March 20, 2012

Top 10 richest people in fashion

Forbes’ billionaire list places Bernard Arnault, the LVMH group owner, in the top of the richest people in the fashion industry. This is the second year Arnault occupies this position, with a net worth valued at an impressive $ 41 billion. Having this wealth, the LVMH mogulis also the richest men in Europe.

On the second place among the richest men in the fashion industry is the founder of Zara, Armancio Ortega (on the 5th place among the richest people in the world), with $ 37.5 billion. The other places are occupied by the following:


Photo: Bernard Arnault

3. Stefan Persson, owner of H & M – $ 26 billion

4. Francois Pinault, owner of PPR – a conglomerate of luxury brands among which Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent – $ 13 billion

5. Galen Weston and family, owner of Selfridges – $ 7.6 billion

6. Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, owner of Chanel – $ 7.5 billion

7. Giorgio Armani, Armani founder – $ 7.2 billion

8. Miuccia Prada, Prada holder – $ 6.8 billion

9. Philip and Christina Green, Top Shop owners, $ 4.2 billion

10. Patrizio Bertelli, Prada’s CEO – $ 3.7 billion