The 25 Richest Billionaires in Fashion & Retail: Who Made the Cut?

Every year Forbes puts out a list of the world's wealthiest billionaires to make us all realize just how poor we really are. This year's list is topped by Carlos Slim Helu & family, followed closely by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. But who in the fashion and retail industry made the cut? Some of the rankings may surprise you--Zara's founder and part-owner Amancio Ortega is the world's fifth richest man across all industries, outpacing H&M's Stefan Persson by over $10 billion, and luxury label magnates like Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani and Chanel's Alain & Gerard Wertheimer by over $20 billion. (See what we mean about feeling poorer already?) While some of the rankings are no surprise at all--for the second year in a row LVMH's Bernard Arnault is the richest man in the fashion industry with a net worth of $41 billion, making him the fourth richest man in the world, and the #1 richest guy in Europe. Read on for the full list of the 25 richest billionaires in the fashion and retail industry:
Avatar:
Hayley Phelan
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
47
Every year Forbes puts out a list of the world's wealthiest billionaires to make us all realize just how poor we really are. This year's list is topped by Carlos Slim Helu & family, followed closely by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. But who in the fashion and retail industry made the cut? Some of the rankings may surprise you--Zara's founder and part-owner Amancio Ortega is the world's fifth richest man across all industries, outpacing H&M's Stefan Persson by over $10 billion, and luxury label magnates like Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani and Chanel's Alain & Gerard Wertheimer by over $20 billion. (See what we mean about feeling poorer already?) While some of the rankings are no surprise at all--for the second year in a row LVMH's Bernard Arnault is the richest man in the fashion industry with a net worth of $41 billion, making him the fourth richest man in the world, and the #1 richest guy in Europe. Read on for the full list of the 25 richest billionaires in the fashion and retail industry:
Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Every year Forbes puts out a list of the world's wealthiest billionaires to make us all realize just how poor we really are.

This year's list is topped by Carlos Slim Helu & family, followed closely by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. But who in the fashion and retail industry made the cut? Some of the rankings may surprise you--Zara's founder and part-owner Amancio Ortega is the world's fifth richest man across all industries, outpacing H&M's Stefan Persson by over $10 billion, and luxury label magnates like Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani and Chanel's Alain & Gerard Wertheimer by over $20 Billion. (See what we mean about feeling poorer already?)

While some of the rankings are no surprise at all--for the second year in a row LVMH's Bernard Arnault is the richest man in the fashion industry with a net worth of $41 billion, making him the fourth richest man in the world, and the #1 richest guy in Europe.

Read on for the full list of the 25 richest billionaires in the fashion and retail industry:

1. Bernard Arnault, LVMH: $41 B 2. Amancio Ortega, Zara: $37.5 B 3. Stefan Persson, H&M: $26 B 4. Karl Albrecht, Aldi: $25.4 B 5. Christy Walton & family, Wal-Mart: $25.3 B 6. Liliane Bettencourt, L'Oreal: $24 B 7. Jim Walton, Wal-Mart: $23.7 B 8. Alice Walton, Wal-Mart: $23.3 B 9. S. Robson Walton, Wal-Mart: $23.1 B 10. Berthold & Theo Jr. Albrecht, Aldi & Trade Joe's: $17.8 B 11. Michael Otto & family, retail & real estate: $17.6 B 12. Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family, retail & media: $17.4 B 13. Phil Knight, Nike: $14.4 B 14. Francois Pinault & family, retail: $13 B 15. Leonardo Del Vecchio, eyewear: $11.5 B 16. Tadashi Yanai & family, retail: $10 B 17. Horst Paulmann & family, retail: $9.3 B 18. Galen Weston & family, retail: $7.6 B 19. Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren: $7.5 B 20. Alain & Gerard Wertheimer, Chanel: $7.5 B 21. Giorgio Armani, fashion: $7.2 B 22. Miuccia Prada, Prada: $6.8 B 23. Charles Butt & family, supermarkets: $6.4 B 24. Johann Rupert & family, luxury goods: $5.1 B 25. Karl-Heinz Kipp, retail: $5 B