Net Worth: $300 Million
- Source of Wealth American Girl brand
- Birth Place Bannockburn, Illinois, United States
- Marital Status Married (Jerome Frautschi)
- Full Name Pleasant Williams Thiele
- Nationality American
- Occupation Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
- Education Wells College
About Pleasant Rowland
Pleasant Rowland is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, writer, and reporter who has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Pleasant Rowland started her career as an educator in several states. From being a teacher, she became a news anchor and anchor for a local ABC station, KGO-TV from 1968 to 1971. After she left the industry, Rowland pursued writing textbooks. At that time, she has already established herself as a publisher and has created a language arts program called Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen.
In 1986, she founded Pleasant Company which manufactured American Girl dolls, books, and accessories. Twelve years later, Rowland sold the company to Mattel for $700 million. In 2001, she bought bankrupt ceramics manufacturer, Mackenzie-Childs and sold to Lee Feldman and Howard Cohen, part owners of Twin Lakes Capital in 2008.
Aside from business, Rowland established Rowland Reading Foundation which promotes the Rowland Reading Program.
Pleasant Williams Thiele married to Jerome Frautschi in 1977.