Kelly Bensimon Net Worth

Kelly Bensimon Net Worth : $20 Million

Profile

An American Former Editor of ‘Elle Accessories’, Socialite, Author and Former Model.

Nationality

American

Source of Wealth

Modeling, Editorial, Design

Years of Experience

32 Years

Date of Birth

May 1, 1968

Education

MBA from Northeastern University

Marital Status

Divorced

Children

2 Daughters (Sea Louise and Thaddeus Ann)

Kelly Bensimon’s Total Net Worth

Kelly Bensimon is an American model, author and designer with a net worth of $20 million. She was born in 1968,  in Rockford, Illinois. She has done modeling for various magazines, such as Elle, Cosmo, and Harpers Bazaar. Besides modeling, she has also worked as a founding editor of Elle Accessories Magazine. In 1997, she got married to a fashion photographer, Gilles Bensimon, but got divorced in 2007.

Business Investments

Kelly has established her own brand of jewellery. ‘Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon’, her 4th jewellery collection, which features some unique and exquisite designs made with pearls, precious stones, religious medallions, feathers, fishing swivel and leather, was announced for launch on June 24, 2010. Her first line of jewellery, which was exclusively made up of fishing lures, was sold at Barney’s New York. Her second jewellery line was sold at Dash, W hotels, and Wink.

Properties: Private Fortune

Kelly was the owner of a beautiful Hampton home, comprising of an artist’s studio, a heated pool, 3 fireplaces, and 5 bedrooms. She purchased this mansion in the 1980s. It was listed in the market for sale, for $12 million. As per the reports, it has been sold for $5.76 million.

Career

She started her career as a model in New York City. Kelly has modelled for several popular magazines, like Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Harpers Bazaar. She served as the editor for Hamptons Magazine and Gotham Magazine. Kelly wrote a column, called ‘The Socializer: Kelly Killoren Bensimon’ in Page Six Magazine. She also did a photo-shoot for the cover picture of Playboy.  She hosted the IMG swim shows in Miami, and the IMG fashion week. She writes a weekly column in Keith Kelly’s New York Post.

TV Appearances

Kelly appeared in the reality show, called ‘Real Housewives of New York City’, for three seasons.

Books

Kelly Bensimon’s wrote four books, which includes ‘In the Spirit of the Hamptons’, ‘The Bikini Book’, ‘American Style’, and ‘I Can Make You Hot’.

Philanthropic Activities

A portion of the profit, made by the sale of her books and jewellery collection, goes to charitable organizations, such as ‘Feeding America’ and ‘Generositywater.org’, which provides people with clean water, all over the world.