On November 28, 2021, leading and visionary fashion designer Virgil Abloh’s death was confirmed and as per the source, he died because of cancer.
He is a fashion guru and renowned guy in the world of the fashion industry. Being director of the world’s biggest fashion company LVMH and is the founder of the company OFF WHITE, till now he has made a ton of money from his career.
Virgil Abloh Net Worth
As per the sources, Virgil Abloh’s net worth is estimated at $20 million.
His unique ideas of fashion and style with lots of dedication, hard work is the reason why his name is listed at the top of the fashion world. Talking about the success with this guy he never is happy without appreciation for Kanye West for his career boost.
When he was working as a fashion designer Kanye West quickly recognized his set of skills and hired him as a creative director for Kanye West’s brand Yeezy Boost. Soon, after working with Kanye his name began to shine in the fashion world.
How much does Virgil Abloh make a year?
Virgil was earning $10 million per year as a base salary at LVMH.
He has earned a lot of awards
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After he worked with Kanye West his demand flourished and he was soon recognized name in the fashion world with numerous awards in his name too.
Abloh received his first award in 2011 when his work designing the cover art for the 2011 Jay-Z/Kanye West album Watch the Throne received a Grammy award for best recording package.
Later, in 2015 Abloh’s Off-White became the finalist for the LVMH prize pool. At the contest, he was the only American guy to be nominated for the award.
In 2017, Abloh also received the Urban Luxe award at the British Fashion Awards. In the same year, he also earned International designer of the Year at the GQ men.
Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 listed his name out of two designers.
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami wrote a letter praising Abloh’s work.
In December 2018 he was honored as a leading innovator by Ebony Power 100 alongside SHAVONE. Finally, his last award was being nominated for 2019 Menswear Designer of the Year.
About Virgil Abloh
Abloh was born on September 30, 1980, in Rockford, Illinois. His family was Ghanaian immigrants. After they move to the USA, his father started to work as a manager at a paint company, and his mother used to sew other clothes to make money.
He started to study at Boylan Catholic High School in his childhood and later changed his school to Boylan Catholic High School.
Abloh completed his education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
Later, he received a Master of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2006. Abloh added that his interest in fashion started from IIT.
He used to design T-shirts and pants while he was studying architecture.
What Happened to Virgil?
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As per Virgil’s latest post, it was mentioned that he left the world at the age of 41. As per the source he died from cancer.
The post wrote: “He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture.”
“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues.”