Famous American Fashion Designer, Tom Ford is the founder of the renowned fashion brand, ‘Tom Ford’ label. Earlier, Tom worked as the Creative Director of Gucci and Yves Saint Lauren. Also, Tom has appeared in television commercials. He has directed and produced the movie, ‘A Single Man’ that got him nominated for Oscar. Continue reading to find the net worth of Tom Ford as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Tom Ford was born as Thomas Carlyle Ford on 27th August 1961 in Austin, Texas, the US. His parents, Tom Ford and Shirley Burton, were realtors. As a child, Tom grew up in suburbs of Houston, Texas and San Marcos.
At age 11, Tom’s family shifted to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he studied at St. Michael’s High School. Tom transferred and graduated from Santa Fe Preparatory School (1979). Tom shifted to New York City and attended New York University (NYU) but, left for appearing in television commercials. While in New York City, Tom Ford visited a club called ‘Studio 54’where he discovered he is gay and members later influenced his career in fashion designing.
Tom studied interior architecture from the Parsons The New School for Design. Before graduating, Tom Ford worked as an intern for Chloe, press office in Paris, for 11/2 years. Tom was confirmed in his interest in fashion designing. After returning to New York City, he studied fashion but earned a degree in architecture.
Upon return to New York, he finished his last year at The New School, where he studied fashion but received a degree in architecture.Tom Ford is publicly gay, and he has a long time relationship with Richard Buckley. In September 2012, Tom and Richard had their son named Alexander John Buckley Ford.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After graduating, Tom Ford was employed as a design assistant for Cathy Hardwick, the American designer. After a couple of years, Tom Ford quit and worked for Perry Ellis for a short time. This is because Tom Ford understood he would not accomplish much as a designer in American fashion. Instead, Tom Ford commenced his profession in European fashion since Europeans appreciate style.
In 1990, Tom Ford was employed by Gucci as the leader of ready-to-wear women’s designer. Tom Ford left in 1992 after finding a substitute for his position. Tom Ford became internationally renowned after he made the financial turnaround for the fashionable Gucci. He improved the finances of Gucci that had become almost bankrupt ($4.3 billion). By 2004, when Tom Ford left the Company Gucci’s estimated value reached $10 billion. When Gucci got Yves Saint Lauren (YSL), Tom Ford became the Creative Director of YSL too.
In 2006, Tom Ford founded his brand, ‘Tom Ford’ label store and he is also the Creative Director. He sells menswear, sunglasses, beauty, and accessories using ‘Tom Ford’ label. Thus, he advertises, posts images of his own fashion designs of ready-to-wear clothes.
Earlier, Tom Ford joined show business and appeared in several commercials. In 2009, Tom Ford got nominated for Oscar as the film director and producer of the movie, ‘A Single Man.’
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Tom Ford is $320 Million with an annual salary of $30 million.
Tom Ford earned most of his wealth as the creative director of Gucci and YSL. Tom Ford earned after creating his own fashion brand, ‘Tom Ford’ for selling ready-made garments for women and perfumes. Also, Tom Ford directed and produced the movie, ‘The Single Man’ that was nominated for Oscar.
Since 2006, Tom Ford works as the Creative Director of his own brand, ‘Tom Ford’ label. Tom Ford sells menswear, sunglasses, beauty, and accessories. Tom Ford continuously designs new products and publishes for selling as his branded item.