Calvin Klein Net Worth

Calvin Klein Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Calvin Klein net worth is
$700 Million

Calvin Klein Wiki Biography

Calvin Richard Klein was born on 19 September 1942, in The Bronx, New York City USA into a Jewish family, with his father an immigrant from Hungary and his mother from Austria. Calvin Klein is known  as a prominent fashion designer and a businessman, with his name prominent in many outlets around the world.

So just how rich is Calvin Klein? According to sources, Calvin’s net worth amounts to an impressive total of $700 million, which wealth he largely owes to the fashion house that he founded which is called “Calvin Klein Inc.”.  Among his assets is an ocean-front estate in Southhampton, New York bought in 2003, which Calvin demolished and replaced with a $75 million glass-and-concrete mansion.

Calvin Klein Net Worth $700 Million

Calvin Klein attended the High School for Art and Design, and then attended, but never graduated from, New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology; however, he did receive an honorary Doctorate in 2003. Calvin Klein began his working life in 1962 as an apprentice for Dan Millstein, who was a traditional manufacturer of cloaks and suits. Calvin Klein then spent five years working as a designer in various shops in New York before launching his own company.“Calvin Klein Inc.”, which he founded in 1968 with a budget of $10,000, focusing primarily on selling coats and dresses aimed at the youth population. By the year 1971, Calvin Klein had expanded his sales and added classic blazers, sportswear and lingerie to his collection of women’s clothing.

Several years later Klein received a COTY American Fashion Critics’ Award in 1973 for his collection of womens wear that consisted of 74 pieces, making him the youngest recipient of the award at the time. Klein went on to win the award again in 1974 and 1975. By the year of 1977, his annual revenues reached $30 million, and as a result, increased Klein’s personal net worth to $4 million. That same year, Klein expanded the company’s products and added scarves, shoes, belts, and sunglasses and later signed licenses for cosmetics, jeans, as well as menswear. “Calvin Klein Inc.” success came with the different outlook on men’s underwear. Instead of selling the usual white and boring underwear, Klein’s head of menswear design, John Varvatos ,created a hybrid of briefs and boxer shorts that were called “boxer briefs”. Greeted as “one of the greatest apparel revolutions of the century”, boxer briefs became even more famous due to various advertisements that featured Mark Wahlberg.

A year later, Calvin Klein was named “America’s Best Designer”, but then surprising news came in 1999 when it was announced that the “Calvin Klein Inc.” company was being sold. The company was finally sold in 2002 to “Philips Van Heusen Corp”, which is an American clothing company, for $400 million in cash, including $30 million in stock, as well as licensing rights and loyalties. It could be said that Calvin Klein came out of the deal unharmed as he managed to gain a substantial amount of money that added to his net worth. A year after the deal with “Phillips Van Heusen Corp”, Calvin Klein purchased the aforementioned estate in Southampton Village in Long Island, New York where he usually resides.

In addition to the awards that Klein has received for his intricate designs, Klein earned a place on the International Best Dressed List and was rewarded with Councils of Fashion Designs of America awards in 1981, 1983 and 1993. Calvin Klein has remained a truly inspirational figure in the fashion industry.

In his personal life, Calvin Klein has been married to Jayne Centre(1965-74) with whom he has a daughter. He was also married to Kelly Rector(1986-2006) although they separated in 1996. Calvin is known to be a supporter of the Democratic Party, to which he has donated considerable sums over the years.

Full NameCalvin Klein
Net Worth$700 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 19, 1942
Place Of BirthThe Bronx
Height1.75 m
ProfessionBusinessperson, Fashion designer
EducationFashion Institute of Technology, High School of Art and Design
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseKelly Rector, Jayne Centre Klein
ChildrenMarci Klein
ParentsFlore Stern, Leo Klein
SiblingsAlexis Klein, Barry Klein
NicknamesRichard Klein , Calvin Richard Klein
1There's an awareness of fashion in this country, and it's not limited to gay people.
2People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
3I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.
4I'm neither Democrat nor Republican.
5I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
6I've met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein; they thought it was just the name of a product.
7I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
8I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape.
9I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it.
10There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they're not afraid of it.
11I'm a sexual person, and that's reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.
12I'm more offended when someone's killed on television than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual. So what?
13I don't trust a lot of journalists.
14Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
15We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
16When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.
17I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous.
18My men's-underwear print ads are very popular!
19Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working.
20Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do.
21What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all!
22People read things into my commercials that don't even exist.
23Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men's fashion. How much can you do with men's clothes?
24I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body.
25We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
26There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
27People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive.
28When I get into bed at night, I hope I don't get into it alone!
29Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
30Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store.
31My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.
32I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.
33It seems there's always another rumor about my life; some people are simply talked about more than others.
34I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
35I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain.
36I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me.
37You don't only worry about the people who hate or resent you; in a way, you're more worried about the people who love you.
38AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
39I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear.
40Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price.
41I don't think about my fame very much.
42People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people.
43I've been strong and determined all my life about many things I've wanted.
44If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
45I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear.
46I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill.
47I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
48It's fun seeing my label on someone's behind - I like that.
49The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
50If you really love someone and care about him, you can survive many difficulties.
51No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
52I'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else.
53The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product.
54I still drink vodka; I'm not an advocate of drinking, but I'm no angel. I don't like grass, because it just makes me hungry.
1Grew up in The Bronx as son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants.
2Received the Coty Award for three consecutive years from 1973 to 1975.
3Best known for his 1970s jeans, famously advertised with a commercial featuring Brooke Shields, and 1990s underwear collection, promoted with giant billboards showing Mark Wahlberg.
4Father of Marci Klein.
5World famous fashion designer, launching his label Calvin Klein Inc. in 1968.

Costume Department

The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV Special gown: Ms. Irving
Players1979wardrobe: Miss MacGraw


30 Rock2009TV SeriesCalvin Klein


The Tyra Banks Show2008TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Quello che le ragazze non dicono2000thanks
The Christmas List1997TV Movie special thanks


The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Designer
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now2012DocumentaryHimself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
American Fashion Awards1999TV Special
Undressed: Fashion in the Twentieth Century1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Fashion Designer

Archive Footage

E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Headliners & Legends: Brooke Shields2001TV Movie documentaryHimself

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