LAUREN MILLIGAN 07/31/12
KATHY IRELAND may not be as famous as Cindy Crawford or Naomi Campbell in the UK, but she is the world’s highest-earning supermodel ever. With a retail empire valued at over $2 billion (£1.27 billion), Ireland could teach even Gisele Bundchen a thing or two about turning her a photogenic face and body into a brand, but which other supermoguls does she admire?
“There are so many wonderful supermoguls,” Ireland told us. “Tyra Banks; for her education, her success, and her kindness. Heidi Klum’s tenacity is astounding. Cindy Crawford, just because… well she’s Cindy Crawford; incredible.Gisele Bundchen; I find her strong and brave. Cheryl Tiegs paved the way for so many girls. Carol Alt is a terrific person who has a great understanding of business. And the supermogul who started most supermodels, fashion icon Jule Campbell.”