Kathy Ireland has shown celebrities what Licensing means in todays marketplace creating one of the most dynamic licensing companies on the planet. Understanding and connecting with her audience on an almost daily basis she has been a major influencer across the planet. Today she is recognized as a entrepreneurial powerhouse building a global licensing business that has made her a fortune. Congratulations to our wonderful friend Kathy Ireland.
Kathy Ireland :
Forbes: America’s Richest Self-Made Women
Congratulations Kathy! This is an inspiring and exciting moment for you and all of us at kathy ireland Worldwide. You may deny being a Super Model but more than 20 years after your last Sports Illustrated cover you’re still our favorite Super Model turned Super Mogul. No one is more deserving of your extraordinary success. For nearly 30 years I’ve watched you create opportunities for the most diverse group of team members imaginable. Without regard for any issue in any person except their ability and humanity. You simply encourage, strengthen and love. “The greatest of these is love”.
Your second Forbes cover in the company of these incredible women / persons is a reminder that nothing is impossible for a 7 year-old girl with a wagon, a book, and a dream. I love you.
As seen in Forbes issue on America’s Richest Women.
This magazine issue features nine women on the cover, including Spanx’sSara Blakely, Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso, ABC Supply’s Diane Hendricks, Kathy Ireland Worldwide’s Kathy Ireland, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Meg Whitman, NYX’s Toni Ko, Stitch Fix’sKatrina Lake, Douglas Elliman’s Dottie Herman and TransPerfect’sLiz Elting
NEW YORK (June, 1 2016) – Forbes released today the second annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women (p. 88) in the June 21, 2016 issue of the magazine. These women have achieved unparalleled success through invention and innovation to create their own fortunes. ABC Supply’s Diane Hendricks (No. 1) tops the list with a net worth of $4.9 billion, followed by Oprah Winfrey (No. 2), worth $3.1 billion. The Gap’s Doris Fisher and Founder & CEO of Epic Systems, Judy Faulkner, are tied for No. 3, both worth $2.4 billion. Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO, Theranos, who was No. 1 on the list in 2015, misses the cut this year due to recent investigations involving Theranos and information indicating that the company’s revenues are less than originally projected.
Thirteen newcomers debuted in this year’s expanded list of sixty, including Taylor Swift (No. 60), Danielle Steel (No. 48), Jessica Alba (No. 42), Barbra Streisand (No. 38), Celine Dion (No. 37) and the richest self-made woman in American real estate, Co-Owner of Douglas Elliman, Dottie Herman (No. 57). Twenty-five women on the list reside in California, which is more than three times the number of women in any other state. New York, home to eight on the list, is a not-so -close second. Sixteen of the list members were born outside of the U.S., including newcomer, Toni Ko (No. 57) who is the founder of the multi-million dollar cosmetics brand NYX.
Members of the 2016 list needed a minimum of $250 million in net worth to make the cut. To compile net worths, Forbesvalued private companies by speaking with an array of outside experts and conservatively comparing the companies with public competitors. In cases in which women started businesses with, and still share with, their husbands, Forbes assigned them half of that combined wealth. Forbes calculated the stakes in public companies using stock prices from May 13, 2016. For entertainers, they based estimates on net lifetime earnings. Real estate, art and other assets were also factored in where applicable.
To be eligible for this list, women had to have substantially made their own fortunes and be U.S. citizens or longtime residents. Forbes attempted to vet these numbers with all list entrants.