Tommy Hilfiger, man behind the name

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Tommy Hilfiger as a guest at the Danish Design school

Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion designer best known for his classic American style clothing. He is the founder of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, which produces a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Hilfiger’s designs are often characterized by bright colors, preppy styles, and signature details such as the flag logo. He has also collaborated with a number of other designers and celebrities to create limited-edition collections.

BirthMarch 24, 1951 Elmira, New York, U.S.
OccupationFashion designer, businessman
Height169 cm (5ft 5)
Weight70 – 75 kg (154 – 165 Ibs)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Net worth$400 million


Childhood & Early Life

Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Born in New York City in 1951, he was raised in Elmira, New York. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Europe; his father came from Germany and his mother from Poland.

Tommy studied at FIT, where he graduated with a degree in textile design after only two years of study there (the school usually takes four years). After graduating from FIT he began working for Anne Klein II as an assistant designer before starting his own company with former classmate Calvin Klein Jr., who would later go on to start his own successful fashion line along with Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta.

Early Successes

Young Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

Hilfiger began his career in 1978 when he launched his first line of men’s shirts with $150,000 from investors at age 21. In 1981 he began licensing fragrances for men and women; by 1982 sales were over $100 million annually for both labels combined. In 1988 he designed a line of sportswear called Tommy Jeans Co., which was sold through Macy’s department stores.

In 1992 Hilfiger introduced a new fragrance called Tommy Girl; it became an instant success thanks largely to its catchy slogan (“Do You Know Me?”). By 1993 sales had topped $1 billion, making him America’s undisputed king among clothing designers and retailers

The brands Logo

Net worth

Tommy Hilfiger’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million.

Family & Relationships

Tommy Hilfiger is married to Dee Ocleppo, a former model. The couple have two children together, a daughter named Ally and a son named Richard. Hilfiger also has three children from his previous marriage to Susie Hilfiger: Andrew, Elizabeth, and Kathleen. He is also the stepfather of Dee’s daughter, Alexandra.

Interesting to know

Tommy Hilfiger’s early jobs were in his father’s store and a clothing factory. In 1977, he moved to New York City and began working as a salesman at Macy’s.

Hilfiger has been inducted into both the Fashion Hall of Fame as well as The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Hall of Fame for his contributions to American fashion design

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