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Luisa Kroll Forbes Staff
This story appears in the June 15, 2015 issue of Forbes.
Forbes has compiled its first ever list of the nation’s top 50 most successful, self-made women as measured by their net worths. The exclusive freshman class includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, entertainers, designers and even an author. Some of the list members are extremely well-known, starting with the likes of Oprah Winfrey andFacebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Others like Kathy Fields and Katie Rodan, dermatologists who created acne treatment Proactiv and now have another skin care company, aren’t quite household names yet but may be on their way.
Elizabeth Holmes, who dropped out of Stanford to launch blood testing firm Theranos in 2003, tops the list with a net worth of $4.5 billion. At age 31, she is also the world’s youngest female billionaire. Other notables who made the cut include Eren Ozmen, who is chairman of Sierra Nevada, the biggest female-owned federal contractor in the U.S.; creator of American Girl dolls Pleasant Rowland; prolific novelist Nora Roberts and Martine Rothblatt, a transgender woman who founded and runs biotech firm United Therapeutics.
A remarkable 20 of the self-made women reside in the truly Golden state of California. Many of them are in technology including Weili Dai, cofounder of semiconductor firm Marvell Technology; Lynda Weinman, who sold her Lynda.com to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion in May; and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. But a number made their money in other ways. With her husband, Kit Crawford built Clif Bar into a successful maker of organic nutritional bars and drinks now sold in 14 countries. Former fashion model Kathy Ireland, who graced Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue for 13 years, is a licensing mogul who has lent her name to some 17,000 unglamorous products from socks to ceiling fans.
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LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®” announces its premiere episode is set to debut on May 17thon Fox Business Network and on Bloomberg International as part of the sponsored programming lineup.
Developed by MMP (USA), Inc. and kathy ireland Worldwide®, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly half-hour show featuring global executives sharing their business insights and framing the opportunities shaping their industries.
“We are delighted by this premiere. It is a great joy to join forces with Tom Clynes and the extraordinary people of MMP. The concept of sponsored television is a bold, innovative and powerful opportunity for business leaders to tell their stories, globally in their own way. In life and business, there are no guarantees. We support this business model for emerging companies and startups. We are very excited about Worldwide Business as television that matters and offers platforms to people who are bringing their own brands to market,” said Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.
The show will extend beyond the weekly on-air program with digital content delivered on various video platforms and across social media.
“Technology is providing viewers access to content across more screens than ever before which is driving the need for brands to stay connected with their audiences in unique ways. Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® provides that opportunity. And, who better to lead and share this compelling content than one of the world’s greatest corporate leaders,Kathy Ireland?” said Thomas W. Clynes, Executive Producer of Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®.
“On this upcoming series, we go deep into the heart of brands, our production crews are capturing real-world solutions in countries all over the globe as interview some of the brightest minds in business. We’ve had the privilege of producing engaging conversations that we are proud to share with the world,” said Clynes.
Tune in to view Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® on May 17th at5:30pm EST on Fox Business Network (as pd. prog) and on Bloomberg International at 8:30am CET, 3:00pm HKT, and 10:00am CDT. Check your local listings for market airtimes.
About kathy ireland® Worldwide
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,” “…finding solutions for people in love™,” and “…finding solutions for business people™,” translates to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, accessories, weddings, home, office and more.
kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes. Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publication, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
About Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly business television program featuring real-world insights from corporate executives from all over the globe.
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® airs Sunday evenings throughoutNorth America on Fox Business Network (as pd. prog) and to over 50 countries throughout the world through Bloomberg International.
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Kathy Ireland is known as one of the most famous supermodels of the 1980s and 1990s. She has appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues and on covers of magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Teen and Seventeen. At 52, Kathy’s skin looks healthy, youthful and glowing. This summer Kathy will launch her own professional line, NuGene Skincare, which utilizes human stem cell derived SCB Regenerative Technology. We asked Kathy for her top 5 tips for beautiful supermodel skin:
1. Drink water all day to keep hydrated. I know it is not clinically proven that 8 glasses of water will help your skin, but I am a true believer. There are many good reasons to drink water: It’s refreshing, and it helps your brain function, maintains energy levels, regulates body temperature, aids in digestion, and ultimately keeps your body healthy.
2. Wear sun screen all year long. I am a southern California girl, lived at the beach all my life, but I wear sun block more days than not.
3. I love almonds. They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness. It is the best snack. Not feeling like a nut? Salmon, tuna, and halibut are good lunch/dinner sources.
4. I always wash my face before I go to bed, but it is hard for some people to do it every night. I have a second set of cleanser and skincare products in the kitchen. This way there are no excuses!
5. Always use eye cream or serum. I cannot manage my skin without NuGene Kathy Ireland Eye Serum. Without it my eyes get puffy, and the lines are painfully present. Our cell-based Repair Serum Technology continuously repairs, regenerates and revitalizes signs of aging making skin around the eyes look younger, smoother and fresher while moisturizing and nourishing the skin cells around the eyes. Just apply a few drops and you can see uplifting results.
Bill Gates picked up a 36-page edition of the Omaha World-Herald and began to fold it but quickly changed his mind and picked up a pre-folded paper instead. “Is this fair?” he said. He was gearing up for the newspaper tossing contest at the Berkshire HathawayInc. annual meeting, a tradition since 2012. Folded copies of the Omaha paper, which Berkshire bought in 2011, as well as The Buffalo News, another Berkshire-owned paper, lay folded in stacks of 36, 38 and 40 pages. Warren Buffett and former supermodel Kathy Ireland, both with more paper-tossing experience, chose to fold their own papers. Mr. Gates aimed for the porch of a Clayton Homes manufactured home (price tag $69,500) and tossed his paper, hoping to land it in the center of a bull’s eye 35 feet away. Instead, the paper sailed in the air, to the right and landed outside the porch. “That’s a [customer] complaint,” said a representative of Berkshire Hathaway Media Group.
“It’s easier without the steps,” Mr. Gates complained. “They do some homes without the steps.” The Microsoft founder, dressed casually in a pale yellow sweater, said he too had been a paper boy in his youth, delivering the Seattle morning paper. Clearly, his technique needed work.
Ms. Ireland, in a blue dress and heels, meanwhile rolled a 40-page edition of the paper. “It’s easier when it’s heavier,” Mr. Buffett agreed. Then, looking at Ms. Ireland tucking and rolling her copy,he remarked: “You’re taking this very seriously.” Ms. Ireland, a veteran of the newspaper tossing contest, has delivered her share of papers as a kid. But her total of 120,000 copies pales in comparison to Mr. Buffett, who delivered 500,000 as a boy. “Nobody throws a paper like Mr. Buffett,” Ms. Ireland said. (READ FULL STORY)
FTD Q & A with Kathy Ireland
Creatively designed with unique, stylish dimensions, height, and durability, our kathy ireland® HOME Spring vase collection maintains a contemporary and modern aesthetic, perfectly complementing a multi-floral special occasion bouquet, or a solid floral arrangement. The first bursts of color amongst sprouting blooms are vibrant and inspirational signs that warmly welcome both the spring season, and elevate your own true inner beauty!
Tulips, one of the first to blossom of the season, emanate a wonderful feeling of warm relief, hope, and life, especially after the chills of the winter winds. To me, tulips speak for themselves—they are simple, yet ever graciously tall, vibrant, and beautiful. The gorgeous height and color contrast featured in the Pacific Trends Bouquet arranged in our stunning kathy ireland® HOME cream floral hand sculpted vase is, without a doubt, the perfect way to incorporate nature’s first blossoms into your home.
More often than not, less is more; even just one single gorgeous flower can be as, if not more, beautiful as a plentiful bouquet. Even a single Oriental Lily, featured in the arrangement of the Perfect Day Bouquet, is enough to radiate purity and beauty, as the sharp white petals accentuate the beautifully designed blossom.
Our Spring vase in a neutral cream was designed with this in mind, complementing the subtle, yet delicate hand sculpted blossom in such a way that allows the vase to sit beautifully alone, or with a rich variety of your favorite garden blossoms.—the vase design is simple yet sleek, subtle yet detailed.
This is a very tough question! I’d like to say I have no favorite, as the sheer abundance of spectacular flowers, colors, scents, shapes, and heights, are each as individually exquisite as the next! In honor of the beautiful and ever inspirational Elizabeth Taylor, I would have to pick Phalaenopsis Orchids—their smooth, yet powerful breathtaking scent will always remind me of Elizabeth and her radiant soul. Flowers, grown with love and care, have the ability to personally brighten and charm each precious day.
Fresh cut flowers are like a remedy for our home and our family. They bring a certain vibrancy, a life, into all of our everyday living spaces. The gentle, light and airy fragrance with beautiful glowing colors simply emanates any space with extraordinary energy.
FTD has been actively servicing the floral industry for the past 100 years; our customers are who we serve, and ultimately, our top priority. FTD has always had a reputation as the premier gifting company for exquisite, customizable, plentiful floral arrangement. It is this dedication to personalized service and loyalty to consumer requests that speaks to our inherent core values at kathy ireland® Worldwide.
About kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®):
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,”
“...finding solutions for people in love™,” and
“...finding solutions for people in business™,” translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.
Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally, by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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