Virgil Abloh Biography
Virgil Abloh was born in 1980 in Rockford, Illinois USA of Ghanaian parentage, and is a DJ, creative designer and art director, best known to the world for his Milan-based fashion label Off-White. He is also known for serving as the art director on a collaborative album between Jay-Z and Kanye West “Watch the Throne” (2011).
Have you ever wondered how rich Virgil Abloh is, as of late 2017? Abloh’s wealth is estimated by authoritative source at $3 million, thanks to his success particularly as a fashion designer, but from the beginning of his work in the early years of the millennium.
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Virgil’s parents are Ghanaian immigrants. He spent his childhood in Chicago, and after finishing high school, Virgil enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from which he received a degree in Civil Engineering. However, he decided that he needed a wider education, and enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Technology, from which he obtained a Master of Architecture degree.
He first came to prominent notice in 2011, after working as an art director on the “Watch the Throne” album, recorded by the two rap stars Kanye West and Jay Z. The whole album became a huge hit as it achieved platinum status, spawning such hits as “H•A•M”, “Lift Off”, and “Why I Love You”, among others. Virgil himself received the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package nomination, propelling him into the industry. He then worked as a DJ, but in the upcoming years became more focused on the fashion industry, and launched a streetwear brand Pyrex Vision; unfortunately, this label closed after only a year.
However, Virgil didn’t drop out of his dreams, and in 2014 started another clothing brand, Off-White with headquarters in Milan. He has subsequently made available luxurious clothing for both men and women through his brand, and has collaborated with several renowned artists and designers, including Takashi Murakamias and Vanessa Beecroft. His net worth had grown accordingly.
Regarding his personal life, Virgil has been married to Shannon since 2009, however, there is no information whether the couple has children or not. Other aspects of his private life are unknown in the media.
|Date Of Birth||1980|
|Place Of Birth||Rockford, Illinois USA|
|Education||University of Wisconsin-Madison, Illinois Institute of Technology|
|Nominations||Grammy Award for Best Recording Package, CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent|