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Move over Gisele Bundchen, Kathy Ireland’s products made an astounding $2 billion dollars last year. But Kathy is a veteranÂ entrepreneur…leaving her famous face and modeling behind to run a majorÂ company. Katy is worth an estimated $350 million. According to Forbes Magazine,
She moved an astounding $2 billion worth ofÂ licensed products at retail, making her a bigger licensor than the formidableÂ Martha Stewart. Irelandâ€™s empire spans home furnishing solutions from leather furniture to cabinet tops and ceiling fans, all the way to signature Kathy Ireland socks and wigs. Â The 48 year old entrepreneur has also also added â€˜self-help guruâ€™ to her brand portfolio, producing bestselling workout videos and penning motivational titles such asÂ Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that Will Change Your Life.
I remember watching a profile on Kathy and she said her business started with just 1 pair of socks! How amazing is that!
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