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Miuccia Prada

CEO, Fashion Designer, Prada
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Net worth 2018: $3.21 Billion
Residence: Milan, Italy
Country: Italy
BirthDay: 10 May 1949
Sigh: Gemini
Children: 2
Education: Doctorate, University of Milan; Doctorate in Pedagogical Sciences, University of Milan
BIOGRAPHY

Miuccia Prada was bornon 10 May 1949 in Milan, Italy, Italy, is CEO, Fashion Designer, Prada. Miuccia Prada is #753 in List Billionaires People In The World. Miuccia Prada is the co-CEO and lead designer of the handbag and fashion empire Prada, in which she has a 28% stake. In 1977 Miuccia and her siblings Albert and Marina inherited the family fashion business, founded in 1913 by their grandfather. Miuccia met Patrizio Bertelli, who ran a luxury leather company, at a Milan trade show in 1977 and signed him on as a contractor. A year later, they were married and Bertelli joined the company, taking care of the business side of things while pushing Prada into new directions. He serves as co-CEO with Miuccia, and his stake in the company also makes him a billionaire. In 1986 Prada opened its first store in New York and expanded beyond high-end suitcases, handbags, and steamer trunks. A few years later, the company unveiled a ready-to-wear women's collection and a second brand, Miu Miu. Miuccia, who has a Ph.D in political science from the University of Milan, took the company public with Bertelli in Hong Kong in 2011.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2012

$6.8 Billion

2013

$12.4 Billion

2014

$11.1 Billion

2015

$4.1 Billion

2016

$2.3 Billion

2017

$3.2 Billion

2018

$3.21 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

As of September 2017, she has an estimated net worth of $2

2014

In 2014, the Prada company was investigated for tax evasion

2013

"On 2 December 2013, she was awarded the first International Designer of the Year at the 2013 British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum

2002

In 2002, Prada opened her own contemporary art gallery

1993

In 1993 she was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America International Award

1992

The Miu Miu line was introduced in 1992 as a less expensive womenswear line inspired by her personal wardrobe

1989

By 1989, she designed and introduced her first women’s ready-to-wear collection

1985

Prada's first successful handbag design was in 1985

1978

In 1978 she entered into her family’s business of manufacturing luxury leather bags, a company established by her grandfather in 1913

1949

Born Maria Bianchi on May 10, 1949 in Milan, Italy, she took the name Miuccia Prada in the 1980s, after being adopted by an aunt

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