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These Are The Richest Fashion Designers in the World. Most Of Us Can't Afford Their Clothes

Fashion is a dynamic industry and offers lucrative earning opportunity to those who are willing to work hard. Not everyone is as famous and as rich in the fashion world as those below. The following is a list of ten richest fashion designers; who have been the most successful, earn in billions.

10. Sara Blakely

When she was 29 years old, Blakely sold fax machines from door to door. She didn't however like the pantyhose that she was wearing so she redesigned it. From there began her journey to become one of the most successful designers. Her net worth is $1 billion.

9. Tory Burch

She was born into a wealthy family and studied in New York. Started her own fashion brand after working with Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang. She is now a billionaire and was named 79th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. A lot of hard work and quality make her such a success.

8. Michael Kors

Michael Kors is one of the few successful designers in the world with his net worth standing at $1 billion. He began selling dresses at the age of ten and got enrolled in fashion school at 18. Despite bankruptcy he bounced back and is now a multi-millionaire.

7. Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder was the heir to the famous Estee Lauder founded by her grandparents. Her worth is 1.3 billion Dollars. Aerin launched her own brand called Aerin. It carries perfumes, jewelry, accessories, clothing and makeup. She is also the company's style and image director.

6. Domenico Dolce

Dolce is the second half of the Dolce and Gabbana partnership. He was also a fashion school dropout and met his designer partner in Milan, Italy. Due to his extremely lucrative company, Dolce's net worth stands at $1.6 billion today.

5. Stefano Gabbana

Many owe their success to the partnership with Madonna, who at that time was extremely popular. Their flamboyant designs have been described as captivating and carry the touch of the previous decade.

4. Renzo Rosso

Dieterich Rosso was born in Italy and is worth $3.1 billion. His jeans brand Diesel got the title of alternative jeans for being born in the same era as the 1970s oil crises. Today he owns a number of high-end brands including Only the Brave and Marni.

3. Miuccia Prada

She is the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada and took over the company in 1978 from where she took the company to unprecedented success. Miuccia Prada has also launched her own brand called Miu Miu which caters to the needs of those looking for avant-garde of fashion. Her net worth is $4.2 billion.

2. Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren was born in Bronx, New York and started his career as a salesman. He dreamt of becoming a millionaire since young age and it seems like with $6.9 billion, his dreams have been fulfilled. Neiman Marcus was his first major client.

1. Giorgio Armani

The world's richest designer according to our research is Giorgio Armani. Founded in 1975, the Italian label is a global powerhouse, whose owner was initially a medical student. He started out as a window dresser and then a sales person before starting his own label.

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