You might think that to become incredibly wealthy you need to be a big-time banker, a pitcher with a 100 MPH fast ball, or an actor with a flawless face and bulging muscles – but there’s another option. Fashion designers, especially those who run high-end, eponymous labels rake in the dough. Just think about all that money that Russian billionaires, Manhattan housewives, and nouveau-riche rappers spend on high-end clothing. Where does it go? A shocking percentage goes to the men and women who design (and own) the labels.
Who are these fashion designers? Well, we did some digging and ranked the 10 wealthiest fashion designers in the world. Click through the gallery above to see who they are.