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Ranked: Here Are The 21 Wealthiest People In Fashion World, 2020

Bernard Arnault

Not surprisingly, with a net worth of roughly $88.6 billion, French businessman Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, is the wealthiest person in the fashion world, followed by Francoise Bettencourt Meyers ($66.9 billion), Amancio Ortega ($58.5 billion) and Francois Pinault ($43.5 billion). The 21 wealthiest people in the fashion world are worth a combined $523.68 billion, as of September 12, 2020.

Phil Knight is the 4th-richest person in the fashion world, with $40.4 billion. After running track at the University of Oregon, he created Nike shoes with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman.

Fashion’s richest billionaires: The CEOWORLD magazine has compiled a list of the wealthiest people in the fashion world, based on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Fashion is a $2.5 trillion global industry. So without further ado, here are the men and women who have made more money from the fashion industry than any other.

  1. Bernard Arnault
    Net worth: $88.6 billion
    Source: LVMH group, Louis Vuitton and Sephora
  2. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
    Net worth: $66.9 billion
    Source: L’Oreal
  3. Amancio Ortega
    Net worth: $58.5 billion
    Source: Inditex, Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear
  4. Francois Pinault
    Net worth: $43.5 billion
    Source: Kering, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Gucci
  5. Phil Knight
    Net worth: $40.4 billion
    Source: Nike
  6. Gerard Wertheimer
    Net worth: $32.8 billion
    Source: Chanel, the French luxury brand
  7. Alain Wertheimer
    Net worth: $32.7 billion
    Source: Chanel, the French luxury brand
  8. Tadashi Yanai
    Net worth: $32.5 billion
    Source: Tokyo-listed retail clothing empire Fast Retailing, Uniqlo
  9. Leonard Lauder
    Net worth: $23.3 billion
    Source: Estee Lauder
  10. Leonardo Del Veccho
    Net worth: $20.5 billion
    Source: luxury eyewear giant Luxottica, Ray-Ban and Oakley
  11. Stefan Persson
    Net worth: $16.9 billion
    Source: Hennes & Mauritz – H&M
  12. Ma Jianrong
    Net worth: $11.2 billion
    Source: Shenzhou International Group, a knitwear and textile manufacturer that supplies leading clothiers including Uniqlo and Adidas
  13. Heinrich Deichmann
    Net worth: $7.23 billion
    Source: International shoe manufacturer Deichmann
  14. Sandra Ortega Mera
    Net worth: $6.82 billion
    Source: Inditex, Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear
  15. Anders Holch Povlsen
    Net worth: $6.79 billion
    Danish fashion retailer Bestseller, Vero Moda, Only, and Jack & Jones
  16. Ralph Lauren
    Net worth: $6.57 billion
    Source: Ralph Lauren Corp
  17. Ding Shizhong
    Net worth: $6.14 billion
    Source: Anta Sports Products, a manufacturer of sport shoes and athletic apparel
  18. Giorgio Armani
    Net worth: $6.25 billion
    Source: Armani high-end menswear
  19. Ding Shijia
    Net worth: $5.97 billion
    Source: Deputy chairman of Anta Sports Products, a manufacturer of sport shoes and athletic apparel
  20. Chip Wilson
    Net worth: $5.41 billion
    Source: Lululemon Athletica
  21. Laurence Graff
    Net worth: $4.70 billion
    Source: Graff Diamonds

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Sophie Ireland

Sophie Ireland

Contributors Editor
Sophie Ireland is the Contributors Editor at for CEOWORLD magazine, where she covers hiring trends, money, the future of work, and lists and rankings, and all things related to professional success for readers. She has ten years of experience in research, spanning market research, data analytics, macroeconomics, and financial services. She can be reached on email sophie-ireland@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.