Virgil Abloh is a well-known fashion designer from America. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the fashion house Off-White. Abloh is also the artistic director of the men’s wear collection at the luxury fashion company Louis Vuitton. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Virgil Abloh in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Virgil Abloh was born in Rockford, Illinois on September 30, 1980. His parents were Ghanaian immigrants who came to the U.S before he was born. His mother worked as a seamstress.
Abloh spent most of his childhood days in Rockford, Illinois. He completed his schooling in the year 1998 from the Boylan Catholic High School.
Abloh went to the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering. Later, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he got his Master of Architecture degree in the year 2006.
When Abloh was in school, he met his future wife Shannon. They got married in the year 2009 and are the parents of two beautiful children, Grey and Lowe.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Virgil Alboh started his career in the year 2009 when he became an intern at the Italian luxury fashion house “Fendi”. The popular rapper Kanye West was also in his class during the internship. The following year, West hired him as the creative director of his creative content company, DONDA.
In 2011, Abloh was appointed as the artistic director of the studio album of West and Jay-Z, “Watch the Throne”.
Alboh founded his first company, “Pyrex Visio” which was a small boutique of streetwear in the year 2012. A year later he closed the company because he did not want to make it commercial.
In 2013, Abloh founded another company “Off-White” which was a high-end street-wear brand. He launched the women’s wear line of the company at the 2014 Paris Fashion Week.
In March 2018, Abloh became the first person of African descent to become the artistic director of the luxury fashion company Louis Vuitton. In 2011, he was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Recording Package” for his work in the album Watch the Throne.
Abloh has also been awarded the Urban Luxe award in the year 2017. He was included in the list of “100 most influential people in the world” by the TIME magazine in the year 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Virgil Alboh has an estimated net worth of more than $4 Million. He earned most of this fortune through his successful career as a fashion designer.
Abloh is the founder of the commercially successful high-end street-wear company Off-White. He also partnered with IKEA which is a Swedish furniture company to design the furniture and interior of houses. He travels more than 300,000 miles a year for his work which helps in increasing his net worth.
Virgil Alboh is one of the most renowned fashion designers in the world. In 2017, he designed t-shirts for the non-profit organization “Planned Parenthood” which works in providing reproductive health care in the United States.