The FashionUnited List of Richest people in Fashion is a list of the world’s richest people who have earned their wealth and assets in fashion. Estimated in US dollars, their capital varies from 1 billion up to 71.3 billion.

Name | Company | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | ||
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1 | Amancio Ortega | Inditex | $64.50 b | $73.40 b | $71.30 b | |

2 | Bernard Arnault | LVMH | $37.20 b | $33.90 b | $41.50 b | |

3 | The Brenninkmeijer family | C&A | $34.00 b | $25.00 b | $30.00 b | |

4 | Betrand Puech & family | Hermès International | $27.00 b | $27.40 b | $28.60 b | |

5 | Phil Knight | Nike | $24.40 b | $23.50 b | $26.20 b | |

6 | Alain & Gerard Wertheimer & family | Chanel | $18.50 b | $18.75 b | $23.60 b | |

7 | Stefan Persson | Hennes & Mauritz | $24.50 b | $20.90 b | $19.60 b | |

8 | Leonardo Del Vecchio | Luxottica | $20.40 b | $18.30 b | $17.90 b | |

9 | Michael Otto & family | Otto Group | $18.10 b | $17.50 b | $17.90 b | |

10 | Tadashi Yanai & family | Fast Retailing, Uniqlo | $21.10 b | $14.40 b | $17.40 b | |

11 | Francois Pinault & family | Kering | $14.90 b | $12.20 b | $15.70 b | |

12 | Galen Weston & family | Selfridges Group | $9.60 b | $10.50 b | $9.50 b | |

13 | Leonard Lauder | Estée Lauder | $8.40 b | $9.50 b | $8.90 b | |

14 | Heinrich Deichmann | Deichmann-Schuhe GmbH | $4.60 b | $6.00 b | $7.70 b | |

15 | Sandra Ortega Mera | Inditex | $6.30 b | $6.40 b | $6.70 b | |

16 | Giorgio Armani | Armani | $7.60 b | $6.30 b | $6.60 b | |

17 | Leslie Wexner | Limited Brands | $7.70 b | $6.70 b | $6.40 b | |

18 | The family Holch Povlsen | Bestseller | $5.30 b | $4.00 b | $6.30 b | |

19 | Johann Rupert & family | Compagnie Financiere Richemont | $7.40 b | $5.50 b | $6.10 b | |

20 | Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay | Shop Direct | $5.20 b | $5.40 b | $5.90 b | |

21 | Ralph Lauren | Ralph Lauren | $6.20 b | $5.70 b | $5.50 b | |

22 | Philip & Cristina Green | Arcadia Group, Topshop | $5.10 b | $6.10 b | $4.80 b | |

23 | Jim Davis & family | New Balance | $3.60 b | $4.70 b | $4.70 b | |

24 | Micky Jagtiani | Landmark International | $5.20 b | $5.30 b | $4.50 b | |

25 | Milliken family | Milliken & Co. | unknown | $4.40 b | $4.40 b | |

26 | Michel Leclercq & family | Decathlon | $2.60 b | $3.60 b | $4.20 b | |

27 | Ma Jianrong & family | Shenzhou International Group | $2.80 b | $3.30 b | $4.10 b | |

28 | The Reimann family | JAB Holding Company | $4.00 b | $4.60 b | $4.00 b | |

29 | James Jannard | Oakley | $3.70 b | $4.40 b | $4.00 b | |

30 | Roger Wang | Golden Eagle Retail Group | $3.20 b | $3.10 b | $3.70 b | |

31 | Zhou Jianping | Heilan Home, apparel manufacturing | $4.80 b | $4.20 b | $3.60 b | |

32 | Masahiro Miki | ABC Mart | $3.30 b | $3.90 b | $3.60 b | |

33 | Qiu Guanghe & family | Zhejiang Semir Garment | $3.80 b | $3.80 b | $3.30 b | |

34 | Miguel Fluxá Rosselló | Camper | $1.10 b | $1.15 b | $3.30 b | |

35 | Lottie Tham | Hennes & Mauritz | $4.30 b | $3.60 b | $3.20 b | |

36 | Ronald Lauder | Estée Lauder | $3.90 b | $3.50 b | $3.20 b | |

37 | Miuccia Prada | Prada | $4.10 b | $2.70 b | $3.10 b | |

38 | Patrizio Bertelli | Prada | $4.10 b | $2.70 b | $3.10 b | |

39 | Guerlain family | Christian Dior | $3.80 b | $3.90 b | $3.00 b | |

40 | Renzo Rosso | Diesel | $3.20 b | $3.40 b | $3.00 b | |

41 | Ginette Moulin & family | Galeries Lafayette | $2.80 b | $2.85 b | $3.00 b | |

42 | Jacky Xu | Trendy Global | $1.20 b | $1.10 b | $3.00 b | |

43 | Herbert Hainer | Adidas | $2.10 b | $2.90 b | $2.90 b | |

44 | Benetton family | Benetton | $2.90 b | $2.90 b | $2.90 b | |

45 | Jin Sook & Do Won Chang | Forever 21 | $5.90 b | $4.00 b | $2.80 b | |

46 | Heidi Horten | Horten (Galeria Kaufhof) | $2.70 b | $2.80 b | $2.80 b | |

47 | Harro Uwe Cloppenburg and family | Peek & Cloppenburg | $2.90 b | $2.85 b | $2.75 b | |

48 | Silas Chou | Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors | $2.50 b | $2.70 b | $2.70 b | |

49 | Michael Ashley | JD Sports | $4.90 b | $3.50 b | $2.60 b | |

50 | Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak | Ecco | $2.70 b | $2.70 b | $2.60 b | |

51 | Lawrence Stroll | Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors | $2.40 b | $2.40 b | $2.60 b | |

52 | Doris Fisher | Gap | $3.20 b | $2.50 b | $2.50 b | |

53 | Nicolas Puech | Hermès International | $2.00 b | $2.40 b | $2.50 b | |

54 | Shen Guojun | Intime Department Store | $2.10 b | $2.30 b | $2.40 b | |

55 | Tang Yiu & family | Belle International | $3.10 b | $2.20 b | $2.40 b | |

56 | Chip Wilson | Lululemon, Kit and Ace | $2.20 b | $2.30 b | $2.30 b | |

57 | Bernard Lewis & family | River Island | $2.00 b | $1.80 b | $2.30 b | |

58 | Isak Andic & family | Mango | $4.80 b | $3.60 b | $2.20 b | |

59 | John Fisher | Gap | $2.90 b | $2.00 b | $2.20 b | |

60 | Karl-Johan & Thomas Persson | Hennes & Mauritz | $3.00 b | $2.40 b | $2.10 b | |

61 | Zhou Chengjian | Metersbonwe Group | $1.65 b | $1.90 b | $2.10 b | |

62 | Christina Ong & family | Club 21 | $1.75 b | $1.80 b | $2.10 b | |

63 | Ding Shizhong & family | Anta Sports | $1.35 b | $1.75 b | $2.10 b | |

64 | Gilles Hennessy & family Hennessy, Moët & Chandon | LVMH | $2.35 b | $2.40 b | $2.09 b | |

65 | Michael Ying | Esprit | $2.80 b | $2.40 b | $2.00 b | |

66 | Juan Abello Gallo | Pepe Jeans | unknown | $2.00 b | $2.00 b | |

67 | Kevin Plank | Under Armour | $3.10 b | $1.85 b | $2.00 b | |

68 | Horst Wortmann | Wortmann-Group | $1.30 b | $1.25 b | $2.00 b | |

69 | Stephen Rubin | Pentland Group | $3.00 b | $2.00 b | $1.90 b | |

70 | Bernd Freier | S.Oliver | $2.30 b | $2.50 b | $1.80 b | |

71 | Mohamed Al Fayed | Harrod’s, Cocosa | $2.00 b | $1.95 b | $1.80 b | |

72 | Michel Chalhoub & family | Chalhoub Group | $2.20 b | $1.95 b | $1.80 b | |

73 | Manuel Jove Capellan | Caramelo | $2.00 b | $1.90 b | $1.80 b | |

74 | Esther Grether & family | Swatch | $2.10 b | $1.75 b | $1.80 b | |

75 | Aras Agalarov | Retail business | $1.90 b | $1.30 b | $1.70 b | |

76 | John Hargreaves | Matalan | $1.10 b | $1.45 b | $1.68 b | |

77 | Mario Moretti Polegato | Geox | $1.85 b | $1.90 b | $1.60 b | |

78 | Diego Della Valle | Tod’s Group, Saks | $1.75 b | $1.50 b | $1.60 b | |

79 | William Fung | Li & Fung Group, sourcing | $2.20 b | $1.50 b | $1.50 b | |

80 | Marcel Boekhoorn | McGregor, Suitsupply | $1.45 b | $1.45 b | $1.50 b | |

81 | William & Robert Fisher | Gap | $2.00 b | $1.20 b | $1.50 b | |

82 | Lord Alliance & family | N Brown | $1.00 b | $945.00 m | $1.50 b | |

83 | Victor Fung | Li & Fung Group, sourcing | $2.20 b | $1.45 b | $1.40 b | |

84 | Nobutoshi Shimamura & family | Shimamura | $1.05 b | $1.40 b | $1.40 b | |

85 | Friedrich Knapp | New Yorker | $1.90 b | $1.20 b | $1.40 b | |

86 | Alberto & Marina Prada | Prada | $1.80 b | $1.15 b | $1.40 b | |

87 | Remo Ruffini | Moncler | $1.15 b | $1.10 b | $1.40 b | |

88 | Sidney Kimmel | Jones Group | $1.30 b | $1.30 b | $1.30 b | |

89 | Paolo Bulgari & family | Bulgari, LVMH | $1.35 b | $1.30 b | $1.30 b | |

90 | Lee Myung-Hee | Shinsegae International | $1.40 b | $1.20 b | $1.30 b | |

91 | Nevaldo Rocha & family | Guararapes Confeccoes | $1.40 b | $1.00 b | $1.30 b | |

92 | Pier Luigi Loro Piana | Loro Piana | $1.35 b | $1.40 b | $1.30 b | |

93 | Christopher Descours and family | Kookaï, Naf-Naf | $1.50 b | $1.15 b | $1.24 b | |

94 | Philippe Cassegrain & family | Longchamp | $1.10 b | $1.15 b | $1.24 b | |

95 | Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana | Dolce & Gabbana | $1.65 b | $1.40 b | $1.20 b | |

96 | Richard Hayne | Urban Outfitters | $1.55 b | $1.30 b | $1.20 b | |

97 | Solomon Lew | Just Group | $1.00 b | $1.10 b | $1.20 b | |

98 | Sefik Yilmaz Dizdar | LC Waikiki | unknown | $1.20 b | $1.20 b | |

99 | Li Rucheng & Family | Youngor Group | $1.11 b | $1.21 b | $1.20 b | |

100 | Edward Stack | Dick’s Sporting Goods | $1.50 b | unknown | $1.20 b | |

101 | Thomas Meyer | Desigual | $2.50 b | $1.95 b | $1.10 b | |

102 | Andrea Della Valle | Tod’s Group, Saks | $1.30 b | $1.10 b | $1.10 b | |

103 | Gao Dekang & family | Bosideng | $1.25 b | $1.05 b | $1.10 b | |

104 | Sara Blakely | Spanx | $1.15 b | $1.00 b | $1.10 b | |

105 | Philip Day | Edinburgh Woollen Mill | $1.15 b | $1.10 b | $1.00 b | |

106 | Huang Maoru & family | Maoye International | $990.00 m | $990.00 m | $1.00 b | |

107 | Aldo Bensadoun | Aldo, Shoes | $1.70 b | $1.10 b | $1.00 b | |

108 | Yvon Chouinard | Patagonia | unknown | unknown | $1.00 b | |

109 | Paul Fireman | Reebok | $1.00 b | $1.00 b | $1.00 b | |

110 | Brunello Cucinelli | Brunello Cucinelli | $1.05 b | $1.00 b | $1.00 b |

**Source:** Berlingske Nyhedsmagasin, Challenges, el Mundo, Forbes, Manager Magazin, Quote, The Sunday Times, Veckans Affäre

The List of Richest People in Fashion by FashionUnited is a summary of richest people in fashion collected from various sources, varying from Forbes, Sunday Times, Quote magazine, Therichest.org and many more.

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