Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, who has an estimated net worth of $8.1 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes. This rose to $8.6 billion as of October 2018. The armed force become fashion master was born on 11 July 1934 in Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Giorgio Armani founded luxury clothing company, Armani, in 1975; which is now the most successful designer with an annual earnings of $1.6 billion.
From the mouth of celebrities themselves, Giorgio Armani continues to leave fashion lovers breathless with his classic men’s fashion. Hailing from Italy, this billionaire originally planned on becoming a doctor but during a stint in the army he chose a different path altogether. At 90, the Italian designer has an array of fashion design lines that keep the fashion world wanting more.
Armani businesses now includes two luxury hotels, one in Milan and another in the tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Armani’s private company, Giorgio Armani S.p.A. continue making the fashion mogul’s richer every year. The company’s growth comes from Chinese and European market. He currently a yacht worth $50 million and over five houses in Italy and five abroad.
A keen sports man Giorgio Armani is the president of the Olimpia Milano basketball team and an Inter Milan fan. He designed suits for the England national football team twice and has been the suits designer for English club Chelsea since August 2007.