Kelly Bensimon Net Worth : $20 Million
An American Former Editor of ‘Elle Accessories’, Socialite, Author and Former Model.
Source of Wealth
Modeling, Editorial, Design
Years of Experience
Date of Birth
May 1, 1968
MBA from Northeastern University
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.
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.
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.
Kelly appeared in the reality show, called ‘Real Housewives of New York City’, for three seasons.
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’.
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.