Kathleen Marie Ireland is an American model and actress turned author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company, kathy ireland Worldwide, which has made her one of the wealthiest former models in the world. As a result of her career as a businesswoman, she had made a $420 million personal fortune by 2015. In 2012, $2 billion worth of products bearing her company's brand were sold. She has remained involved with various charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to education, emergency response and training for children, disease research and management, and HIV/AIDS.
|Born:||Kathleen Marie Ireland, March 20, 1963, Glendale, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Model, actress, entrepreneur, businesswoman, author|
|Net worth:||$420 million (Forbes 2015)|
|Website:||Kathy Ireland's Official site|
|Twitter:||Kathy Ireland's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Kathy Ireland's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Kathy Ireland's IMDb|
About Kathy Ireland
Sports Illustrated model and founder of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a marketing company which has made her one of the most financially successful models in the world.
Her very first job was delivering newspapers.
Between 2005 and 2012, her business had amassed profits estimated at $2 billion.
She married Greg Olsen in 1988 and the couple had two daughters named Lily and Chloe and a son named Erik.
Her friend Warren Buffett encouraged her to pursue a career in home furnishings.
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