Vidal Sassoon Net Worth

Vidal Sassoon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Vidal Sassoon net worth is
$150 Million

Vidal Sassoon Wiki Biography

Vidal Sassoon was born on the 17th January 1928, in Hammersmith, London, UK, of Jewish ancestry, and was a hairdresser and businessman. He became known as ‘the man who launched the bob cut’ in the 1960s, a style followed by actors and in the media. This fit in the mind of that time with short and sleek lines in fashion, such as the mini-skirt. He passed away in 2012.

How much is the net worth of Vidal Sassoon? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the size of his wealth is as much as $130 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017.

Vidal Sassoon Net Worth $130 Million

To begin with, the boy was raised in Hammersmith by his parents Nathan Sassoon and Betty Bellin. Due to the poor financial condition of the family, Sassoon started working early – his mother quickly saw his talents, and sent him to a hairdressing salon at the age of 14. He started as a shampoo boy, which later became his nickname. After World War II, Sassoon became a member of the anti-fascist group 43 Group, then n 1948 fought in the Israeli army during the Arab-Israeli War.

In 1954, he opened his first salon in London, which was followed by stores in other cities such as New York. The bob cut broke in 1963 – film director Roman Polański paid Sassoon $5,000 for the original haircut of the star Mia Farrow for his movie “Rosemary’s Baby”. After gaining a following for his stylings, he moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, where he opened the world’s first salon chain, accompanied by a line of hair care products. Overall, he managed to expand his business into a chain of 25 private beauty salons and four beauty academies, Sassoon developed its own line of hair care products under the brand Vidal Sassoon, which he sold to Richardson Vicks in 1982, then founded the Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), an apolitical information centre. Later, he financed the Boys Clubs of America financially, an organization that is responsible for after school activities for young people. He also supported Los Angeles Music Centre, as well as projects in Israel.

Vicks subsequently came into the hands of Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1985, and was gradually reduced in favour of their own brand, Pantene, so that they didn’t have to pay royalties to Sassoon. In 2003, P&G decided to put the brand name on ice, and Sassoon applied a lawsuit against P&G, as they were destroying his brand name. This trial was ultimately settled out of court.

Today there is a professional line of hair care products called Sassoon. He sold his hairdressing salons in 2002 to the Regis Corporation, the largest hairdressing company in the world.

In 2009, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 2010, a documentary was made about his life and work entitled simply “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie”.

Finally, in the personal life of Sassoon, he was married four times and fathered four children. He was married to Elaine Wood (1956 – 1958), Beverly Adams (1967 – 1980), Jeanette Hartford-Davis (divorsed) and Rhonda Holbrook (1992 – until his death). One of his children was the actress Catya Sassoon, who died in 2002 at the age of 33 after a heart attack brought on by an overdose of cocaine and hydromorphone.

He died at the age of 84, on the 9th May 2012, in Los Angeles, California – it had been known for some time that he was suffering from leukemia.

Full NameVidal Sassoon
Net Worth$150 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1928, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
DiedMay 9, 2012, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthHammersmith
ProfessionHairdresser, Businessperson, Philanthropist
SpouseRhonda "Ronnie" Holbrook (m. 1992–2012), Beverly Adams (m. 1967–1981), Elaine Wood (m. 1956–1958)
ChildrenCatya Sassoon, Eden Sassoon, David Sassoon, Elan Sassoon
ParentsNathan Sassoon, Betty Bellin
SiblingsIvor Sassoon
NicknamesVidal Sassoon, CBE
MoviesVidal Sassoon The Movie (2010), Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up (2002), Rosemary's Baby (1968)
TV ShowsThe Carol Burnett Show (1967-1968), The Wild Affair (1965), Be My Guest (1965)
1[on Kim Basinger] She's a positive, positive delight. I think we have the makings of a star. First of all, she has the most sensual lips in the business.
1When starting out he once roomed with struggling actors and friends Michael Caine and Terence Stamp.
2He is credited with pioneering the "bob" hairstyle popularized by Mia Farrow and Mary Quant, etc.
3Beverly Hills, California [February 2011]
4His personal appearances in many of his earlier advertisements usually ended with his announcement: "I'm Vidal Sassoon, and if you don't look good - we don't look good".
5He founded the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He was awarded the Magnes Award in recognition of his humanitarianism. He served as an Honorary Governor of the Hebrew University's International Board of Governors and as Honorary Vice President of the National American Friends of Hebrew University and as President Emeritus of American Friends of Hebrew University's Western Region.
6He studied at the Essendine Road Primary School, a Christian School, before being evacuated to Holt, Wiltshire, England during World War II.
7He spent 7 years in a Jewish Orphanage after his father, Jack Sassoon, abandoned his family for another woman. His younger brother, Ivor Sassoon, died at 46 years old. His father's family was from Thessalonniki, Greece and his mother's family was from Spain.
8He founded the Vidal Sassoon International Study for Anti-Semitism. He fought for Israel in the Arab-Israeli War in 1948. During World War II, he was a member of the 43 Group, a Jewish veterans militia organization that broke up fascist meetings in East London, England.
9He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the British Hairdressing Industry business and charities.
10Did Glenda Jackson's hair for her Oscar-winning performance in Women in Love (1969).
11Hair stylist to the stars.
12Life-long fan of Chelsea Football Club, London, England.
13Father of Catya Sassoon, (1968-2002) Oley Sassone, Eden Sassoon (born in 1973), Elan Sasson (born in 1970) and David Sassoon.

Make Up Department

Rosemary's Baby1968hair styles creator: Miss Farrow
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1968TV Series wig creator - 17 episodes
The Wild Affair1965hair stylist: Ms. Kwan
Be My Guest1965hair stylist: Miss Blair


Hair World2005Video documentary thanks


Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
CNBC Meets2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Hairdresser
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV Series
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHimself
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie2010DocumentaryHimself
Confidential2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Fame, Fashion and Photography: The Real Blow Up2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton2001DocumentaryHimself
Melinda's Big Night In1999TV SeriesHimself
Kicking & Screaming1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Clive James' Postcard from...1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning Britain1986TV SeriesHimself
The British Connection1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bitte umblättern1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHimself
Punchlines!1983TV SeriesHimself
The Time of Your Life1983TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope for President1980TV Special
Your New Day1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1979TV SeriesHimself - Hair Stylist / Himself - Co-Host
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1977TV SeriesHimself
Donahue1976TV SeriesHimself
The Norman Gunston Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1970TV Series documentaryHimself
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
Della1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Nelson Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Maurice Woodruff Predicts1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Match Game1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
What's My Line?1969TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dolly Story1968Documentary short
Dee Time1967TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1967TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Hollywood Lives2009TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Bad Hair Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself

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