Inside the world of designer Tom Ford, set to become a billionaire after the US$2.8 billion Estée Lauder buyout. Photos: @tomford/Instagram, AFP, Handout
Inside the world of designer Tom Ford, set to become a billionaire after the US$2.8 billion Estée Lauder buyout. Photos: @tomford/Instagram, AFP, Handout

How Tom Ford built a billion-dollar brand: the US$2.8 billion Estée Lauder buyout adds zeros to his net worth, but the fashion maverick is also a fragrance king, property mogul and film director

  • Estée Lauder’s US$2.8 billion purchase of Tom Ford makes the namesake fashion designer a billionaire – but he didn’t build the era-defining brand overnight
  • Michelle Obama is a fan of the label, but the multi-hyphenate talent also directed two films – A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals – and built a property empire with husband Richard Buckley

Inside the world of designer Tom Ford, set to become a billionaire after the US$2.8 billion Estée Lauder buyout. Photos: @tomford/Instagram, AFP, Handout
Inside the world of designer Tom Ford, set to become a billionaire after the US$2.8 billion Estée Lauder buyout. Photos: @tomford/Instagram, AFP, Handout
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