Tommy Hilfiger can be termed as an American fashion designer who has an estimated net worth of $425 million. He is recognized for creating the lifestyle brand known as Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985. He also commenced his career by being co-opted in the chain of and record stores in Upstate New York in 1970.
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Biography & Wiki
Tommy Hilfiger found himself in this world in 1957 on 2nd March as Thomas Hilfiger. He is the son of Richard and Virginia. His birthplace is Elmira, New York. He was the second child of his family which was composed of nine children. His parents were of the Catholic faith in religion. His parents were of working class as his father was making watches while his mother was a nurse.
Hilfiger went to Elmira Free Academy High School. In 1970 Thomas graduated from high school. For some time Thomas went to GST BOCES Bush campus in Elmira.
In 1976 Susan Cirona was lucky to have Thomas as her boyfriend who was then working at the People’s Place in Ithaca for they got married in 1980. The two were blessed with four children.
His daughter Ally was featured in the MTV reality series Rich Girls in 2003. Thomas also has a son known as Richard who is a musician by career.
The union of Hilfiger and Susan Cirona broke in 2000 giving way to another togetherness of Hilfiger and his then second wife Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger and got a son in 2009.
In 1969 Thomas worked in a clothing store on Cape Cod during summer. From there, Hilfiger went to the option of exploiting his life saving amounting to $150 to put in place a clothing store with two friends. They located their business of the first Arena where other businesses like a hair salon, a record shop among were stationed. They got their supply from New York City. In the shop clothing like bellbottoms, peasant blouses and leather jackets were being sold there.
Their supplies did not impress Hilfiger, and this made him decide to develop his designs He succeeded so well although Thomas had pursued well in his business, after seven years, when his one store went bankrupt in 1977. That is when Hilfiger found a place for commerce and business aspect in fashion design industry.
He moved to New York and established a company by name Tommy Hill in 1979 and compiled a design learn at the age of only 28 years. Here he worked for Jordache Jeans. This company grew beyond expectations of many helped by going to and fro in India to study more about his business. He is the founder of the company by name 20th-century survival and clicks point in favor of designing clothes for women.
Achievements & Awards
In 1995 council of America noticed as a menswear designer of the year.
Two years later he was in Fifi awards as the Men’s Fragrance of the year-luxe for fragrance’’ Tommy’’ 1998 Thomas school of design awarded Hilfiger for the designer of the year award.
In the same year, CQ Magazine put Thomas in the designer of the year for ‘’men of the year issue’’.
Fifi awards in 2000 competitions Hilfiger was there for best marketing innovation of the year in American running series. In 2006 GQ Germany held international Designer of the year where Thomas participated and won.
Net Worth of Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger has an estimated net worth of over $425 million as of 2017. He makes his earnings as a fashion designer. Initially, Hilfiger owned a store by the name The People’s Place. He later started a new one by the name Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. The enterprise has welcomed ten product lines among them three fragrances.
He managed to sell Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 2006 at $1.6 billion to Apax Partners which is a private investment company.
Tommy Hilfiger is a successful fashion designer. With the help of Murjani Group, he founded Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in the year 1984. Before then he had a store by the name The People’s Place which had closed.
In addition to that, Hilfiger is a businessman as well as a designer. He has achieved a lot of awards too over the years for his terrific designs.