Kathy Ireland is an American former model and actress, author and entrepreneur best known for her work as supermodel in the 1980s & 90s. In 1993, she founded her marketing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide which later made her one of the wealthiest former models across the world. In 2012, her company sold almost $2 million worth of brand goods.
Born Kathleen Marie Ireland on 20th March 1963 in Glendale, California, the United States of America with the star sign Pisces. She was born to parents Barbara and John Ireland in Glendale. Kathleen holds American nationality and comes from white ethnic background.
She grew up alongside her siblings Cynthia and Mary in their hometown. She went and graduated from San Marcos High School.
The beautiful entrepreneur has been married for over 3 decades to her husband Dr. Greg Olsen. Their wedding took place on 20th August 1988 among their friends and family. Together the couple share three children: Erik, Lily, & Chloe.
Besides this, Ireland is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs and no rumors of their divorce have hit the tabloids to date. Kathy likes to spend time with her children and her family. She often takes her family in vacation during her free time.
Professional since 1979, Ireland has earned a massive amount of fortune and great fame from her versatile career. As of 2019, Kathy has a net worth estimated at around $400 million as per Celebrity Net Worth.
Her net worth is quite higher in comparison to actress Meg Ryan ($45 million) and legendary actor Danny DeVito ($80 million).
Ireland began modeling when she was just sixteen in 1979. She got discovered by Elite Model Management while she was still in high school. Kathy then appeared in covers for Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Forbes.
She then made her appearance in several TV shows and movies. She made her film debut from 1988’s film Alien from L.A. Her other notable credits are The Larry Sanders Show, Muppets Tonight, Boy Meets World, Side Out, Necessary Roughness, Mom and Dad Save the World, and more.
In 1993, Ireland founded her marketing brand, Kathy Ireland Worldwide which grew to become one of the world’s valuable global licensors. Since 1993, the KIW has expanded its categories of products including Children’s Toys and Books, Wedding, Fine Jewelry, Watch, Fashion Apparel, Pet Care, Publishing, and Crafts & Gifts.
In 1993, Kathy’s line of socks sold around 100 million pairs and Kmart took notice. She then got her own clothing line includes accessories, sweaters, swimwear, and active wear. She also published several fitness videos that led her to design athletic apparel and eventually launched her brand licensing of fitness equipment.
As an author, Kathy has written and published numerous books (most of them for children). Her debut book, Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life was published in 2002. She then published books like Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity, Mona’s Favorite Words, An Angel Called Hope, and more.
Ireland is also well-known for her philanthropic works for numerous non-profit organizations such as PTA, Feed the Children, City of Hope, March of Dimes, and more. As per Major Bill Grein of the US Marine Coprs, Kathy and her book business partner donated $10 million to supplement the 2013 annual Toys for Tots gathering and distributing of Christmas gifts for children and youths.
Similarly, she also donated $100 thousand to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation on World AIDS Day in 2017.
Kathy was born as Kathleen Marie Ireland on 20th March 1963.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Kathy has a net worth of $400 million as of 2019.
She has two daughters: Lily and Chloe.
Currently, Kathy resides in her California house with her family.
Ireland have two sisters: Mary Ireland and Cynthia Ireland.
She is 56 years old as of 2019.