Jimmy Choo Net Worth|Wiki: A fashion designer, his earnings, career, awards, wife, family

Jimmy Choo Net Worth|Wiki: A fashion designer, his earnings, career, awards, wife, family

Facts of Jimmy Choo Net Worth|Wiki: A fashion designer, his earnings, career, awards, wife, family

Net worth$50 million
Date of Birth:1948 November 15
First NameDatuk Jimmy
Last Name Choo Yeang Keat
AkaJimmy Choo
Age:75 years old
Birth Nation: Malaysia
Height: 5 feet 5 inch

Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian fashion designer based on the United Kingdom, has an estimated net worth of around $50 million. He is the co-founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd company, which is known for handmade women's shoes.

Jimmy Choo's Intro

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Income Source of Jimmy Choo

His company Jimmy Choo Ltd, famous for their handmade, high-end women's shoes. He was born into a family of shoemakers and his father taught him to make a shoe. At the age of 11, he made his first pair of shoes.

In the fashion design world, Jimmy Choo is a popular name and was able to accumulate the good amount in his career especially on luxurious shoes and bags production. However, the earning details are not revealed in the media.

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Jimmy Choo and his business

Choo is the branded name in the globe for his luxurious footwear brands, handbags, and accessories. Before starting his own business, he began to work in design companies right after college. He worked in two different design companies for nine years.

His parents were very supportive in his business ideas and so, to help him, his parents move to Britain and started his own shop in 1986. His design and craftmanship in his shoes were noticed at London Fashion Week in 1988. His designs got popularity after the Vogue magazine featured his designed shoes. 

Choo co-founded the Jimmy Choo Ltd in 1996 with Tamara Mellon - accessories editor of British Vogue Magazine. He worked on Jimmy Choo Couture line under the Jimmy choo Ltd. His Jimmy Choo Ready-To-Wear line started producing handbags, sunglasses, and accessories. 

In addition, as a business partner, Datuk Jimmy Choo and Mellon also grew and contracted to start their new business, which is London's first boutique shop.

As appeared in financial magazines such as Forbes and Bloomberg 2018, he is ranked number 9 in the list of the top ten richest celebrities in Malaysia.

Choo sold half of the company in 2001 for  £10 million to Robert Bensoussan of Equinox Luxury Holdings. Jimmy Choo started training to the group of selected student on how to make high-end footwear in London at a small shop where he began his business career.

Education has finally become a core part of the life of Datuk Jimmy Choo. In recent years, in an effort to reach a spokesman for foreign students, he has become the British Council's Education Ambassador footwear and London College of Fashion. You can also define Datuk Jimmy Choo as the O.B.E recipient. 

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Early Life of Jimmy Choo

Datuk Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat PJN DIMP DSPN OBE, popularly known as Jimmy Choo was born on 15 November 1948 at George Town, Malaysia.  Jimmy Choo grew up in a shoemaker family in Penang, Malaysia. He made his first shoe in 1959, at the age of 11, under the expert guidance of his father.

Choo grew up in Malaysia, attending primary school. He then went to Britain's university and graduated from' Cordwainers Technical College' in Hackney in 1983, which is now part of' London Fashion College.' He helped pay his bills during his schooling by working several part-time jobs, including a job at a shoe factory as a cleaner.

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Career of Jimmy Choo

In 1986, Choo opened his first shop renting an old hospital building. His unique design approach and superior handmade craftsmanship made him a near-instant success.

His early work for high-end customers was almost entirely on a commission basis and he worked to match personal design tastes and color schemes with specific details about customers.

The original design style and hard work of Choo paid off in 1988 when he was featured in an eight-page magazine of' Vogue.' Two years later, when cultural icon Diana the' Princess of Wales' became a frequent customer, his notoriety received a further boost.

Jimmy Choo's Career

In 1996, despite his enormous popularity, Choo continued to run a relatively small and personal operation that produced only about 20 pairs of hand-made shoes a week. His designs took off as an international brand when he co-founded' Jimmy Choo Ltd' together with British' Vogue ' accessories editor Tamara Mellon.

After selling his 50% stake in' Jimmy Choo Ltd' in 2001 for £ 10 million, Choo focused his work almost entirely on the exclusive' Jimmy Choo Couture ' line produced under that label, although the company remains under Mellon's control. Mellon is also responsible for the' Jimmy Choo Ready-To-Wear ' line, which has recently expanded to include handbags and other accessories. In an official or design capacity, Choo is no longer involved with the company but focuses instead on his own work.

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Personal Life of Jimmy Choo

He married to Hong Kong's Rebecca Choo (born Choi). The couple had a son, Danny, and a daughter Emily. A couple's niece, Lucy Choi, followed in the footsteps of her uncle as she became a shoe designer.

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Awards and honors

Jimmy Choo has received several awards and honour during his fashion design career. Here is the list of some of his awards and honors.

  • In 2002: He was granted an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to the shoe and fashion industry in the UK
  • In 2004: For his contribution to their unique Single Honours Footwear Design degree, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in art by De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
  • In 2009: He was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship by University of the Arts London.
  • In 2011: Jimmy Choo was the winner of "The World’s Outstanding Malaysian Designer 2011" Design for Asia Award for the "Daniel" part.
  • In 2012: He received You Bring Charm to the World – the Most Influential Malaysian Award
  • In 2013: Became a member of the Red Dot product design jury.

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