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Donatella Versace was born on 2 May 1955, in Reggio Calabria, Italy, and is a fashion designer considered to be one of the most successful in the world, and therefore one of the most influential.

So just how rich is Donatella Versace? Sources estimate that Donatella has an impressive net worth of over $200 million dollars, with her main source of wealth coming from the Versace Group, of which she is currently a Vice-President and holds 20% of the stock. Beside the income Donatella gets as a stock holder, she works as a chief designer in the company, and also has her own clothing line called “Versus” launched in 1980s which contributes greatly to Donatella’s net worth.

Donatella Versace Net Worth $200 Million

Donatella had a sense of fashion from an early age, as her father was a dressmaker. It was no surprise that she was more than eager to join her brother Gianni after he established the Versace Group in 1978. Ooriginally Donatella wanted to work in PR, but her brother apparently saw her as a muse and valued her criticism, therefore Donatella joined Gianni as a knitwear designer and became involved in the daily routine of the fashion world. After Gianni was murdered in 1997, Donatella took the company’s wheel and looking at her net worth today it was the best decision she ever made.

Donatella Versace transformed the company into one of the biggest fashion companies ever to exist. Donatella decided to hire well-known faces to promote Versace, so such celebrities as Demi Moore, Elton John, and Madonna have graced the catwalk wearing Donatella’s creations, which created great press coverage, and thus accumulated a high sums into Donatella’s net worth. Having friends in high society, Donatella promoted her creations not only on the catwalk but also on the red carpet. Such celebrities as Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Lady Gaga and many other have walked red carpet wearing gorgeous Versace garments. Besides clothing, Versace Group also has launched a successful line of perfume, which adds grandiose sums of money to Donatella’s net worth.

Having unlimited potential, Donatella Versace does not limit herself with only designing clothes and perfume. Donatella, using her PR skills and also skill as a business lady, manages a successful chain of five star hotels and has launched her own jewellery collection. What is more, in 2005 Donatella tried her designer’s abilities in the car industry. She designed a MINI Cooper Cabrio which was painted in bright yellow and black colours, with seats decorated with Versace logo. These projects, most certainly, have boosted Donatella Versace’s net worth.

What is more, Donatella Versace has added a great sum to her net worth by appearing on TV and the big screen in such projects as “Ugly Betty” alongside America Ferrera, Vanessa L. Williams and Eric Mabius, “Zoolander” starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell.

In her personal life, tragedy struck when her brother Gianni was murdered in 1997, after which she was known to become drug-reliant. Donatella married American model Paul Beck in 1986, and they have two children, but are divorced . As might be expected, Donatella’s mansion in Milan, Italy is anything but simple. Elite furniture in the two-floor apartment could apparently make an emperor jealous.

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Zoolander 2001 Donatella Versace (uncredited)

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' 2005 Short wardrobe designer



America's Next Top Model 2008 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Die Another Day 2002 special thanks



The Fashion Awards 2016: Red Carpet Highlights 2016 Short Herself
Franca: Chaos and Creation 2016 Documentary Herself
Dior et Moi 2014 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Mademoiselle C 2013 Documentary Herself
The Client 2011 Documentary short
The Day Before 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
Oi Fashion Rocks 2009 TV Movie Herself
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala 2009 TV Movie Herself
Valentino: The Last Emperor 2008 Documentary Herself
Quelli che... il calcio 2008 TV Series Herself
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York 2007 TV Movie Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007 TV Series Herself
The 2006 World Music Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
The Devil Wears Prada 2006 Herself (uncredited)
2005 Women's World Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Bambi Verleihung 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Christina Aguilera: Stripped Live in the UK 2004 Video documentary Herself
Sanremo fashion 2004 TV Movie Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
American Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special
MTV Europe Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Herself - Presenter
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Absolut Versace at the Harlem Cotton Club 1997 TV Short Herself
1996 VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself

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2002 International Award MTV Asia Awards Favorite Fashion Designer

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1 Lady Gaga, a friend of hers, wrote the 'Artpop' (2013) song "Donatella" as a homage to the Versace creative director. Gaga said it's her "love letter" to the designer, whom she collaborated with on one of her tours wardrobe.
2 Aunt of oldest brother Santo's two children, Francesca and Antonio Versace.
3 Has had cameo appearances in many movies including Zoolander (2001) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
4 Released a joint statement with her ex-husband John that their daughter Allegra was in treatment for anorexia (27 March 2007).
5 Her daughter, Allegra, is in treatment for anorexia [March 26, 2007].
6 Has a daughter, Allegra (born 30 June 1986), and a son, Daniel (born 1989), with American model Paul Beck.
7 Appeared with Maya Rudolph at the VH1/Vogue Fashion awards in October 2002. Rudolph has famously parodied Versace on Saturday Night Live (1975).
8 Younger sister of the late designer Gianni Versace.
9 In 1997, following the death of her brother Gianni Versace, she became Vice Chairman and Style & Image Director of the House of Versace.

1 I think there was a time when I was too strict and controlling. I think I asphyxiated my children.
2 We all retire one day. If we want to, if we don't want to.
3 I think my own look makes people think I'm tough, but when they get to know me I'm very different.
4 I studied at a university in Florence and finished my degree. My mother was very strict about this recipe: You need to get your degree.
5 I know who the Versace woman is, because I wear the clothes myself.
6 How do I keep young? Haven't you heard? I sleep every night in the deep freezer!
7 Fashion is not frivolous.
8 For me, music gives a voice to fashion.
9 For so long Versace couture was identified with celebrities and music, which I love. But at the same time it could overwhelm the clothes.
10 In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame.
11 My mother didn't want me to be in fashion. She was in the fashion business, so was my brother, and she thought it was too crazy for me. She wanted me to be married with children, to be independent, yes, but not to have a crazy life.
12 I'm a feminist. I want to fight, but I don't see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don't help each other, especially in fashion.
13 In fashion, women have more sensitivity, more sense of the body, so they know how things fit and feel. Yet there are not many women who study fashion. It's ridiculous.
14 At that time of the supermodels, celebrities didn't want to be in fashion; they thought they were more intellectual and interesting than anyone in fashion.
15 Women are all the same; we want to be smaller in the waist, longer legs, slimmer. I design for women and their defects, to make them better.
16 You couldn't define the '80s when the '80s were happening. We kept changing. We had shoulder pads, then we didn't. It was revealing, and then it was decoration. It was a lot of things at once. It was defined when it was over.
17 People are always surprised when they spend time with my children by how normal they are. They're polite. They're well mannered. They're very down to earth, in a way.
18 I was a fashion addict by the time I was 11 years old. I'd wear a miniskirt and patent-leather boots.
19 Women should be sure of themselves because women have a lot of capacities. We can achieve so many different things that men cannot. I think women are stronger.
20 Sometimes big designers are afraid that people won't recognize them if they change that much.
21 I do think that exercise is important, not only to keep you in shape but also for your state of mind. However, I am not fanatical about it.
22 I think people need to see Prince live to really understand how remarkable he is.
23 I have long been a fan and enthusiast where art is concerned.
24 Hollywood is a very inspiring place.
25 To define the era we live in is very difficult. How do we define it? We define it by music.
26 Gianni created the whole thing. I came later and helped him.
27 My muse changes all the time because I think every designer is a bit of a muse for themselves in a way - they just don't want to say it.
28 For me the safety pin is about rebellion, and I'm punk in the soul.
29 I don't like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion.
30 I don't like my physique at all.
31 New York is full of creative people, not only in fashion.
32 When my mother did fittings for her clients, I was hiding, looking at these beautiful ladies try on these fantastic clothes. I was dreaming as a small child to try these clothes on myself.
33 When I work, I wear pants usually because I want to be comfortable. I wear dark colors, especially in winter, because I don't want to concentrate on myself but on what I'm working on. Because I really, really love clothes, I can start to think too much about myself. It's distracting.
34 I think people need to see Prince live to really understand how remarkable he is. He has always been inspiring because he is never afraid to break rules or barriers or invent something new - and if you love fashion, then you need to be able to do that.
35 I'm a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it's frivolous or superficial, but it's not that way at all. It's actually very hard work.
36 To be Catholic puts a lot of fear in you. It's a great religion, but also one that can limit your experience. You fear experience because everything is a sin.
37 Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time.
38 I wake up at about the same time every day. I sleep well and wake without an alarm clock.
39 I've learned how to appreciate what I have. And it's a lot. I'm very lucky.
40 The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.
41 I have to say, I grew up with fashion because my mother was a seamstress, and she had an atelier. She would cut the first pattern, and then she had people working for her. So I grew up in an atelier, watching people all around me sewing. I was fascinated.
42 Showing your femininity should help your career and not go against your career. Dressing like a man, using the suit to look powerful - that was the '80s, and that didn't help women.
43 I'm like a little kid when it comes to music. I mean, the music is always blasting wherever I am that people always knock on my door and say, 'It's too loud!' But I think music gives so much inspiration.
44 Plus-sized women shouldn't think of themselves as a size. They should think of themselves as women with rich goals in life. Size doesn't mean, really, anything. You can carry your size with pride and dress in a way that you like.
45 If I could dress anyone, I'd like to dress the Queen - she can handle anything. I'd put her in black - she never wears black - and add a little leather, maybe. A little rock n' roll.
46 Some men look great unshaven; others just look like they forgot to shave. Beards and mustaches can be really distinctive if you go for an earthy, rock-and-roll look like the Kings of Leon or the Killers.
47 You can never forget the time you're living in because the past is the past and it will never come back. So to adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you're living in is the most important thing.
48 A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality.
49 I don't even know what my natural colour is. Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in totally natural for women. For me, natural has something to do with vegetables.
50 When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality.
51 I like to eat. Definitely. I love sitting around a table with my friends. But I don't know how to cook anything.
52 As with most things in my life, I believe you should try to enjoy yourself and never feel like you are a slave to a routine.
53 The man of the millennium is much more liberated than the man of the '90s.
54 Powerful women intimidate men. If she's a really well-known woman, she has a career, she's famous - in that case, men are really afraid.
55 Many young people don't know what Versace represent. I want to show what makes Versace an iconic brand.
56 In mythology, the Medusa can petrify people with a look - which is a good thing, I think. But the Medusa is a unique symbol - something strong. It's about going all the way.
57 I don't see anybody categorized as a 'fashion diva,' except for me! And I like that. I am thought of as a diva because I wear an evening dress and I take care of my look when I go out. I go to parties regarding business, not for fun. And that's why they call me a 'diva.'
58 I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There's so much more to it than knitwear - it's an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic.
59 The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She's a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there's no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.
60 Scent is very important. Strong fragrances suit some men, while citrus types suit others. I like my men to smell fresh and woody, but also like a man.
61 Let's just say beauty inspires me. But I like all beauty - I think it really comes from the inside out.
62 I love Alexander McQueen. I like the construction of his suits. I think it's fantastic.
63 Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
64 You can have small moments of happiness in life. You certainly can't expect years and years of it.
65 I love the mix of people who hang out at nightclubs now. Their individuality is an inspiration to me. The music they listen to, the clothes they wear and the way they wear them defines a street style that I love.
66 On a hanger, no dress is sexy. It's just fabric on a hanger.
67 I understand that the rule of fashion is to change, even as a successful designer - you do not want to be stuck in the same rut.
68 It's very important for a brand to have an identity through the years, but it's very important as well to evolve because times change so fast.
69 In fashion, only sexy won't go out of fashion.
70 Something has to change in the world. Without change, young people will have no future.
71 I like perfume and flowers.
72 Fashion is a weapon that you can use when you need it.
73 The three biggest fashion mistakes are cheap suits, shoes, and shirts. Spend your money on something good.
74 Some say the economy means that you have to persuade people to invest in clothes - to buy less things but more expensive things. I disagree - invest in jewelry, or a house, maybe, but not in fashion.
75 Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
76 I think men know to seduce women though words and conversation and nice gestures. That's much sexier than when a man uses muscle.
77 Lady Gaga is the present and the future. She is the most revolutionary and inspirational artist. She is fearless and daring.
78 I have an image of what a British gentleman looks like, and that image finds real expression in Prince Charles. He is beyond fashion - he is an archetype of style.
79 I find older men more attractive than boys. I need a man who can teach me a thing or two.
80 My style is not that big. I wear heels, tight pants, and I wear diamonds.
81 It would be very easy for us to do a collection that everybody would like and not criticize. But criticism is a part of life. You have to take it.
82 In my life I had no other choice than to become a strong person.
83 In order to be responsible, you need some discipline in your life. For a while I lost mine.
84 Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine.
85 I always wear high heels - I simply feel naked without them.
86 I think glamour all the time. I wake up in the morning and I'm already thinking glamour.
87 It's no good being too easily swayed by people's opinions. You have to believe in yourself.
88 The suit does not represent the businessman anymore. Nor does the loud shirt represent the rock star. The same man can now wear both.
89 Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.
90 Elegance is always in style for men. There are all different kinds of elegance. It can be silk, it can be a T-shirt.
91 During the eighties and nineties, people wanted to be chic, elegant, bourgeois.
92 Die and born again, die and born again. It's the story of my life.
93 In order to be responsible, you need some discipline in your life.
94 I love anyone who breaks the rules, and musicians always break the rules - in an aggressive way.
95 You can't pretend that everybody likes Versace. It would be boring. It's better to create a reaction than to create no reaction. That's dangerous.

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