Thomas Meyer was born in Barcelona, Spain, Switzerland. Thomas Meyer is #1576 in List Billionaires People In The World. Swiss born Thomas Meyer is CEO of Spanish retailer Desigual, which has more than 500 stores around the globe. He started the brand at age 25 in 1984 with a denim jacket created from a patchwork of worn blue jeans that he designed. The first store opened in Ibiza in 1986. Meyer sold a 10% stake in his company to French investment firm Eurazeo for nearly $400 million in 2014, but took over as CEO in 2015 on the heels of tepid sales.