Kathleen Marie Ireland
American author, entrepreneur, and former fashion model. 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 (kiWW), 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 2021 alone, her company generated retail sales of $3.1 billion. The brand became ranked number 15 and joined the licensing hall of fame.