Edith Flagg Net Worth
Edith Flagg net worth: Edith Flagg was a Romanian-born fashion designer who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. Edith Flagg was born in Romania on November 1, 1919 and left for Vienna, Austria at the age of 15 to study fashion. She fled Austria at the age of 19 to escape the Nazis and sadly her first husband died in a concentration camp. Edith, her second husband, and son were part of the Dutch Resistance during World War II. They later relocated to the United States in the 1940s, where she began what would become an incredibly successful career in women's fashion. She launched Edith Flagg, Inc. in 1956, and the clothing line remained popular, and relevant, until she retired the company in 2000. She famously brought polyester to America after finding the fabric in Switzerland. Throughout it's nearly 50 years, the line was well known for its popular dresses. Both Edith and her husband wrote articles and editorials for Women's Wear Daily and California Apparel News. They also co-authored a weekly column called, "By the Way". Additionally, both she and her husband were members of the Advisory Board of Directors of Manufacturers Bank. She has recently returned to public attention, as her grandson, Josh Flagg, is currently featured on the reality series, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. She and her grandson had an extremely close relationship and he would often visit her for guidance and conversation on the show. Flagg also made a name for herself over the course of her life through her philanthropic works. She was a regular donor to the United Jewish Welfare Fund, as well as the City of Hope private hospital located in California. After retiring in 2000 to devote herself to philanthropy full-time, she even donated the proceeds from her book A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me to the Jewish Federation. On August 13, 2014 Edith passed away at the age of 94.