Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer and a former figure skater based in New York who is best known for her famous bridal collections and evening gowns that are mostly seen on red carpets. Now let’s have a close look at Vera Wang’s net worth in 2018.
Vera Wang Early Life
Vera Ellen Wang was born on June 27, 1949, in New York City, New York, United States. Wang is of Chinese descent. She was born to Florence Wu, a former translator at the United States and Cheng Ching Wang, a medicine company owner. She has a younger called Kenneth.
She attended the Chaplin School, she graduated in 1967. She later attended the University of Paris. She also attended the Sarah Lawrence College where graduated with a degree in Art History. She began figure skating when she was eight years old.
She competed in the 1968 U.S Figure Skating Championships. She married Arthur Becker in 1989. The couple adopted two children, Cecilia and Josephine. The couple separated in July 2012. Wang loves sports.
Vera Wang Career
Vera Wang was hired to be an editor for Vogues right after she graduated from school. She was the youngest Vogues editor at that time. Wang worked at Vogues for 17 years. She next worked for Ralph Lawrence. She worked there for two years and then she resigned to start her own clothing design company.
Vera Wang’s wedding gowns are very popular and have been won by top celebrities. She has made wedding gowns for celebrities including Hilary Duff, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Campbell Brown, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Ivanka Trump, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
She has also designed evening dresses for popular figures. Her evening dress has been won by Michelle Obama. She has also designed Michelle Kwan and Nancy Kerrigan. Her dresses have also been won by many other public figures for award ceremonies and shows including the Emmys.
Vera Wang opened her own design salon in 1990. She has also opened bridal boutiques in New York, Tokyo, London, and Sydney. She also deals in fragrance, shoes, jewelry and homeware collections. She launched the Vera Wang China and Crystal Collections in 2002. This was followed by the clothing line called “Simply Vera.” “Simply Vera” is a collection that is much more affordable and is sold exclusively by Kohls.
She launched “White by Vera Wang” on February 11, 2011, at David’s Bridals. These collections are more affordable and range between $600 to $1,400. She expanded in Australia by launching “The Vera Wang Bride Sydney” in June 2012. She also opened her first store “Vera Wang Bride Korea” in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea.
She has also written a book titled “Vera Wang on Weddings.” Her book has become an important guide to high society weddings. It was released in 2001. She has also appeared in movies, “First Daughter.” Wang has also appeared on several TV shows.
Awards & Achievements
Vera won the Glamour Woman of the Year in 2002. In 2005, she was also named the Council of Fashion Designers Association (CDFA) women’s wear Designer of the Year in 2005. In 2013, Wang was awarded the CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
Net Worth of Vera Wang
Vera Wang has an estimated net worth of $670 million. Her collections are won by high profile celebrities. Even though some of them are affordable, some collections are highly priced. Her deals with David’s Bridal and Kohl play her a huge part in her growing wealth. Her clothing line, fragrance, and homeware are the source of her huge wealth.
Vera Wang’s collections are sold in over 55 upscale retail shops all over the world. Vera is very popular both in the fashion industry and the entertainment industry. The list of high profile who have won her designs is endless. The list includes Halle Berry and Meg Ryan. Vera designed her own wedding gown.
Now, the name Vera Wang is mentioned when the high end and unique designed clothes especially wedding dresses are mentioned. Vera has made an empire through cloth designs. Over the years, Vera has honed her skills to design more sophisticated gowns that can only be found in Vera Wang sale shops.