Of course, you have heard about the famous brand Tommy Hilfiger, and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation created this brand in the year 1985. The owner of this corporation is one of the greatest American designers, Thomas Jacob Hilfiger who is popularly known as Tommy Hilfiger. He has also written books on fashion and styles which got positive reviews from the readers. For knowing more about the famous personality, career and net worth of Tommy Hilfiger in 2020, you can continue reading further.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 24th March in the year 1951 in Elmira in New York. His parents had nine children among which he was the second child. His father was a watchmaker, and the mother was a nurse. Hilfiger has told that his childhood was quite happy because of his parents. He got interested in sports, music, and fashion at an early age. He used to go to school Elmira Free Academy and completed his graduation from there in the year 1970.
He got married to Susan Cirona who he had met in the year 1976 when she was an employee in Ithaca. Both of them have four children. His daughter is an actress as she has played a role in an MTV series titled Rich Girls. His son named Richard is a musician. Both of them got divorced in the year 2000, and then Hilfiger married Dee Ocleppo and had a son with her in the year 2009.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1969, he used to work at a clothing store and then he had savings of around $150 which he used to open a clothing store along with his friends. First of all, they used to bring clothes from other clothing stores in New York, but then he didn’t like all the designs of the clothes they chose to buy. He started making sketches, and then he got his brand of clothing designed.
At a time, he got low earnings with his store, but then he started taking MBA classes. He has won many awards till now from the year 1995 to present. He is one of the famous designers of the world, and that’s why he will keep getting respect and love from his fans all across the globe. He would always be remembered for his brand.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Tommy Hilfiger is around $430 million, and he has been able to accumulate this much amount of wealth by having his clothing brand. In the year 2013, the global sale of his brand was around the $6.4 billion which jumped to $6.7 billion in the year 2014. Even today he is the one who is the principal designer of his brand; he leads the team of his company and ensures that the best products are manufactured. His company focuses on manufacturing clothes which are stylish, luxurious as well as comfortable and multi-purpose which can be the first love for the youngsters.
Tommy Hilfiger has also been involved in charity works, and he donates money for various programs which are for the health and education of poor people and young people. He is also the sponsor of various charities, and that’s why he is the person who has not only earned money for himself but has worked hard for the whole world.
He has been able to work as the owner of Tommy Hilfiger because of the support of his parents and his dedication and hard work. He is the person who has started working from a small clothing store and later on became the owner of the world-class brand created by on his own.