Karl Kani whose original name is Carl Williams is a famous American fashion designer who is the CEO and founder of Karl Kani hip-hop brand. He has been able to gain huge recognition in the fashion world. He is a person who would be remembered by people for his work in the fashion world, and he is an inspiration for many young entrepreneurs and fashion students. If you want to know more about life, career and net worth of Karl Kani in 2019, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 23rd May in the year 1968 in Costa Rica. He is the son of Costa Rican mother while his father was Panamanian. He migrated to the US with his family in the later 1960s. Nothing much has been revealed about it earlier life as he hasn’t been open about it. There is no information about his school and high school life, but he started designing clothes when he was just sixteen years old.
In early age, he decided that he would combine his fashion and hip-hop music passion together. He had a rough beginning in the fashion world, but he did it finally, and now he is ranked as one of the richest persons in the fashion world.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When he was 16, he started designing his clothes when he learned the important handicraft work with his father in his company. He didn’t study design and tailoring, but he had unique concepts with which he became a famous designer. He got inspired with, The today show and worked with the mainstream color selection and he was the one who modified the baggy pants in the street fashion. In the year 1994, he had $500 thousand of profit which he used to start, Karl Kani Infinity.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Karl Kani is around $110 million as he has got his Urban Streetwear brand. When he was 16 years old, he made his first suit and then he went to Los Angeles with $1000 in his hand. He didn’t have any idea to pursue his career in the fashion world, and there was nothing in his mind at particular. After 27 years, he is considered as the godfather of urban streetwear clothing. His business is international, and that’s why he has been able to earn huge amount of money with his work.
He is ahead of his other competitors in the fashion world and used to sell a cheaper version of his clothes. In the year 2001, he launched a sister brand titled Kani Ladies. He has also won an award from the black magazine for having a Most successful black-owned firm in the year 1996. In the year 2002, he got fashion pioneer award during the urban fashion awards. He has become one of the richest Blacks in America. He was the one who started the trend of hip-hop in fashion.