Vera Wang Career and Net Worth
Vera Wang Career and Net Worth, How much is the Vera Wang company worth?
Vera Wang is an American fashion designer and former figure skater. She has about $650 million in net worth as of this writing. Wang is famous for her wedding gown designs, worn by dozens of celebrities such as Chelsea Clinton, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Garner, Holly HUnter and Alicia Keys. Wang is also into, houseware, shoe, fragrance, eyewear as well as jewelry collections.
Vera Wang Early Life
Wang was born on June 27, 1949. Her parents are Florence Wu and Cheng Ching Wang. Wang’s parents moved to the United States from China in the 1940s. Her mother was a translator for the United Nations and her father owned a medicine company. Wang has a younger brother names Kenneth.
She started figure-skating at the age of 8 and within a short period reached a high-level. She did both independent and pair-skating. Wang took part in the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships with the view to making the U.S. Olympic team.
Her dream albeit remained a dream, she continues skating today and has designed several figure skating costumes. Wang attended Friends Seminary before she was later sent to the Chapin School (an all-girls academy). She graduated high school in 1967.
After, Wang enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College where she studied history. Wang studied at the University of Paris and graduated with a bachelor’s in 1971.
Vera Wang Career
She was hired after graduation to work as an editor at Vogue becoming the youngest editor in the annals of the Magazine’s history. After 17 years with Vogue, she left to work with Ralph Lauren in 1987.
Her passion to create her own designs caused her to open her own boutique inside the Carlyle Hotel in New York City which displayed her bridal gowns. Wang’s boutiques have grown in leaps and bounds since then expanding her tentacles to London, Tokyo and Sydney.
She extended her product lines in 2002 to include designs for the home, setting the grounds for The Vera Wang China and Crystal Collection. Her retail brand was called Simple Vera in concert with the Kohl’s with the quest to making her designs available to the public at affordable prices.
In partnership with David’s Bridal in 2011, she launched “White by Vera Wang” in 2011. White by Vera Wang offers wedding and bridesmaids gowns. After cementing herself as a prominent wedding dress designer, she received several requests for a number of reputable figures commissioning custom gowns for their big day. How much is the Vera Wang company worth? Her company is worth $650 million.
Wang has designed wedding dresses for Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys, Mariah Karey, Ivanka Trump, Hilary Duff, Victoria Beckham, Khloe and Kim Kardashian and several others. Wang has premiered several of her evening wear at New York Fashion week. Her designs have been worn by individuals such as Michele Obama, Viola Davis as well as Sofia Vergara.
Vera Wang Personal Life
Wang got married to Arthur Becker in June 1989. The wedding was interfaith based incorporating elements of both the Baptist and Jewish faiths. The couple adopted two daughters, Cecilia Sloane and Josephine Heloise.
The couple announced their separation in July 2012. Her family was across the street from where she grew up as a child in Manhattan. Wang bought the family’s former home and gave it a facelift over a nine-year period. Wang now lives there as well as Paris and California.