is CEO and co-founder (with Mary-Kate Olsen
and Ashley Olsen
) of Dualstar Entertainment Group, the multi-divisional international corporate group which owns and administers the mary-kateandashley brand, comprising fashion, heath and beauty, media and entertainment. Mr. Thorne (with Mary-Kate and Ashley) has been responsible for establishing and managing the mary-kateandashley brand into the largest girls brand in the world - in movies, television, DVD/video, music, books, fashion, health and beauty, fashion dolls, posters, calendars, magazines and the Internet. During Mr. Thorne's 14-year leadership of Dualstar, he has engineered and overseen its growth from a simple entertainment loanout company for Mary-Kate and Ashley, when they were young actors on the long-running hit television series Full House, to a $1 billion international fashion, health and beauty, media and entertainment brand, setting trends and sales records in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Mexico and Israel, with launches planned for Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, Korea and China.
Thorne received a B.A. degree from The University of California at Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honors and distinction, and a J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law. He has taught and published extensively. He has two children and lives in Beverly Hills.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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