Born in Brussels, Belgium in December 1946. American fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg has an estimated net worth of $450 million as of 2015, according to Forbes. She is widely recognized for her body-hugging wrap dress and as the shareholder of fashion firm DVF, which is a world-famous luxury lifestyle brand available in more than 70 countries across the world and offering four complete collections annually. Following her graduation from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, Furstenberg started out as an assistant to fashion photographer’s agent in Paris. Later, she relocated to Italy to serve as an apprentice at textile manufacturer Angelo Ferretti’s factory where she began designing and producing her first silk jersey dresses. In 1976 she appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine after she enjoyed great success in wrap dress. Today, her company DVH generates revenue estimated at $500 million, with her designs having been worn by Michelle Obama, Madonna, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Furstenberg was ranked #31 on the 2015 America’s Self-Made Women as well as #75 on the Power Women List by Forbes. She was married to Egon von Fürstenberg from 1969 to 1972 and had two children; her current husband is Barry Diller.