Top 10 Richest Male Fashion Designers in the World 2016

Although it often seems female models dominate the majority of catwalks worldwide, some of the leading fashion designers behind these models’ stunning getup are men. Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, some of the most successful male fashion designers boast careers spanning several decades. The incredible success these male designers have experienced throughout their long careers has established their extensive understanding of fashion.

Male fashion designers have done it all- clothing for men and women, bags, shoes, accessories, jewellery, even onesies for babies. They’ve got everything covered. Fashion is a word that, for many, is synonymous with ‘female’. However, some of the most creative minds in fashion belong to men, and our list will show you just how lucrative this industry is for the 10 Richest Male Fashion Designers in the world.

Top 10 Richest Male Fashion Designers in the World 2016

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Giorgio Armani :-

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. Taking the top spot on our list is Giorgio Armani, a self-made university drop-out who built a fashion empire using his own raw talent. Born to a poor family in Milan, Armani’s interest in fashion began at a young age, working in department stores and for other designers. Encouraged by his friend (and future business partner) Sergio Galeotti, Armani began to design independently and within a few short years his designs were making profits throughout Europe.

  • Net Worth :- $8.5 Billion
  • Born: July 11, 1934 (age 79), Piacenza, Italy
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Height: 1.72 m
  • Awards: CFDA International Award, Bambi Kreativität, David di Donatello Golden Plate Award
  • Movies: Valentino: The Last Emperor, My Voyage to Italy, Made in Milan
  • Siblings: Rosanna Armani, Sergio Armani

Ralph Lauren :-

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive, best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand, and a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise. The life of Ralph Lauren, born Ralph Rueben Lifshitz in The Bronx, New York, is perhaps one of the greatest examples of The American Dream. Lauren took a risk: taking out a $50,000 loan, he started out his Polo brand by selling men’s neckties. Experiencing rapid success, Lauren launched a line of suits, followed by a line of polo shirts that would define the Ralph Lauren image forever. Now, Ralph Lauren is a global success, with a vast clothing and accessories range as well as a Ralph Lauren Home range.

  • Net worth :- $7.7 Billion
  • Born: October 14, 1939 (age 74), The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
  • Full name: Ralph Lifshitz
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Ricky Anne Loew-Beer (m. 1964)
  • Children: Dylan Lauren, David Lauren, Andrew Lauren
  • Awards: Coty Awards

Renzo Rosso :-

Renzo Rosso

Renzo Rosso (born 15 September 1955 Brugine, Padova, North East Italy) is an Italian fashion entrepreneur. Referred to as the “Jeans Genius”by Suzy Menkes, he is the President of OTB, the holding group of Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel & Staff International (manufacturer and distributor of DSquared², Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, and Marc Jacobs Men)and the founder of the holding group’s not-for-profit organization, the Only The Brave Foundation. Rosso is also the President of the Red Circle investment group; the Diesel Farm in Marostica, Veneto; the Pelican hotel in Miami; and Bassano Virtus 55 S.T., the professional soccer club of his hometown Bassano del Grappa, Veneto.

  • Net Worth :- $3 Billion
  • Born: September 15, 1955 (age 58), Brugine, Italy
  • Education: University of Venice

Stefano Gabbana :-

Stefano Gabbana

Stefano Gabbana makes up the second half of one of the most successful business partnerships in history, Dolce and Gabbana. Gabbana was originally a graphic designer whose life changed when he met Domenico Dolce. Originally a romantic couple, the pair split in 2005 but remained business partners, controlling a fashion empire that has become one of the most recognised designer labels in the world. Stefano, along with Domenico, was declared a billionaire by Forbes in 2013, reflecting the extraordinary success of the brand. In 2012 the company debuted a couture line. The design duo has been in and out of court of late, charged by the Italian government with allegedly evading millions in corporate taxes by moving assets to Luxembourg.

  • Net Worth :- $2 Billion
  • Age : 51
  • Source Of Wealth : Dolce & Gabbana, Self Made
  • Residence : Milan, Italy
  • Citizenship : Italy
  • Marital Status : Single
  • Education : Bachelor of Arts / Science, Istituto Superiore di Industrie Artistiche

Domenico Dolce :-

Domenico Dolce

Domenico Dolce makes up one half of what is perhaps one of the most well-known fashion collaborations in history, Dolce & Gabbana. Dolce’s parents owned a clothing factory, which provided him with the basic yet essential training he needed to understand how exactly clothes were designed and created. Dolce met Stefano Gabbana soon after he finished his studies, and the two of them began what was to become one of the biggest fashion empires in the world. In 2012 they debuted a couture line. The design duo has been in and out of court of late, charged by the Italian government with allegedly evading millions in corporate taxes by moving assets to Luxembourg. The trial is ongoing.

  • Net Worth :- $2 Billion
  • Age : 55
  • Source Of Wealth : Dolce & Gabbana, Self Made
  • Residence : Milan, Italy
  • Citizenship : Italy
  • Marital Status : Single

Valentino Garavani :-

Valentino Garavani

Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, best known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company. His main lines include Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and R.E.D. Valentino.Valentino Garavani is one of the most cherished fashion designers in the world. Although he’s been retired since 2008, Valentino’s body of work throughout the 20th century makes him one of the most important figures in the history of fashion. Valentino’s designs are well known worldwide, particularly his signature red dresses. Throughout his career, Valentino built up a clientele of highly successful socialites and movie stars like Audrey Hepburn, which allowed his designs to achieve international recognition.

  • Net Worth :- $1.5 Billion
  • Born: May 11, 1932 (age 81), Voghera, Italy
  • Full name: Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Education: Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
  • Movies:  The Last Emperor

Michael Kors :-

Michael Kors

Michael Kors is a fashion designer based in New York City. He is best known for designing classic American sportswear for women. He is Honorary Chairman and Chief Creative Officer for Michael Kors Holdings Limited.Michael Kors hails from Long Island, New York. Kors started his career at a young age, working as a child model, but soon shifted his focus towards fashion and design. After enrolling and then promptly dropping out of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Kors pursued independent work as a designer.

  • Net Worth :- $1 Billion
  • Born: August 9, 1959 (age 54), Long Island, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Lance LePere (m. 2011)
  • Education: Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Awards: CFDA International Award
  • Parents: Karl Anderson, Joan Hamburger

Pierre Cardin :-

Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin,  is an Italian-born French fashion designer who was born on 2 July 1922, at San Biagio di Callalta near Treviso. Cardin was known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs.Pierre Cardin is not only one of the richest, but also one of the oldest fashion designers alive today. Cardin became actively involved with the fashion industry from a young age, working in numerous fashion houses. After working with major design house Dior, Cardin began work on creating his own company – which became enormously successful.

  • Net Worth :- $723 Million
  • Born: July 2, 1922 (age 91), San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
  • Nationality: French
  • Movies: Joanna Francesa

Calvin Klein :-

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Inc. is an upscale fashion house founded by American fashion designer Calvin Klein. The company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and is currently owned by Phillips-Van Heusen. Calvin Klein is a household name, a name now synonymous with classic American fashion. Klein was raised in the Bronx, New York. Having always shown an interest in fashion and design, he became the apprentice of a suit manufacturer at the age of 20, opening his own business just a few years later.

  • Net Worth :- $700 Million
  • Founder: Calvin Klein
  • Founded: 1968
  • CEO: Paul Thomas Murry III

Roberto Cavalli :-

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from Florence. He is known for exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans. He is the father of fashion designer Daniele Cavalli.Roberto Cavalli hails from Florence, Italy. He’s well known for being the mastermind behind sand-blasted jeans, which remains one of the most popular styles in the denim industry today. Cavalli runs a hugely successful label which produces clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women. He even runs a separate label, Just Cavalli, designed for teenagers.

  • Net Worth :- $500 Million
  • Born: November 15, 1940 (age 73), Florence, Italy
  • Parents: Giorgio Cavalli
  • Children: Robin Cavalli, Daniele Cavalli, Rachele Cavalli, Christiana Cavalli, Tommaso Cavalli
  • Spouse: Eva Maria Düringer (m. 1980), Silvanella Giannoni
  • Movies: Virgin Territory

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