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Jimmy Choo

Fashion designer
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: George Town
Country: Malaysian
BirthDay: 15 November 1948
Education: London College of Fashion

Jimmy Choo was bornon 15 November 1948 in George Town, Malaysian, is Fashion designer. Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian born fashion designer whose handmade shoe designs earned him fame and success early in his career. Born into a family of shoemakers, Choo got his start in fashion design early and worked with shoes throughout his schooling and formative years. Shortly after his graduation from a London technical college he was designing, hand crafting and selling his own shoes and gaining international attention with his unique and detailed work. Many celebrity customers in his early career, including the glamorous Princess Diana of Wales, helped transform his growing popularity into worldwide notoriety. After the success of his handmade shoes made him a household name in the fashion industry, he worked together with an editor of British 'Vogue' magazine to cofound his own company, ‘Jimmy Choo Ltd’, which became a major worldwide fashion label, within a few short years. He sold his controlling stake in the company, but still remains involved in the design work for the haute couture section of the business, leaving the running of the successful ready to wear and accessory lines to his business partner Tamara Mellon of 'Vogue'. Today Choo's name remains synonymous with high fashion and self-made success, especially in his native country of Malaysia


$50 Million


After selling his 50% stake in ‘Jimmy Choo Ltd’ for £10 million in 2001, Choo focused his work almost entirely on the exclusive ‘Jimmy Choo Couture’ line produced under that label, even though the company remains under the control of Mellon


In 1996, despite his huge popularity, Choo was still running a fairly small and personal operation that only produced about 20 hand-made pairs of shoes a week


Choo's original design style and hard work paid off in 1988, when he was featured in an eight page spread in 'Vogue' magazine


Following his graduation, Choo opened his first shop in 1986 and ran his business out of an old hospital building that he rented in Hackney


He then went to university in Britain and graduated in 1983 from ‘Cordwainers Technical College’ in Hackney, which is now part of the ‘London College of Fashion’


He handmade his first shoe at the age of 11, in 1959, under his father's expert guidance

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