Virgil Abloh is an American fashion designer, artist, DJ, and entrepreneur. Since March 2018, he has been the artistic designer for the luxury brand, Louis Vuitton‘s menswear collection. He is also the founder and the CEO of the Milan-based fashion house, Off-White.
In this article, we look at the net worth of Virgil Abloh:
What is the Net Worth of Virgil Abloh? Salary & Earnings Details
As of June 2020, Virgil Abloh is believed to be worth $20 million. His primary source of income is his tenure as the artistic designer for Louis Vuitton‘s line for men. He reportedly makes upwards of $3 million per year in salary.
Virgil started getting into fashion while studying for his architecture degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He started making designs for T-shirts and helmed a successful fashion designing blog, “The Brilliance“.
Abloh started interning at the Italian luxury fashion house, Fendi, coincidentally in the same class as rapper Kanye West. They formed a friendship that would lead to Abloh being slated as the artistic director for the rapper’s 2011 collaborative album, Watch the Throne, with Jay-Z.
Abloh started his own clothing print company, Pyrex Vision, in 2012, screen-printing designs on $40 Ralph Lauren clothing and selling them at upwards of $550.
He founded his first fashion house, the Milan, Italy-based Off-White, in 2013. Since then, it has been a global brand and has expanded to women’s apparel and a furniture line, Grey Area. The brand was a finalist to win the LVMH Prize but ultimately lost to Marques’Almeida and Jacqu.
On March 25, 2018, Abloh made history as the first African-American to be appointed the artistic director at the French luxury house, Louis Vuitton, for its menswear. His line debuted at the 2018 Men’s Fashion Week, with pop sensation Rihanna being the first to don his wear.
Abloh has collaborated with brands like Nike on their sportswear, with IKEA on their furniture line, and with SSENSE on their workout apparel.
Besides fashion designing, Abloh is also an artist whose artwork has been featured in such galleries as Kaikai Kiki in Tokyo, Japan; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois.
Abloh has also dabbled in music, being an amateur DJ during his teens. His passion for DJing has seen a resurgence in recent years and he has played in festivals like Hi Ibiza and Tomorrowland.
How Old is Virgil Abloh? His Age, Height, Parents, Ethnicity
Virgil Abloh was born on September 30, 1980, in Rockford, Illinois. The 39-year-old is one of two children of Nee Abloh, the manager at a paint company, and Eunice Abloh, a seamstress. His parents are Ghanaian immigrants of the Ewe tribe. Abloh stands at 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 meters),
He studied at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. Upon his graduation, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and graduated with a Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering degree in 2002.
Furthermore, Abloh attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he got his Master’s degree in Architecture.
Is Virgil Abloh Married? Does He Have Children?
Virgil has been married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon Sundberg, since 2009. They have two children together: a daughter, Lowe Abloh, and a son Grey Abloh.
Since joining Louis Vuitton, Virgil and his family have relocated to France and live in the town of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés.