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Donna Karan Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Donna Karan?

Donna Karan net worth:
$450 Million

Donna Karan information

Donna Karan information

Birth date: October 2, 1948
Birth place: Long Island, New York, USA
Profession:Costume Department, Costume Designer
Spouse:Stephan Weiss (m. 1983–2001), Mark Karan (m. 1973–1978)
Children:Corey Weiss, Gabby Karan De Felice
Books:My Journey, Donna Karan, New York

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Donna Karan was born as Donna Ivy Faske on the 2nd October 1948 in Queens, New York City, USA. She is a fashion designer, one of the most popular and influential all over the world, who is the creator of the DKNY and Donna Karan New York clothing labels. She is also the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Her career has been active since the 1960s.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Donna Karan as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the size of Donna`s net worth is over $450 million, which has been accumulated through her successful career in the fashion industry, during which she has collaborated with many popular magazines and celebrities.

Donna Karan Net Worth $450 Million

Donna Karan was brought up in a Jewish family by Gaby Faske, a tailor, and Helen Faske, who worked as a model. Thus, Donna was influenced by her mother, and after graduation from Hewlett High School, she enrolled at the Parsons School of Design, which enabled her to enter the world of fashion.
With the ending of the 1960s, as she was hired as Anne Klein`s assistant, and started to move up the ladder in the fashion industry. In 1971 she was assigned as associate designer, and in 1974, when Anne died and Takihyo Corporation of Japan became the new owner, Donna was promoted to head designer, together with Louis Dell’Ollio. Donna stayed in the company until 1985, when she decided to start her own fashion house. Her first collection was released in 1985, only dedicated to women. However, she soon started expanding her business, and in no time became popular because of her “Essential`s” line, which incorporated seven easy pieces of clothing, all of which could be mixed and matched. In 1988, Donna created the DKNY line for younger women – which stands for Donna Karan New York – and which is less expensive than her original Donna Karan line. Then in 1990, she launched a denim and jeans DKNY collection. Two years later, she started a DKNY men collection, and in 1993, she released the “Signature” line. Thanks to the success of her fashion house, Donna`s net worth increased by a large margin during those years.

Five years later, Donna decided to leave her position as CEO, but was still the chairwoman of the company, and also continued to work as a designer. However, in 2015, she stated that she was leaving her company for good, as she has decided to dedicate herself to personal life.

During her career, Donna has received several awards, including as the Menswear Designer of the Year 1992 and Womenswear Designer of the Year 1990 and 1996 given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Furthermore, Donna was inducted into the Coty Hall Of Fame in 1984.

When it comes to her personal life, Donna Karan was married twice. Her first husband was Mark Karan, from whom she divorced in 1978; the couple had a daughter. In 1983 she married Stephan Weiss, but she kept the surname of her ex-husband. Anyway, he worked with her in the Donna Karan Company, until he passed away from lung cancer in 2001. Donna is also known for her philanthropic work, as she established the Urban Zen Initiative with designer Sonja Nuttal, which has donated over $850,000 to Beth Israel Medical Center in NY.

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Costume Department

Costume Department

The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special wardrobe: Jason Alexander's tuxedo

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary uncredited



Bernard and Doris 2006 thanks
The Gingerbread Man 1998 thanks



Peter Marino: Beauty and Power 2015 Documentary post-production
Omg! Insider 2014 TV Series Herself - Designer
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Fashion Designer
Haiti Untold 2012 Documentary Herself
Today 1990-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Citizen Hearst 2012 Documentary Herself
The Conversation 2012 TV Series Herself
The Tents 2012 Documentary Herself
Alter Egos 2011 TV Series Herself
Martha Stewart Presents 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest (2010)
Streisand: Live in Concert 2009 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience (uncredited)
Creative Nature 2008 Documentary Herself
Project Runway 2007-2008 TV Series Herself
Fashion Rocks 2006 TV Movie Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
Inside the Actors Studio 2004 TV Series Herself
Ashtanga, NY 2003 Documentary short Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Corazón, corazón 1997 TV Series Herself
House of Style 1995 TV Series Herself
Living in the 90's with Christie Brinkley 1992 TV Series Herself

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1 Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Anthony Robbins and Tom Selleck, for "The Tony Robbins Ultimate Edge" system.
2 Sister-in-law of Jay Weiss.
3 Aunt of Rachel Weiss.
4 Designed Barbra Streisand's wedding gown.
5 Good friend of Barbra Streisand, Demi Moore and Meryl Streep.
6 She has a daughter, Gaby, born in 1974, and a step-daughter, Lisa.
7 Ex-sister-in-law of Kathleen Turner.

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