Olsen Twins is the collective name given to Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen who are fashion designers. They were also child actresses previously. The twins were seen in the successful TV series ‘Full House’. They began to act in TV and films from the age of six months. They are also the owner of the company ‘Dualstar’. They are considered one of the wealthiest women of their age in the entertainment industry. They are considered as fashion icons and in their childhood, they have appeared in a number of TV series. They worked for a total of 191 episodes in the series ‘Full House’.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen were born on June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California. They were born to parents David “Dave” Olsen and Jarnette “Jarnie”. Their parents divorced in 1995 and they also have got two half siblings named Courtney Taylor and Jake. When they were six months old, they were cast in the sitcom ‘Full House’ on ABC. The filming started when they were nine months old.
They became part of the show until its conclusion in 1995. In 1992, they started appearing in other television and films including ‘To Grandmother’s House We Go’. In 1993, they started the company Dualstar. The company used to produce films with twins. Some of the projects of the company include ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble’, ‘How the West Was Fun’, and ‘The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley’.
Despite bearing similar appearance, they are not identical twins. Rather they are identified as sororal twins. They have a brother named Trent and a sister named Elizabeth. They also have step siblings named Jake and Taylor from their father’s marriage to McKenzie.
The Olsen twins appeared on various TV shows in the 1990s. Some of them include All My Children, Sister Sister, Two of a Kind, 7th Heaven, So Little Time and Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! In 2004, the twins lead their voice for the animated series ‘The Simpsons’. They also appeared in the movie ‘New York Minute’. Until 2000, the sisters also had their fan club called “Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Fun Club”. On their eighteenth birthday, they became the co-presidents of Dualstar.
After growing up, the sisters were referred as fashion icons. They started a clothing line for girls in the age of 4 to 14. They also launched their fashion label ‘Row’. They also launched women’s clothing line called ‘Olsenboye’. They became popular not just in TV and movies but their names and pictures were also used for various products like hats, shoes, clothes, fragrances, calendar, makeup, books, and CD players. The company also produced Mary-Kate and Ashley fashion dolls in various sets from 2000 till 2005.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have won several awards and nominations in their career. They won the 2008 ‘Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award’. They were nominated for the 2002 Daytime Emmy Awards. They have won two Kids’ Choice Awards and have won the Young Artist Awards four times. The sisters have also received the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ nomination.
Olsen Twins Net Worth
Having made their presence from the age of six months, the Olsen Twins have gone on to many other ventures. They have become a popular figure for teenage girls. The Olsen Twins’ net worth is an estimated $450 million. The former actresses have appeared in a number of television shows and films and have is also the owner of Dualstar. Their brand has been sold in over 5,300 stores across the world.
In 2007, their estimated net worth was $100 million according to Forbes and they were the eleventh richest women in the entertainment industry. They have appeared in the ‘Celebrity 100’ list of Forbes in 2002. They have their own fashion line called ‘The Row’ which is prevalent in many countries.
The Olsen Twins have made their appearance in the entertainment industry go wide by launching doing many businesses. They are fashion designers who have been named as a popular figure in the world. In 2004, the sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They have also been praised by the National Labor Committee for their involvement in worker rights.