Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, known collectively as the Olsen twins, are American fashion designers and former child actresses. Their first role was in the popular TV sitcom Fullhouse. As adults, they are owners of a company called Dualstar, which has led them to be some of the wealthiest women of their time.
The twin sisters were born on June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California, to David and Jarnette Olsen. Interestingly enough, the girls are not identical twins like everyone thinks they are. The two are sororal twins.
They have four other siblings, Trent and Elizabeth, as well as a half-brother Jake and a half-sister Courtney Taylor.
Mary Kate has dated David Katzenberg, Maxwell Snow, and Nate Lowman. She began to date Olivier Sarkozy in 2014. The two eventually got married in 2015.
She was also reportedly close to the actor heath Ledged who died of a drug overdose in 2008.
Ashley reported dated Matt Kaplan from 2001-04. Their split was declared as amicable. In 2004 she began to date Scott Sartiano. In 2005, she began dating Greg Chait, but they split up in 2007.
In 2007, she moved on to the cyclist Lance Armstrong, but they split up after just a couple of months.
Between 2008-11 she dates Justin Bartha. In 2013, she dated David Schulte. And then, in 2014, she went out with Bennett Miller.
In 2016, there were rumors of her dating Richard Sachs, a 58-year-old art dealer.
In 1987, the twins jointly played the role of Michelle Tanner on ABC’s Full House. Their first movie, To Grandmother’s House We Go, was released in 1992.
They established their company, Dualstar, in 1993. The company produced their music videos like Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, How the West Was Fun, and The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley and You’re Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley’s…
Their first feature film debut, It Takes Two, took place in 1995.
The twins made guest appearances in All My Children and Sister.
They returned to television with ABC’s Two of a Kind, which lasted for just one season.
They also starred in So Little Time and Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!, both of which ended after one season.
Mary-Kate and Ashley made guest appearances on 7th Heaven, The Simpsons, and also starred in their second feature film, New York Minute.
After taking full control of Dualstar, the sisters released products that appealed not only to the pre-teen markets but also to the teen market.
They have their own couture clothing line called The Row. They also launched a new fashion line in Oslo, Norway in 2013.
Awards and Achievements
Between 1989-1994, they won in four categories in the Young Artist Awards for their role in Full House.
In 1994, they won an award for their role in Double Double Toil and Trouble.
They won the Kid’s Choice Award in 1996 and 1999 for their roles in It Takes Two.
The Council of Fashion Designers America and the Wall Street Journal awarded them for their contributions to Fashion.
Net Worth of The Olsen Twins
As of February 2020, The Olsen twins have a combined worth of $500 million. Most of it stems from the clever marketing of their company, Dualstar.
The Olsen twins have always been in the limelight since their very birth. The two have grown up in Hollywood, and they have carved their own space, first in acting and then in fashion. Undoubtedly, they have the fine business acumen to keep themselves relevant in a place as fickle as Hollywood.