Virgil Abloh was an American entrepreneur and fashion designer. He became the artistic director of the Louis Vuitton menswear collection in 2018. He is also the founder of Off-White, the Milan-based fashion house. Read this article to know his net worth, age, salary, and wife’s details.
On September 30, 1980, Virgil Abloh was born in Rockford, Illinois. He received his Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 and an Architectural master’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2006. While studying he started designing T-Shirts and a blog named “The Brilliance”.
In 2009, Abloh started a menswear boutique and art gallery, RSVP Gallery in Chicago. The same year he met American rapper Kanye West, who asked him to become his creative agency, Donda’s creative director. Abloh also served as the artistic director for Jay-Z/Kanye’s album, “Watch the Throne”, for which he was nominated for Grammy’s Album Packaging award.
In 2012, Abloh started a streetwear brand named Pyrex Vision. Then he rebranded it to “Off-White” in 2013. The designer collaborated with high-profile American celebs and brands under “Off-White”, such as Nike, Takashi Murakami, A$AP Rocky, IKEA, SSENSE, etc. Abloh also worked with Nike in 2017 for Air Jordan 1, Air Force 1, Air Max 97, and 30 other shoe models.
Abloh became the artistic director of LV’s menswear collection in 2018. The same year times magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The next year, he joined SSENSE to create a workout collection. The same year he had his first LV show at the Palais Royal Garden in Paris. The show also featured Kid Cudi and Kanye West.
Virgil Abloh Personal Informations:
|Full Name||Virgil Abloh|
|Birthdate||30 September 1980|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Birthplace||Rockford, Illinois, United States|
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
|Father name||Nee Abloh|
|Mother name||Eunice Abloh|
Abloh was born on September 30, 1980. He grew up in the USA in a family of immigrants from Ghana. At the time of his death, he was 41 years old.
Abloh was 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall and had a fit and slender figure. He weighed 187lbs (85 kg).
Virgil Abloh’s Net Worth and Salary:
Abloh had a net worth of $100 million at the time of his death. He joined Louis Vuitton as an art director where he was paid $10 million every year. 60% share of his own brand “Off-White” was also acquired by LVMH in 2021. Most of his income was from collaboration with high-profile fashion and footwear brands such as LV, Nike, SSENSE, Levi, Converse, Sunglass Hut, etc. His brand had an annual income of $354 million.
Virgil Abloh was married to his high school lover, Shannon Abloh. The pair got married in 2009 and have two children, Grey and Lowe. Shannon has a career in business management. She is currently managing the leadership of his late husband’s company “Virgil Abloh Securities”.
Recent News About Virgil Abloh:
In 2020, Abloh established a scholarship fund to assist black students. The fund raised $1 million and was managed by Fashion Scholarship Fund. The same year, his brand also launched a fundraising program to support young black businessmen and diminish gun violence.
Unfortunately, the talented fashion designer was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma, a type of cancer in 2019. On November 29, 2021, he passed away in Chicago. Louis Vuitton, with his family’s permission, paid tribute to Abloh at their November 30 fashion show in Miami. His private funeral took place on December 6, 2021. Many popular celebs and friends of his were present there.