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Kathleen Marie Ireland (born March 20, 1963) is an American model and actress, turned author and entrepreneur.[3][4][5]Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.[5] 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.[4][6][7] As a result of her career as a businesswoman, she had made a $420 million personal fortune by 2015.[1] In 2012, $2 billion worth of products bearing her company's brand were sold.[8]

She has remained involved with various charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to education, emergency response and training for children, disease research and management, and HIV/AIDS.

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