Tory Burch Net Worth
Tory Burch Net Worth: Tory Burch is an American fashion designer, business woman and philanthropist who has a net worth of $1 billion. Tory Burch was born June 17, 1966 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and has been the recipient of several fashion awards for her designs. As of 2014, she was listed as the 79th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Her mother, actress Reva (Schapira) Robinson, notably dated both Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando. Her father, a wealthy investor named Ira Earl "Bud" Robinson, passed away in August of 2007. Her father's wealth stemmed from his inheritance of a stock exchange seat and a paper cup company. Also of interest, Burch's late father dated Grace Kelly (actress who later became Princess of Monaco when she wed Prince Rainier III). Tory Burch attended the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania where she rode horses, was captain of the tennis team and was a friend of jewelry designer Kara Ross. Her first job was at Benetton in the King of Prussia Mall in Prussia, Pennsylvania. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Burch majored in art history, graduated in 1988 and moved to New York City where she worked for Zoran, a Yugoslavian designer, followed by Harper's Bazaar magazine. She then moved into public relations and advertising positions at Vera Wang, Polo Ralph Lauren and Loewe (when Narciso Rodriguez was there). She eventually launched a fashion label, TRB by Tory Burch—later known as Tory Burch—in February 2004. The company has grown to include over 120 Tory Burch stores worldwide, including flagships in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Tokyo and Seoul and ecommerce sites in seven languages. Her style has been described as preppy-boho and preppy-bohemian luxe and is known for including her T-logo medallion.