Supermodel Kathy Ireland still graces the covers of magazines, but lately she's more likely to be on Forbes than Cosmo.
In fact, her most recent cover shoot was the Forbes June edition, which featured her as one of the richest self-made women in the U.S., with an estimated net worth of $360 million.
The model turned mogul is the founder and CEO of lifestyle company Kathy Ireland Worldwide. It has annual merchandise sales of more than $2 billion from licensing the brand out to some 17,000 products.
But moving from modeling to business wasn't easy, and she learned some valuable career lessons along the way.
"My old job description as a model was 'shut up and pose,'" Ireland told CNBC.
When she did speak, she said critics judged her every word.