Born in New York City, New York in June 1949. American fashion designer Vera Wang has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2015, according to Forbes. She graduated from the Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in art history. She is widely recognized for creating the fashion label Vera Ellen Wang. After failing to make the US Olympics skating team, Wang decided to enter the fashion industry, initially serving as a senior fashion editor for Vogue in 1970. Later, she left Vogue for Ralph Lauren to be a design director, the position she held for two years. As a world-famous fashion designer, she has made wedding dresses for numerous celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Chelsea Clinton, and Ivanka Trump. Wang has also made skating costumes for the likes of Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek, and Nancy Kerrigan, with her fashion line selling in 21 flagship stores around the world. In 2015, she was ranked #34 on the America’s Self-Made Women by Forbes. Wang married Arthur Becker in 1989, the couple seperated in 2012; she has two adopted daughters.