to prove myself because they know who I am. But coming from a modeling background, you also bring along the mindless bimbo baggage that all models have attached to them and because of that you have to work that much harder. I also have to be a bit more careful about the choices I make. A complete unknown could come along, do a string of B movies and work her way up without calling any attention to herself. I can't do that.
2Many of the parts I'm offered, even at this point in my career, are stupid bimbo roles that require nudity. I've been dealing with the nudity thing throughout my modeling career. They take one look at me and they expect me to take my clothes off. Some people don't have a problem with nudity. I do, so I've turned down quite a few scripts. (from a 1992 interview)
3Whether I'm a sex symbol or not isn't the kind of thing I think about too much. I just go in, do my job, get the money and go home. Whatever people think about me is up to them.
4It is a hard thing to quit. It's good money for not too much hard work. It allows me to be selective about the acting parts I take. (on modeling)
1Said by many to bear a resemblance to fellow model Denise Richards, they both appeared in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) (albeit they share no scenes together).
2Took voice lessons in the early 90s not only to boost her acting career but also due to the fact that she "used to not be able to order pizzas on the phone. "They'd say 'we need to speak to your mom or dad.'" She revealed in a 1993 interview.
3Has appeared in the "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Edition for 13 consecutive years.
4Friends with Cindy Williams and Brooke Shields.
5She was dubbed supermodel-turned-supermogul by Forbes Magazine and syndicated columnist Liz Smith.
6Is the highest grossing (over $l billion in annual retail sales according to Forbes magazine in 2004) Lifestyle Designer in the world, with a brand name that has achieved industry-leading success in over one dozen product areas.
7She is the only woman in INC. Magazine's list of the top five celebrity entrepreneurs, which included Paul Newman, Magic Johnson and Francis Ford Coppola.
8Lives in Southern California with her husband, an emergency room physician and their three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe. She enjoys being a full time mother and continues to be a Sunday schoolteacher as well.
9She began modeling at age 17 and was cover model for the most Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. She left modeling for lifestyle designing, establishing the Kathy Ireland Worldwide brand, when she realized the fashion wear she modeled was unsuitable for most buyers.
10She is founder, CEO and Chief Stylist for the Kathy Ireland Worldwide product empire.
11By adhering to the mission statement she created for her Kathy Ireland Worldwide products, "finding solutions for families, especially busy moms", she won the endorsement and title of "best friend to working mothers" from both Associated Press and the London Times.
12Her KIWW brand passed the billion dollar a year retail sales mark in its first decade. Her initial venture was her design and manufacture of socks (her company having recently celebrated the sale of its 100,000,000th pair) and quickly expanded to furniture, lighting, flooring, kitchenware, carpeting, window treatments, landscaping accessories, watches, tableware and bedding, as well as her early-established success in apparel and her partnership with Dame Elizabeth Taylor, for whose "House of Taylor Jewelry", Ireland designs the accessibly-priced jewelry product.
13She has been Chair or Honorary Chair of such major national causes the March of Dimes, PTA, Feed the Children and City of Hope campaigns and as Campaign Chair for Dream Foundation, the Barbara Ireland Walk for the Cure, Project Inform and Athletes and Entertainers for Kids. She is the Ambassador for Children for the Entertainment Industry Foundation and for the Department of Agricultures wild land fire prevention organization, Firewise, and she recently established the National Family Reading Night campaign.
14She has authored several bestselling children's books including "What Do Mommies Do?" and "An Angel Called Hope" along with the book "Powerful Inspirations" which now is in its 5th printing in paperback.
15Former life-long surfer.
16Mentioned, along with Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen and Paulina Porizkova, in the Sonic Youth song "Swimsuit Issue" performed by Kim Gordon.
17Daughter of John and Barbara Ireland. Her sisters are Mary Ireland and Cynthia Ireland.
18Has a son Erik (b. May 1994) and daughters Lily (b. 27 October 1998) and Chloe (b. March 2003).
19Attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, California while Anthony Edwards, Cady Huffman, Linus Huffman and Eric Stoltz were also students there.
20She is a contributing editor for FITNESS magazine.
21Her mother set her up with her husband.
22Has a fitness video: "Kathy Ireland's Total Fitness Workout" (1994).
23Has her own line of clothing at K-Mart.
24Started her own annual calendar in Fall 1993 (1994 calendar)
25Sports Illustrated's 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue cover model. [1989]


Unscripted2013TV Series
Totally Spies!2002TV SeriesJulia Hastings
For Your Love2002TV SeriesRhonda
Strong Medicine2002TV SeriesAmber Hutton
Twice Upon a Christmas2001TV MovieKristen Claus
Once Upon a Christmas2000TV MovieKristen Claus
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesKarla
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1999TV SeriesSarah
Cosby1999TV SeriesKara
King of the Hill1998TV SeriesSylvia
The Lionhearts1998TV Series
The Incredible Hulk1996-1997TV SeriesOgress
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV SeriesSusan / Susie
Suddenly Susan1997TV SeriesTerri
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesShelley
Miami Hustle1996TV MovieMarsha Thomas
Gridlock1996TV MovieMichele Conner
Fantastic Four1994-1995TV SeriesCrystal
Deadly Games1995TV SeriesAmber
Backfire!1995Jessica Luvintryst
The Watcher1995TV Series
Melrose Place1994TV SeriesBrittany Maddocks
Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit1994TV MovieCrystal
Boy Meets World1994TV SeriesAlexis
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives1993TV MovieDee Morrison
Amore!1993Taylor Christopher
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesKathy Ireland
Down the Shore1993TV SeriesRachel
Loaded Weapon 11993Destiny Demeanor
The Presence1992TV MovieLaura
Mom and Dad Save the World1992Semage, Raff's Daughter
Tales from the Crypt1992TV SeriesJoyce
The Player1992Kathy Ireland
Necessary Roughness1991Lucy Draper
Mr. Destiny1990Gina
Side Out1990Marie
Grand1990TV SeriesSheila
Worth Winning1989Credits Girl (uncredited)
Journey to the Center of the Earth1988Wanda Saknussemm
Alien from L.A.1988Wanda Saknussemm
Charles in Charge1985TV SeriesWoman In Line


Today2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful2014TV SpecialHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Life, Health & Style with Kathy Ireland2014TV SeriesHerself - Host
Modern Living with kathy ireland®2014TV SeriesHerself - Host (2014)
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®2014TV SeriesHerself - Host
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Katie2012TV SeriesHerself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2012TV SeriesHerself
Cavuto on Business2012TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHerself
Holyland Heroes2010TV MovieHerself - Host
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHerself
Oscars Red Carpet 20102010TV MovieHerself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Contestant / Herself - Guest Dancer
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2009TV SeriesHerself
Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHerself
The Jeffrey Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?2008TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The 2008 Hero Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
20 on 202007TV MovieHerself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Biz2004TV SeriesHerself
2004 International Furniture Show2004TV MovieHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999-2003TV SeriesHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2003TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999-2003TV SeriesHerself
The 700 Club2002TV SeriesHerself
It's Christopher Lowell2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1999TV SeriesHerself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHerself
Wheel of Fortune1997TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Gun1997TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1996TV SeriesHerself
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video1994Video documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Honors1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Sports Illustrated: The 1993 Swimsuit Video1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1993TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated Behind the Scenes: Official Swimsuit Video1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories1991TV SpecialHerself
Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
BodyShaping1988TV SeriesHerself (viewer mail / fitness tip segment)
The Wil Shriner Show1988TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Evening Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself

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Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHerself

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