Brunello Cucinelli

About Brunello Cucinelli

Birth Place: Solomeo, Italy, Italy

Brunello Cucinelli Net Worth

Brunello Cucinelli was born in Solomeo, Italy, Italy. The "king of cashmere," designer Brunello Cucinelli dropped out of engineering school and used a $550 bank loan to launch a fashion line in 1978. His eponymous luxury brand is known for its cashmere sweaters, but also sells dresses, suits, shoes, handbags and accessories. In 1985 Cucinelli moved the headquarters of Brunello Cucinelli SpA to Solomeo, a medieval Italian hamlet that he has renovated, restoring its 14th-century castle and adding an amphitheater, school, public garden and sports complex. He espouses a theory of "humanistic capitalism" in which he aims to both share his company's profits and "humanize" his 1,500 employees. Cucinelli does not allow work after 5:30 pm and serves 90-minute homemade lunches prepared by the housewives of Solomeo.
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💰 Net worth: $1.68 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2014 $1.3 Billion
2015 $1.05 Billion
2017 $1 Billion
2018 $1.31 Billion

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Cucinelli is married to his hometown sweetheart Federica, and the couple have two daughters: Camilla and Carolina. Cucinelli cites the Meditations by Marcus Aurelius as a book that has strongly influenced him. His personal style icons are Gianni Agnelli and John F. Kennedy Jr. On the wall in his office are images of Socrates, Confucius, Constantine, Palladio, Dostoyevsky, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Kafka, John F Kennedy, and the Pope. Esquire magazine named him among the top ten best dressed men alive in 2017. Twice each year on the occasion of Florence's Pitti Uomo trade show, Cucinelli hosts a dinner at Villa Palmieri in a small Tuscan town five miles from the city.

Biography/Timeline

1977

Cucinelli grew up in a rural agricultural community outside of Perugia. His childhood home had no electricity or running water. Cucinelli dropped out of engineering school at age 24, choosing instead to read philosophical texts on his own. Cucinelli's first product was cashmere sweaters in bright colors. In 1977 he started making dyed cashmere in a small workshop. He founded Brunello Cucinelli SpA in 1978 with the Italian lira equivalent of about $550; after the initial public offering of Brunello Cucinelli SpA his personal net worth exceeded $1 billion.

2017

Cucinelli is married to his hometown sweetheart Federica, and the couple have two daughters: Camilla and Carolina. Cucinelli cites the Meditations by Marcus Aurelius as a book that has strongly influenced him. His personal style icons are Gianni Agnelli and John F. Kennedy Jr. On the wall in his office are images of Socrates, Confucius, Constantine, Palladio, Dostoyevsky, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Kafka, John F Kennedy, and the Pope. Esquire magazine named him among the top ten best dressed men alive in 2017. Twice each year on the occasion of Florence's Pitti Uomo trade show, Cucinelli hosts a dinner at Villa Palmieri in a small Tuscan town five miles from the city.