Who is Tommy Hilfiger and what is his net worth 2018? Tommy Hilfiger is a global fashion icon and designer. He is best known for establishing the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, a lifestyle brand in 1985. Tommy Hilfiger is one of the most powerful names in the fashion industry, whose campaign has worked with some of the biggest celebrities and models in the world.
Thomas Jacob Hilfiger was born in 1951 on 24th March in a small town Elmira in New York to watchmaker Richard and an Irish nurse, Virginia. He is the second child, of the total of nine children. It is also believed that Hilfiger comes from the direct descent of famous poet Robert Burns. He was raised in a happy atmosphere in a Catholic, with compassion and good work ethic. His brother Andy Hilfiger is also a part of the entertainment industry who is also a designer, and also a musician. His other brother Billy Hilfiger is the guitarist of King Flus.
His parents wanted Tommy to get higher education and go for a more traditional career. He married his first wife in Susie Hilfiger in 1980 but divorced her in 2000. He married his second wife, Dee Ocleppo in 2008. He has a total of 5 children with both his wives.
Tommy Hilfiger developed a love for fashion from an early age, during a summer break in 1969, when he worked at a clothing store named Cape Cod. This inspired him of owning his own store for he saved $150 and founded ‘People’s Place’ in 1971. However, the company soon went bankrupt in 1977, when he was only 25.
Tommy founded Tommy Hilfiger Inc in 1984. His brand got its breakthrough in the early 2000s when big celebrities started wearing his label. And since he never looked back, slowly he started climbing the ladder of success. His collections are mostly inspired by music subcultures, which are often marketed by celebrities of the music industry.
He is also known for his writing a career who has written nine books till date, debuting with ‘All America’ in 1997. The fashion icon has done multiple cameos in Hollywood. He made his official debut in Hollywood in 2001 with ‘Zoolander’. He has also appeared reality TV shows and movies like ‘Zoolander 2’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Project Runway’, ‘Project Runway: All Stars’, ‘Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America’ and ‘The Cut’.
Tommy is popular for his charity work. He launched Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation in 1995, which works towards providing proper health, education and cultural supports to unprivileged kids in the society. In 2008 he created limited edition bags for BHI (Breast Health International), an organisation which strives towards finding a cure for breast cancer.
Tommy has been awarded some of the most prestigious awards in the fashion world. In 1995 he got Designer of the year by American Council of Fashion Designers. In 1998 GQ Magazine announced him as the Male Designer of the year. Apart from his work in Fashion, he has also been awarded for his philanthropic efforts in 2009 by UNESCO.
Hilfiger was honoured with Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award by American Council of Fashion Designers in 2012.
Net Worth of Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger has a net worth of over $270 million. His label alone helps him in making over $10 million dollars every year with its sale. He is also known for making limited edition lines, which are known for being more expensive than most states in Africa.
Tommy Hilfiger is a true fashion icon, who is being looked up by everyone in the fashion industry. Every model in the world aspires to walk the ramp or model for his label. He in himself is a fashion God, who has blessed the world with some of the most amazing fashion creations.