Ashley Fuller Olsen is a distinguished American fashion designer, entrepreneur, producer, author, ex-actress and one half of the Olsen brand name (the other being her twin Mary-Kate Olsen). The Olsen twins need no introduction for many of us millennials who have practically grown up binge-watching their movies and video-television series, like ‘The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley’, ‘Two of a Kind’ and ‘So Little Time’ to name a few.
Since their voluntary retirement from acting, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have acquired a name for themselves in the world of fashion co-founding celebrated fashion brands, like The Row, StyleMint and Olsenboye among others, known for understanding the pulse of the young generation and efficaciously satiating their style palates. Let’s find out how much is Ashley Olsen’s net worth in 2018.
Ashley Olsen was born to a personal manager mother Jarnette and a real estate and mortgage banker father David Olsen in the relatively affluent neighbourhood of Sherman Oaks, California. She has 3 real siblings, an elder brother by the name of Trent Olsen, a twin sister called Mary-Kate Olsen and a younger sister named Elizabeth Olsen. She also has 2 half-siblings called Taylor and Jake Olsen from her father’s 2nd marriage.
Ashley Olsen along with her twin attended the Campbell Hall School and later went on to study at the New York University.
On the personal front, Ashley Olsen is currently single having split with her financier boyfriend, Richard Sachs in early 2017.
Ashley Olsen became a part of the acting world (even before she could understand what it actually meant) at the tender age of 9 months when she was cast as Michelle Tanner, a role she shared with her sister in the popular TV show ‘Full House’ in 1987. The show got them recognised, and the twins went on to star in a number of straight to video movies all through the late 1990s and early 2000s which transformed them into preteen icons with their faces featuring on everything that was meant for girls in their early teens.
The fan frenzy around them encouraged Mattel to design their fashion dolls which became an instant hit among young girls. The success of their video shows, like ‘The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley’ brought them television offers and they went on to star in some blockbuster shows on ABC. They also featured in some movies, like the feel-good comedy ‘New York Minute’.
To sum it all up, Ashley Olsen and her twin sister were the quintessential child stars of their era and even ranked 3 on the Vh1 100 Greatest Child Stars list. Despite their unprecedented success, Ashley and her sister yearned to do something different and eventually announced their retirement from acting by the time they turned 21.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen then shifted their focus towards fashion, something that had attracted them ever since they were a pair of teenage girls. In fact, as teens, they had successfully collaborated with various renowned American fashion brands and had launched their own clothing and beauty lines for teenage girls.
In 2005, Ashley designed a 7 piece collection that included a T-shirt fit for every woman irrespective of age and size, a challenge that she aced effortlessly. The collection became hugely successful and led to the creation of the twin’s own fashion brand ‘The Row’ which excels in minimalistic, ready to wear clothes, goggles, footwear and handbags.
As of 2017, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are the owners of luxury brands, like ‘The Row’, ‘Olsenboye’, ‘Elizabeth & James’ and ‘StyleMint’. Their achievements were recognised by Forbes in 2017 when they included the twins in their 30 Under 30: All-Star Alumni list.
Awards & Achievements
Ashley Olsen was conferred with the WSJ magazine Innovator of The Year Award along with her sister in 2012. Owing to her success, she is also, a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Net Worth of Ashley Olsen
The estimated combined net worth of Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen is a staggering $400 million. Along with their successful fashion career, the twins serve as creative directors for ‘Superga’, an Italian fashion brand and are the brand ambassadors of Badgley Mischka, a renowned fashion line. They are the co-presidents of their production company called ‘Dualstar Entertainment’. Further, they also are successful authors, thanks to ‘Influence’, a book that essentially talked about their fashion inspirations.
The success and adoration witnessed by Ashley Olsen and her twin sister ever since they were a pair of toddlers is the stuff of legends. Still, very much in their prime, the twins are meant to achieve many more glories in the coming future, thanks to their immense talent.