Vera Wang was born in the year 1949 in New York City. Her parents were Florence Wu and Cheng Ching Wang. Her mother and father were wealthy immigrants who grew up in Shanghai, China. Her parents then moved to the United States in the early 1940's, where Ms. Wang was born. Her mother became a translator for the United Stations and who introduced Vera to fashion. Her mother would take her to couture shows hosted at that time by Yves Saint Laurent. This was Vera's first introduction to fashion designing, which she fell in love with. Her father owned a pharmaceutical company called U.S. Summit Corporation, which influenced the business side of her growth. Vera Wang also has a younger brother. Vera Wang attended the Sarah Lawrence College where she studied art history, then she studied art and fashion in France at the University of Paris.
Vera Wang Net Worth - $400 Million
Birth Name - Vera Ellen Wang
Date of birth - June 27, 1949
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - New York City, New York, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5' 3"
Profession - Fashion Designer, Editor, Publishing Author, Entrepreneur;
When Ms. Wang was six years old, she took figure skating lessons which she stayed with all during high school by entering and winning various skating competitions. In 1968, skating as a professional, she and her skating partner James Stuart skated in the Figure Skating Championships and she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and in a column entitled “Faces in the Crowd.” Vera Wang attempted to try out for the U.S. Olympics team, but this endeavor was unsuccessful. Today, she continues to figure skate for her own recreational enjoyment. For her love of the sport and her contributions to its fashion, Vera Wang was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.
Vera Wang turned to fashion designing after failing to become a figure skater in the Olympics. In 1970, she got a job with Vogue Magazine as a rover, or temporary assistant, and worked her way up the ladder (16 years), becoming one of the magazine’s youngest ever fashion editors. After being turned down for the editor-in-chief position, Wang left Vogue and, in 1987, joined Ralph Lauren, who hired her to be a fashion design director.
Ms. Wang's early beginnings began when she received a start-up fund of $4 million from her father. She rented a two story showroom and a boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City in March, 1990. In September of 1990, Vera Wang Bridal House Ltd., had its grand opening. Ms. Wang's colleagues at Vogue paid tribute to her by devoting a six page article to her opening and her career. With this type of high end marketing, Ms. Wang soon received daily regiments of prospective brides to her boutique.
Ms. Wang has always pushed the fashion look of bridal wear. She says that he tries to bring an edginess to a traditional business. Her 2015 collection is a blend of black and white gowns which came after her 2014 collection that included shades of red. Every season she changes her design, fit, boldness and beauty, which are featured in her boutiques and runway shows. Her net worth is due to her international fame as one of the world's leading fashion designer.
Ms. Wang is known for her gorgeous collections of bridal wear, clothes for wedding ceremonies and other notable fashion wearing events. Vera Wang is known as a designer who designs clothing lines for global runway's. She also designs clothing lines for professional figure skaters, like those worn by Michelle Kwan, Nancy Kerrigan. The Vera Wang net worth is also enhanced by her accessory designs that includes, fashionable eyewear, fragrances, lingerie, shoes, houseware items, and her own mass market line called “Simply Vera” for chain stores, like Kohls.
Celebrities all over the world have also worn Vera Wang originals. The more recent celebrities include: Victoria Beckham, Sandra Bullock, Mariah Carey, Chelsea Clinton, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner, Holly Hunter, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama, Uma Thurman, Ivanka Trump, and Sofia Vergara. With Ms. Wang working with global named celebrities, has made her brand name known throughout the world and greatly enhances her net worth.
In 1989, Vera Wang married Arthur Becker, but divorced him in 2012. They have two adopted daughters. As a publisher, in 2001 Vera Wang released a book entitled “Vera Wang on Weddings.” She has bridal boutiques the fashion capitals of New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney. Ms. Wang continues her collection line, “White by Vera Wang,” with David's Bridal brand name, since her association with them in 2011. She has also allied herself with another bridal wear retailer, Men's Warehouse who carries her tuxedo line, as well as with the retailer Zales for a collection of engagement and wedding rings.
Continuing her tremendous contributions to fashion, which attributes greatly to the Vera Wang net worth, her clothing is presently showing all over the world in her 2015 – 2016 Spring, Fall, Winter Bridal Collections and her annual RTW (ready to wear) fashion wear. At a recent interview, Ms. Wang stated that “people have done far better than me in far shorter periods of time, but that wasn’t my story.” “It was brick by brick, client by client, store by store. It’s been a trip of passion, but it has not been a quick trip. Nor has it been easy. And that is the truth.”
Ms. Wang says to handle all her different hats as promoter, a designer, a costumer of movie stars and celebrities, and a businesswoman, you have to love what you do! The Vera Wang clothing and accessory line features her romanticism, her whimsical side and her feminine nature. Ms. Wang is also a history buff, with clothing that stimulates her design ideas to everything from czarist Russia to ancient Rome.