The 25 Richest Designers In The World

If you are a fan of good design then this list is going to be right up your alley.

These designers have worked in a variety of different industries and are not only some of the richest in the world but also the most talented.This is the Paraphrase, and if I were to write this as a sentence, it would look like this.

So, here is our list of the 25 richest fashion designers in the world, who have made millions in the fashion economy.

The 25 Richest Designers in the World

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This is a list of the 25 Richest American Designers (according to Forbes).

25. Oscar de la Renta

Net Worth: $200 Million

His collection in the mid-twentieth century was inspired by an early-twentieth-century classic, Coco Chanel.

He was one of our world’s top fashion designers even when he was young.

He started his career in fashion designing and after many years of hard work and practice he became a renowned designer with many collections.

He created his first collection for the prestigious brand Hacshoe in 2011. In 2015, he was named the creative director for the brand and has since been responsible for designing their men’s and women’s ready-to-wear lines.

24. George Condo

Net Worth: $200 Million

Condo is listed as one of the richest designers in the world. He owns over $150 million dollars worth of art.

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23. Christian Audigier

Net Worth: $250 Million

Christian Audigier was a fashion designer who started his career with designs that included his Ed Hardy line. He also designed a Rock Fabulous line and even added a Crystal Rock line to his portfolio.

He started a denim company in Los Angeles called M&S Denim, which was a huge hit. Eventually, he sold the company and created his own clothing line called Polo Ralph Lauren.

He helped pioneer the American fashion industry by creating the world’s first denim mill, J. Finer, which was located in Los Angeles and produced the jeans used by Hollywood stars.

There has been some controversy about his clothing as some people call it racist.

22. Tamara Mellon

Net Worth: $280 Million

She’s worked for big name companies like Tiffany’s and has opened her own businesses as well.

Michelle had a great business sense and she made a lot of money by starting Jimmy Choo.

I started at Vogue as an accessories editor and then went on to become a Senior Editor.

Kim Jones had to hire a new designer after the departure of Gianfranco Ferré, who quit to start a new company with his wife in 2001.

In May 2011, Jimmy Choo was acquired by Labelux.

21. Jean-Paul Gaultier 

Net Worth: $300 Million

Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French fashion designer, born on April 24, 1952, in Paris.

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He began working with Pierre Cardin.
A very big step in his career came when he was hired to work for Jacques Esterel.
From there, he went to work for Jean Patou and later worked for Pierre Cardin.

The third time, he returned to Pierre Cardin before launching his own collection in 1976.

He has been working in the fashion industry for some time now and has been recognised for his high success in the fragrance industry.

20. Paul Smith

Net Worth: $390 Million

I like to design all my clothes for myself, but I can imagine that I probably could sell a lot of shirts, and probably have a nice career if I keep doing it.

As an English fashion designer, he grew up in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. He gained his fortune through his menswear brand.

One of his skills was to sew, and he sharpened his eye for design by looking at the clothes people wore.

His first commission, a suit for the then world famous boxer Joe Frazier, had him designing for high profile clients.

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19. Jony Ive

Net Worth: $400 Million

Jony Ive, the man who makes Apple’s product commercials, has amassed a net worth of $400 million.

He first worked as a designer in the UK at the beginning of his career and after three years at Apple he moved to the US to work for Adobe.

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He’s been known to drink too much and is almost always smiling. Some speculate he has a girlfriend.

18. Tom Ford

Net Worth: $500 Million

He is a fashion designer and a movie director.

He was also the creative director for Gucci before joining YSL for a brief stint. As far as personal finances go, his net worth is estimated at $450 million.

He later became the CEO of Ford and turned the company around. He also founded the Ford Foundation.

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Through his work with Gucci, Dior, and other labels he built an amazing reputation.

17. Roberto Cavalli

Net Worth: $500 Million

Cavalli is a very popular Italian fashion designer and his style has a very strong European vibe.

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His designs have been worn by stars like Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren in the past and more recently his designs are worn by the young ‘it-crowd’.

I am not a fan of the leopard prints, but I am a fan of his tailoring.

16. Michael Kors

Net Worth: $600 Million

Kors is the most expensive designer in the world making $600 million, but he’s not as rich as he thinks he is.

He is a famous fashion designer, who is also known as Karl Anderson.

His mother was a model, which probably contributed to her decision to become a model.

He then started designing clothes for himself and dropped out of school to become a fashion designer full-time.

Michael started his clothing business with his college friend. He was the one who founded the company because he knew that his customer base needed a better wardrobe.

15. Vera Wang

Net Worth: $650 Million

She is a designer who started out in figure skating before becoming one of the most influential designers in the fashion industry.

After finishing 23rd in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, she decided to shift her focus toward fashion.

Vera Wang is known for her wedding gowns. She is also recognized for her fragrances, shoe designs, jewelry and eyewear as well.

14. Calvin Klein

Net Worth: $700 Million

A man who revolutionized the fashion world is Calvin Klein, who has become the face of the label.

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Having graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, he began his professional career as an intern at a suit manufacturer.

He started his career in 1968 and thanks to his smart marketing strategies has successfully lent his name to a number of different products that have done pretty well.

13. Pierre Cardin

Net Worth: $800 Million

The man with the most famous and stylish designs in the world has a net worth of $800 million. He has been a designer for over 50 years.

Pierre Vautier, a tailor, opened his own fashion house in Paris at the age of 17. He soon designed costumes for films.

He was widely regarded as one of the best creators of fashion fashion in the world. He received numerous awards for his creations.

12. Peter Nygard

Net Worth: $900 Million

After her marriage, Mrs. Nygard moved to Canada, where she established Nygard International Ltd. that produces clothing and gifts.

A Finnish immigrant, he moved to Canada with his family in 1952 and gained a degree in business from the University of North Dakota.

In 1967, he got together all the money he could, and purchased a percentage of a women’s clothing manufacturer.

Nygard has made some pretty bad decisions in the past and now is looking to improve some of those decisions as the company grows. They currently have over 200 employees but are looking to expand and add some new blood to the team.

11. Tory Burch

Net Worth: $1 Billion

She started out doing little things like sewing purses and selling them on the street.

________. She’s a great designer. She has a great style and she is very passionate. She makes a lot of things that are very famous.

Sarah was born on June 17, 1966, in Pennsylvania. She has many awards for her fashion designs.

She opened the first one in Paris in 2000 and now the count is around 120 worldwide.

The Tory Burch online store has an e-commerce version which is available in seven different languages; Spanish, French, German, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian and Russian.

10. Christian Candy

Net Worth: $1.1 Billion

Christian Candy is the richest man in the world.

Christian is a British high-end property developer and interior designer. His background includes working as a designer in the fashion industry.

The most expensive residential building in the world is called One Hyde Park, and its developer is the most powerful man in the world, I mean the president.

After starting out with a few flat-fixing jobs, the Candy brothers went on to design some of the world’s most luxurious properties.

9. Valentino Garavani

Net Worth: $1.5 Billion

 Valentino Garavani was an Italian fashion designer and the founder of the Valentino SpA company.

He began his career at the age of seven, he studied at an art academy in Paris and later on moved to Rome where he opened a fashion house.

He did his first show at the Pitti Palace where he received a number of orders from foreign buyers and positive comments in the press.

When Valentino was young and not part of the Valentino family he owned a store that he managed from the age of 21.

8. Stefano Gabbana

Net Worth: $1.7 Billion

The designer duo behind Dolce & Gabbana, Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, is a multi-million dollar company.

Stefano and Domenico met in 1980 and they have been working together ever since, in that same atelier. Their work is most well known for its use of bold color and classic cuts.

The business began as a two-woman venture, and now has a few employees. Although the company was originally aimed at women, it has expanded to men and teens as well.

7. Domenico Dolce

Net Worth: $1.7 Billion

Oh that Domenico Dolce guy? That Domenico from Dolce & Gabbana? Yeah, I know him.

He started out working with his father, a tailor by trade. Domenico now has his own fashion house in Milan and has been the head of Dolce & Gabbana since 2000.

The new label, which Gabbana and Domenico Dolce invented together, was the first for which they collaborated and became famous.

 The first big break for the French fashion house came in the year 1984 when they were invited for a runway show during Milan Fashion Week.

They have gone from strength to strength since then, and designed costumes for a number of celebrities, including Maddona and Whitney Houston.

6. Patrizio Bertelli

Net Worth: $5.2 Billion

This Italian businessman started out a small manufacturing business in Arezzo, producing belts, bags, and leather goods.

He made his first high-fashion ready-to-wear collection for Prada and then created the Prada label.

Wang’s wife was the CEO of the company and helped transform it into a global fashion behemoth, resulting in $2.4 billion in sales.

5. Tim Sweeney

Net Worth: $8 Billion

So, we’ve got Tim Sweeney on the list of top five. He’s been busy doing what he does for the past 15 years on the Sweeney software team, and he’s done everything from creating the most advanced rendering engine for console games, to creating the most advanced streaming platform for the PC space, he’s actually a pretty accomplished guy.

After college, Tim broke into the world of game development, he started a shareware company called ‘Epic Entertainment’. After finishing this project, he began developing and launching a number of games, including some that were a major success, such as ‘ZZT’, and eventually became one of the world’s largest video game developers.

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4. Ralph Lauren

Net Worth: $8.2 Billion

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer who has an estimated net worth of $8.2 billion.

Ralph dropped out of college to start selling menswear at a store called “Willy’s” which he named after the owner, Robert Willy.

He started designing his own line of men’s clothing and accessories and selling them online.

Ralph Lauren started off selling ties and shirts in his own shop and was soon followed by the launch of Polo which grew into a successful fashion brand.

3. Giorgio Armani 

Net Worth: $9.6 Billion

Giorgio Armani is one of the richest and best-paid designers in the world.

With a net worth of about $10 billion dollars, he is considered as the best dressed man of our time with his clean-cut power suits.

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Armani also has a lot of business ventures now. They have a lot of stores all around the world and they have a lot of sales.

2. Miuccia Prada

Net Worth: $11.1 Billion

She married Patrizio Bertelli and founded the fashion house Prada together in 1966. In 2007, Miuccia Prada’s net worth was $7.2 billion.

Prada is an Italian design brand of luxury fashion. Prada started to make women’s shoes in the early 1950s.

She got married to Patrizio. From there, she began acquiring other companies and turning the business into a fashion powerhouse.

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1. Satoshi Nakamoto

Net Worth: $19 Billion

Even though he’s not a computer software developer but the creator of Bitcoin and Ethereum, his net worth increases almost 200 billion dollars.

But in the wake of the recent arrest of a Nakamoto double – Craig S Wright, many are looking to the elusive founder of Bitcoin with renewed vigor.

He also lost his job and his home. It’s thought that this is what led him to create a digital currency.

But with money comes power; and Nakamoto has proven that power by amassing a $19 billion dollar fortune in a short period of time.

At this point, people are starting to take into consideration if buying from people they don’t know could be a problem, for example, if the person isn’t as trustworthy as others.

You’ll see what I mean once you’ve had the chance to try it for yourself.


And now, for the last in our series: The 25 Richest Fashion Designers in the World.

These people are truly talented and they do have incredible ability.

It’s safe to assume that we are all going to be billionaires in our lifetime.

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