Tom Ford Net Worth

Tom Ford Net Worth is
$70 Million

Tom Ford Biography

Thomas Carlye Ford was born on August 27, 1961, in Austin, Texas USA, and is one of the richest film directors, designers and businessmen, probably best known as the director of the movie entitled “A Single Man”, which was released in year 2009, with many notable stars including  Nicholas Hoult, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth and Matthew Goode. Today Tom Ford lives in Italy and continues raising money thanks to his great career in the clothing design and entertainment industries.

So just how rich is Tom Ford? Authoritative sources estimate that Tom’s net worth is over $70 million as of mid-2016, accumulated through his involvement in the aforementioned businesses over a period now spanning well over 30 years.

Tom Ford Net Worth $70 Million

As an 11 years old boy, Tom moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico with his parents,  and there attended St. Michael’s High School and then Bard College at Simon’s Rock. However, college years definitely were not the greatest as he dropped out after a short time, becoming involved in advertising commercials, but then attended The New School’s university and studied interior architecture there. However, after his architectural studies Tom Ford decided to search for a job in the fashion industry. At first Tom tried to increase his net worth while working as a fashion assistant for the famous Cathy Hardwick – an American designer and writer – for whom he worked for two years, and then Ford moved to work with clothing design and manufacturer Perry Ellis, with whom he again stayed for two years, however, he wanted wider experience, and as Gucci were looking for inspiration at this time, in 1990 they hired Ford as the chief women’s ready-to-wear designer, and so Ford moved to Milan, where he significantly increased his popularity and net worth. After some time working hard and making a big effort Tom Ford was able not only to increase his net worth, but also become one of the most important personalities in the company – he worked on advertising and at the same time was wearing clothes and also working as a creative director for Gucci, with considerable success.

In 2004, Ford’s net worth was already high enough that he was able to leave Gucci and start his own business, launching a line of self-titled menswear, but also successfully expanding to include women’s wear which was taken up by many celebrities, including Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce.He himself was named in the “50 Best Dressed Over 50s” by the Guardian in 2013.

In 2005, Ford launched his film production company, and  eventually began to work on his movie “A Single Man”, which when released in 2009 received several nominations both for the film and individuals, including an Oscar nomination. Tom Ford hasn’t been involved in other films until now – “Nocturnal Animals” is scheduled for release in late 2016.

Talking about his personal life, already in college years Ford realized he was a gay and that is the reason why today he is living with his partner Richard Buckley. Furthermore, the couple have a son Alexander John Buckley Ford. Today we can definitely say that Ford is one of the most successful personalities in the world of modeling and show business – he has been able to gain significant net worth based on both, and it looks like Ford’s success is likely to continue.

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Quick Facts

Full NameTom Ford
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1961
DiedOctober 12, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Place Of BirthAustin, Texas, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionFashion designer, Film director, Screenwriter, Designer, Actor, Film Producer
EducationSt. Michael's High School, Bard College at Simon's Rock, The New School's university, Parsons School of Design
SpouseRichard Buckley (since 1986)
ChildrenAlexander John Buckley Ford
ParentsTom Ford, Sr, Shirley Bunton
SiblingsJennifer Ford
NicknamesThomas Ford , Thomas Carlyle Ford , Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford
AwardsSatellite Auteur Award (2016), Style Icon Award (1999), International Award – Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA, 1995), Geoffery Beene Lifetime Achievement Award (2014, CFDA), VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards)
NominationsBritish GQ's 50 best-dressed men in Britain (2015), International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame (2004), Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award (2004), DNR's Person of the Year (2007), André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
MoviesA Single Man (2009), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Quantum of Solace (2008), Zoolander (2001), Quantum of Solace (2008)
TV ShowsLady Gaga: I Want Your Love (Video short, 2015, designer), Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008), Made in Hollywood (2009-2016), Good Morning America (2016), Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007), The Anniversary Party (2001), Charlie Rose (TV Series, 1999-2009)

Interesting Facts

1Considers himself, first and foremost, a commercial designer who finds that filmmaking is what really speaks to his true artistic side.
2Counts George Cukor as one of his all-time favorite film directors and Cukor's Dinner at Eight (1933) as his all-time favorite film.
3Is a staunch democrat who declined an offer to dress Melania Trump way before she ever became First Lady.
4Pioneered the "see now, buy now" fashion philosophy whereby prospective customers can immediately purchase his product and not have to typically wait for several months after a line of clothing has been showcased at fashion shows.
5For First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Buckingham Palace (May 2011), Ford designed a white gown with a crisscross halter neckline and arm-length gloves for the regal occasion.
6During the interim between his directorial debut with A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016), Tom opened a reported 100 stores worldwide.
7In 2013 hip-hop artist Jay Z dedicated a song to him simply titled "Tom Ford" (from the album "Magna Carta Holy Grail").
8First met partner Richard Buckley in 1986 at a fashion show in New York when he was just 25 and Buckley was 38. At the time Buckley was fashion editor of "Women's Wear Daily". Ford and Buckley tied the knot in 2014 after same-sex marriage was legalized in the US.
9Favorite fashion critic is Suzy Menkes and favorite film critic is Peter Travers.
10Throughout his illustrious career Tom has lived in Paris, Los Angeles and London where he maintains a home and business office and where his son was partly schooled.
11Directed one Oscar nominated performance, Colin Firth in A Single Man (2009).
12Companion of fashion writer Richard Buckley since 1987.
13Started his own line of menswear in 2006 after a promising liaison with Gucci and later Yves Saint Laurent.
14He joined Gucci in 1990 as a designer when the company was on the brink of bankruptcy. In 1994 he was promoted to creative director. By the time he left 10 years later (in 2004), Gucci was turning over profits in excess of $4 billion per annum.
15Grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
16American fashion designer. He is known for his legendary turnaround of Gucci.


1Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I think there needs to be - I don't really like the word moral - a moral to the story. You need to think about it. Things can be entertaining, but if you leave the theater and it doesn't stay with you, doesn't haunt you, doesn't challenge you, then it's not successful, for me. So I hope to make films that make one think. [2016]
2People don't understand it and they will probably laugh when they read this, but fashion is one of the most grueling, brutal industries in the world because we create a constant stream of product that is perishable. And it's speeding up so fast. People consume. They're bored. They consume. They're bored. They consume. They're bored.
3[observation, 2016] I am hoping for a Democratic president - though a female President won't be able to wear my clothes because they're too expensive. And I think that's absolutely right.
4I had a tiny bit of fashion training, but not really. I had no formal training as a film director either.
5If you spend an hour and a half in a movie theater, it should challenge you.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsBreakthrough DirectingNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016Auteur AwardSatellite Awards
2016Silver LionVenice Film FestivalGrand Jury PrizeNocturnal Animals (2016)
2011BodilBodil AwardsBest American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)A Single Man (2009)
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - Audience AwardA Single Man (2009)
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - International CompetitionA Single Man (2009)
2010AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearA Single Man (2009)Chris Weitz

Andrew Miano

Robert Salerno
2010Guild Film Award - GoldGuild of German Art House CinemasForeign Film (Ausländischer Film)A Single Man (2009)
2009Queer LionVenice Film FestivalA Single Man (2009)
2007Vito Russo AwardGLAAD Media Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureNocturnal Animals (2016)
2017Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016Bronze HorseStockholm Film FestivalBest FilmNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBest FilmNocturnal Animals (2016)
2016WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayNocturnal Animals (2016)
2011RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)A Single Man (2009)
2010Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedA Single Man (2009)David Scearce
2010Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayA Single Man (2009)David Scearce
2010Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First ScreenplayA Single Man (2009)David Scearce
2010Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureA Single Man (2009)Chris Weitz (producer)

Andrew Miano (producer)

Robert Salerno (producer)
2010ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayA Single Man (2009)David Scearce
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First FeatureA Single Man (2009)
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First ScreenplayA Single Man (2009)David Scearce
2009ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest First FeatureA Single Man (2009)
2009Golden LionVenice Film FestivalA Single Man (2009)
2002International AwardMTV Asia AwardsFavorite Fashion Designer



Nocturnal Animals2016
A Single Man2009


Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye2013Video shortTom Ford (uncredited)
Zoolander2001Tom Ford


Nocturnal Animals2016screenplay by
A Single Man2009written for the screen by


Nocturnal Animals2016producer
A Single Man2009producer

Costume Department

Quantum of Solace2008tailored clothing: Daniel Craig


Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself2016grateful acknowledgment
Still Alice2014special thanks
Valentino: The Last Emperor2008Documentary thanks: un grazie gigantesco
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe2007Documentary thanks
The Anniversary Party2001thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film


Le grand journal de Canal+2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Che tempo che fa2009TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1999-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2009TV Series
A Single Man: Making of a Single Man2009Video documentary shortHimself
Valentino: The Last Emperor2008DocumentaryHimself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Visual Acoustics2008DocumentaryHimself
La nudité toute nue2007TV Movie documentary
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2007TV SpecialHonoree
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York2007TV MovieHimself
Iconoclasts2005TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin1997TV SeriesHimself
1996 VH1 Fashion Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Show Business1992TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2017TV SeriesHimself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Film Awards2016VideoHimself
Film '722016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
World Film Report2016TV SeriesHimself
73rd Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony2016TV MovieHimself - Winner
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Supporting Actor-TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
IHeartRadio Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The CNBC Conversation2015TV SeriesHimself
Mademoiselle C2013DocumentaryHimself
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's2013DocumentaryHimself
Fashion!2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind2011TV Series documentaryHimself
McQueen and I2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHimself
La noche de los Oscar2010TV MovieHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gomorron2010TV SeriesHimself - Om A Single Man
Brit Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Culture Show2010TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2016TV SeriesHimself - Director 'Nocturnal Animals'
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