John Varvatos Net Worth

December 11, 2023
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John Varvatos was born on the 8th August 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, USA of Greek descent, and is best recognized in the media for being a fashion designer of menswear, who has worked for such fashion brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Converse, etc; he is also recognized for establishing the Polo Jeans Company. Besides that, he is also known as a radio personality, who has his own radio show. His career has been active since the early 1980s.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Varvatos is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of John’s net worth is $120 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the fashion industry as a designer. Another source is coming from his own radio show. Additional to his career in the world of fashion, he has appeared in a number of TV shows, which has also increased his wealth.


John Varvatos Net Worth $120 Million


John Varvatos spent his childhood in Allen Park, where he attended Allen Park High School; when he was 16 years old, John was hired by the Hughes & Hatcher fashion store to sell menswear. Right after high school, he enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, from which he graduated in 1980, and then his career in the world of fashion began. He became a part of the Polo Ralph Lauren company 1983, and eventually left Lauren and joined Calvin Klein in 1990, where he held the position of head of menswear design, and was responsible for launching the cK brand. Furthermore, while at Calvin Klein, John created the men`s undergarment called boxer briefs which became an immediate hit, which made him both rich and popular. John then returned to Ralph Lauren in the position of head of menswear design, while the same year he also started his own business called Polo Jeans Company.

Little by little his company grew, and now it produces and sells belts, footwear, eyewear, fragrances, watches, handbags and other accoutrements. He opened a boutique in SoHo, and has several other boutiques in which he sells high end fashion products.

In 2001 he started a partnership with Converse, and ever since has designed high end sneakers, such as High Top Chuck Taylor All-Stars.

Apart from fashion, John`s net worth has benefited from his work on radio and television; since 2009 he hosts the “New York Nights…Direct From the Bowery”, and in 2012 he became a part of the TV series “Fashion Star”.

Moreover, John launched John Varvatos Records in 2014, and has signed the Zac Brown Band as one of label`s acts.

Thanks to his contribution to fashion, John has received several prestigious awards, including the Perry Ellis Award for Menswear, given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2000, and the next year he was named Designer of the Year by CFDA, followed in 2005 by being named as Menswear Designer of the Year, again by the CFDA.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, John Varvatos has been married to art consultant Joyce Zybelberg since 2005. Previously he was in marriage from which he has two children. His current residence is in Manhattan, New York City. In free time, he enjoys playing guitar and performs with various bands.

John is a well-known philanthropist, and has supported several organizations, including the Save the Music Foundation, and David Lynch Foundation, among others.

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