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.
Brunello Cucinelli is a member of Fashion & Retail

💰 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

Brunello Cucinelli Instagram (@brunellocucinelli)

È con grande felicità che la nostra amata Scuola di Arti e Mestieri di Solomeo dà il benvenuto al nuovo corso in Maestre di Moda femminile. It is with great joy that our highly regarded School of Arts and Crafts of Solomeo welcomes the new Women’s Fashion Tailoring course for girls. @brunellocucinelli_brand #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #sartoriasolomeo

È con grande felicità che la nostra amata Scuola di Arti e Mestieri di Solomeo dà il benvenuto al nuovo corso in Maestre di Moda femminile. 
It is with great joy that our highly regarded School of Arts and Crafts of Solomeo welcomes the new Women’s Fashion Tailoring course for girls. 
@brunellocucinelli_brand 
#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #sartoriasolomeo
❤️ 4,410 🕑 7 October, 14:37

Festeggiamo insieme il quinto anniversario della Scuola di Sartoria Maschile di Solomeo. A voi, giovani artigiani del futuro, rivolgo il mio augurio di custodire sempre questo bellissimo e nobile sapere. We are celebrating together the fifth anniversary of the Men’s Tailoring School of Solomeo. My hope for you, young artisans of the future, is that you may continue to keep and treasure this beautiful and noble craft for years to come. @brunellocucinelli_brand #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #sartoriasolomeo

Festeggiamo insieme il quinto anniversario della Scuola di Sartoria Maschile di Solomeo. A voi, giovani artigiani del futuro, rivolgo il mio augurio di custodire sempre questo bellissimo e nobile sapere.

We are celebrating together the fifth anniversary of the Men’s Tailoring School of Solomeo. My hope for you, young artisans of the future, is that you may continue to keep and treasure this beautiful and noble craft for years to come. 
@brunellocucinelli_brand

#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #sartoriasolomeo
❤️ 8,524 🕑 6 October, 14:10

La sartoria artigianale rappresenta una delle grandi tradizioni creative del nostro amato paese. Le mani dei nostri stimati e sapienti artigiani tramandano l’amore per questo sapere sartoriale, allo stesso tempo antico e contemporaneo. Artisanal tailoring is one of the great creative traditions of our beloved country. The hands of our highly respected and skillful artisans pass on to the future the love for this sartorial expertise, both ancient and contemporary at the same time. @brunellocucinelli_brand #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #sartoriasolomeo

La sartoria artigianale rappresenta una delle grandi tradizioni creative del nostro amato paese. Le mani dei nostri stimati e sapienti artigiani tramandano l’amore per questo sapere sartoriale, allo stesso tempo antico e contemporaneo.

Artisanal tailoring is one of the great creative traditions of our beloved country. The hands of our highly respected and skillful artisans pass on to the future the love for this sartorial expertise, both ancient and contemporary at the same time.

@brunellocucinelli_brand 
#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #sartoriasolomeo
❤️ 12,365 🕑 5 October, 14:00

Sono rimasto particolarmente colpito dall’Apple Park, dalla sua affascinante architettura e dal meraviglioso teatro intitolato a Steve Jobs, che di lassù, penso proprio ci guardi con un sorriso. Grazie di cuore Eddy Cue per la tua amicizia. Dopo questa settimana di immersione nel mondo tecnologico di questa Silicon Valley sono ancora più convinto che questo sia il tempo del vero cambiamento del terzo millennio. Cerchiamo insieme di essere prudenti utilizzatori di queste meravigliose tecnologie. Grazie. I was particularly impressed by the Apple Park, by its charming architecture and marvelous Steve Jobs theater, and I am convinced that he is now looking down on us from up above with a smile. Thank you Eddy Cue for your friendship. Following one week of full immersion in the technology of the Silicon Valley I am even more convinced that this is the time for real change in the third millennium. We should all endeavour to be cautious users of these marvellous technologies. Thank you #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli

Sono rimasto particolarmente colpito dall’Apple Park, dalla sua affascinante architettura e dal meraviglioso teatro intitolato a Steve Jobs, che di lassù, penso proprio ci guardi con un sorriso. Grazie di cuore Eddy Cue per la tua amicizia. Dopo questa settimana di immersione nel mondo tecnologico di questa Silicon Valley sono ancora più convinto che questo sia il tempo del vero cambiamento del terzo millennio. Cerchiamo insieme di essere prudenti utilizzatori di queste meravigliose tecnologie. Grazie.
I was particularly impressed by the Apple Park, by its charming architecture and marvelous Steve Jobs theater, and I am convinced that he is now looking down on us from up above with a smile.
Thank you Eddy Cue for your friendship. Following one week of full immersion in the technology of the Silicon Valley I am even more convinced that this is the time for real change in the third millennium.
We should all endeavour to be cautious users of these marvellous technologies. Thank you
#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli
❤️ 3,513 🕑 2 October, 20:46

A voi miei cari amici della Silicon Valley, geniali, aperti e innovatori, va il mio affettuoso ringraziamento per avermi ospitato in una serata meravigliosa e speciale. Vi aspetto a Solomeo. My dear friends from the Silicon Valley, you geniuses, open-minded innovators, my heartfelt thanks go out to you for hosting me at a wonderful, special evening. Looking forward to welcoming you in Solomeo. #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli

A voi miei cari amici della Silicon Valley, geniali, aperti e innovatori, va il mio affettuoso ringraziamento per avermi ospitato in una serata meravigliosa e speciale. Vi aspetto a Solomeo.
My dear friends from the Silicon Valley, you geniuses, open-minded innovators, my heartfelt thanks go out to you for hosting me at a wonderful, special evening. Looking forward to welcoming you in Solomeo.
#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli
❤️ 4,504 🕑 1 October, 17:53

Sempre con immenso piacere porto dall’Italia un caloroso saluto qui in Seattle al mio stimatissimo amico Howard Schultz. Cerchiamo di vivere felici. Always with great pleasure I bring from Italy a warm greeting here in Seattle to my esteemed friend Howard Schultz. May we live happily. #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #howardschultz

Sempre con immenso piacere porto dall’Italia un caloroso saluto qui in Seattle al mio stimatissimo amico Howard Schultz. Cerchiamo di vivere felici.
Always with great pleasure I bring from Italy a warm greeting here in Seattle to my esteemed friend Howard Schultz. May we live happily.
#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #howardschultz
❤️ 3,585 🕑 30 September, 17:22

Carissimi Nirav e Sarah, onorato per aver visitato la vostra Impresa, desidero ringraziarvi per la vostra amabile ospitalità e amicizia. Auguri per il vostro avvenuto lancio nella nostra amata Italia. Possiate sempre vivere felici. Dear Nirav and Sarah, honored for having visited your company, I wish to thank you for your kind hospitality and friendship. Best wishes for your launch in our beloved Italy. May you always live happy. #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli @nextdoor @niravtolia

Carissimi Nirav e Sarah, onorato per aver visitato la vostra Impresa, desidero ringraziarvi per la vostra amabile ospitalità e amicizia. Auguri per il vostro avvenuto lancio nella nostra amata Italia. Possiate sempre vivere felici.
Dear Nirav and Sarah, honored for having visited your company, I wish to thank you for your kind hospitality and friendship. Best wishes for your launch in our beloved Italy. May you always live happy.
#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli @nextdoor @niravtolia
❤️ 3,623 🕑 29 September, 19:48

Grazie di cuore al mio stimatissimo Marc Benioff e alla sua Salesforce per questo magnifico invito al Dreamforce in San Francisco e per aver discusso di tecnologia e umana riservatezza. Ricordandoci insieme di progettare per l’umanità per i prossimi duemila anni. My heartfelt thanks to my esteemed Marc Benioff and his Salesforce for this wonderful invitation to Dreamforce in San Francisco and for our friendly dialogue about technology and human privacy. Reminding us together to plan for humanity for the next two thousand years. #PlatformForChange #DF18 @salesforce @dreamforce

Grazie di cuore al mio stimatissimo Marc Benioff e alla sua Salesforce per questo magnifico invito al Dreamforce in San Francisco e per aver discusso di tecnologia e umana riservatezza. Ricordandoci insieme di progettare per l’umanità per i prossimi duemila anni.
My heartfelt thanks to my esteemed Marc Benioff and his Salesforce for this wonderful invitation to Dreamforce in San Francisco and for our friendly dialogue about technology and human privacy. Reminding us together to plan for humanity for the next two thousand years. #PlatformForChange #DF18 @salesforce @dreamforce
❤️ 3,901 🕑 28 September, 19:36

Un grazie speciale va ad Angelica Cheung e Jie Dong che, dopo un lungo viaggio, ci hanno onorato della loro presenza durante la presentazione della Collezione donna Primavera Estate 2019 a Milano. A special word of thanks to Angelica Cheung and Jie Dong who, despite their long trip, took the time to honour us with their presence during the presentation of our 2019 women’s Spring Collection in Milan. #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #MFW

Un grazie speciale va ad Angelica Cheung e Jie Dong che, dopo un lungo viaggio, ci hanno onorato della loro presenza durante la presentazione della Collezione donna Primavera Estate 2019 a Milano.

A special word of thanks to Angelica Cheung and Jie Dong who, despite their long trip, took the time to honour us with their presence during the presentation of our 2019 women’s Spring Collection in Milan.

#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli #MFW
❤️ 7,295 🕑 20 September, 15:07

OPERA è un Progetto dello Spirito, frutto del Lavoro e celebrazione della Bellezza. OPERA is a Project for the Spirit, the fruit of Labor and the celebration of Beauty. #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli

OPERA è un Progetto dello Spirito, frutto del Lavoro e celebrazione della Bellezza.

OPERA is a Project for the Spirit, the fruit of Labor and the celebration of Beauty.

#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli
❤️ 4,751 🕑 19 September, 09:41

Onorato di essere stato invitato dal prestigioso New York Times all’Athens Democracy Forum nella splendida città di Pericle e Socrate, rappresentanti di un popolo che conquistò il Mondo con la forza e la luminosità delle proprie idee. Grazie di cuore. I am extremely honored to have been invited by the prestigious New York Times to the Athens Democracy Forum in the splendid city of Pericles and Socrates, representatives of a people who conquered the world with the strength and brilliance of their ideas. Thank you. #AthensDemocracyForum #NYTADF #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli

Onorato di essere stato invitato dal prestigioso New York Times all’Athens Democracy Forum nella splendida città di Pericle e Socrate, rappresentanti di un popolo che conquistò il Mondo con la forza e la luminosità delle proprie idee.
Grazie di cuore.

I am extremely honored to have been invited by the prestigious New York Times to the Athens Democracy Forum in the splendid city of Pericles and Socrates, representatives of a people who conquered the world with the strength and brilliance of their ideas.
Thank you. 
#AthensDemocracyForum #NYTADF #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli
❤️ 4,572 🕑 18 September, 09:41

Un ringraziamento di cuore a Michele Riondino, Andrea Baracco e tutta la Compagnia, per aver messo in scena in modo “affascinante” questa nobile opera “Il Maestro e Margherita”. Bravissimi, il vostro soggiorno in Solomeo ci ha divertito e resi migliori. Grazie. Vivete felici. A heartfelt thank you to Michele Riondino, Andrea Baracco and the whole Company, for having staged in a charming way this noble production “The Master and Margarita”. Very well done. Your stay in Solomeo has entertained us and made us better. Thank you. May you live happily. #brunellocucinelli #cucinelli

Un ringraziamento di cuore a Michele Riondino, Andrea Baracco e tutta la Compagnia, per aver messo in scena in modo “affascinante” questa nobile opera “Il Maestro e Margherita”.
Bravissimi, il vostro soggiorno in Solomeo ci ha divertito e resi migliori.
Grazie. Vivete felici.

A heartfelt thank you to Michele Riondino, Andrea Baracco and the whole Company, for having staged in a charming way this noble production “The Master and Margarita”.
Very well done. Your stay in Solomeo has entertained us and made us better.
Thank you. May you live happily.

#brunellocucinelli #cucinelli
❤️ 3,727 🕑 16 September, 13:00

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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.

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