Kathy Ireland Named World's Richest Model

Celebrity Style Feb. 24, 2012 AT 10:43AM
Kathy Ireland Named World's Richest Model Credit: Dario Cantatore/Getty

She landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue a record three times but Kathy Ireland achieved an even bigger accomplishment last year.

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The 48-year-old supermodel, whose eponymous company makes everything from home furnishings to workout vides, sold "an astounding $2 billion worth of licensed products at retail, making her a bigger licensor than the formidable Martha Stewart," according to Forbes magazine.

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Celebrity New Worth says Ireland is the No. 1 richest supermodel in the world right now, with a net worth of $350 million.

Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson, Gisele Bundchen and Christy Turlington also made the list of "model-preneurs."

And Ireland has some advice for Kate Upton, the newest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl: Think about the future.

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"So many young people say, 'I'm just going to see what happens.' It's so much more powerful to make things happen and have a plan."

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