Diego Della Valle is the older son of Dorino Della Valle and grandson of Filippo Della Valle. Filippo started his shoemaking Business in the 1920s, which Diego expanded into the now famous Tod's brand.
Della Valle sits on the board of a number of companies, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and LVMH. He bought the Tuscan football club, ACF Fiorentina, in 2002. He owns the fashion brand Maison Schiaparelli which he is reviving. In 2013 Della Valle announced, that Tod's will take the costs for the colosseo in Rome - more that 30 mio Euros.