Tom Ford Net Worth, Career & Full Bio (2021)

Tom Ford is a 60-year-old American fashion designer and film director. Ford founded the Tom Ford brand. Additionally, he is credited for directing the Academy Award-nominated films “A Single Man” and “Nocturnal Animals.” As of 2021, The net worth of Tom Ford is estimated to be $500 Million.

Net Worth$500 Million
Full NameThomas Carlyle Ford
ProfessionFashion Designer & Filmmaker
Date of Birth27th August 1961
Birth SignVirgo
BirthplaceAustin, Texas
CountryUnited States

Early Life, Family & Education

Tom Ford was born Thomas Carlyle Ford on August 27, 1961, in Austin, Texas. Thomas David Ford and Shirley Burton welcomed him into the world. Ford was raised in two locations: Houston and San Marcos. When he was 11 years old, his family relocated to Sante Fe, New Mexico.

In terms of schooling, he attended St. Michael’s High School. He later attended Santa Fe Preparatory School, where he got a master’s degree in 1979. He also attended Bard College, although only for a short time before dropping out.

He then enrolled at New York University to study art history. Ford dropped out of university after a year and began focusing on performing in television advertisements. Additionally, he attended Parsons The New School for Design. Ford spent his final year at The New School studying fashion but ultimately finished with a degree in architecture.

Tom Ford Height, Weight & Physical Stats

How tall is Tom Ford? The height of Tom Ford is 5 feet 11 inches, and the weight is 72 Kg or 158 lb. The eye color is Brown, and the hair color is Black.

Height5 feet 11 inches
Weight72 Kg or 158 lb
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown

Tom Ford Net Worth & Professional Career

Tom Ford  Net Worth & Professional Career
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Following graduation, he sought to obtain experience in the fashion industry. He called the designer, Cathy Hardwick, every day in the hope of finding work. He was eventually employed by Hardwick, where he worked for two years as a design assistant. He then spent two years working with designer Perry Ellis.

After being hired as Gucci’s principal women’s ready-to-wear designer, Ford was given the ideal opportunity to thrive in the fashion business. He afterward relocated to Milan, Italy. Ford increased his role at Gucci as a menswear and shoe designer within six months.

By 1993, he had been assigned responsibility for the design of 11 product lines. He worked 18 hours a day during that period. In 1994, he was appointed to the position of Creative Director at Gucci. Tom was appointed Creative Director of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) following Gucci’s acquisition in 1999. Tom announced his departure from Gucci in April 2004. He left the upscale fashion firm after 15 years.

Tom Ford launched his own menswear and beauty accessories line, Tom Ford label, in 2005. Apart from his work in the fashion sector, he has made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. In March 2005, he founded the film production business Fade to Black.

In 2009, Ford directed his first film, “A Single Man.” The film was nominated for numerous prestigious award ceremonies. In 2016, he led “Nocturnal Animals,” a film adaptation of Austin Wright’s first novel, “Tony and Susan.” The film received favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike. Additionally, it earned the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest film festival.

Tom Ford Net Worth

Tom Ford’s net worth is expected to be a whopping $500 million as of 2021. He amassed a sizable fortune while acting as creative director of the Gucci Group and the YSL brand. Ford has a $40 million Holmby Hills Mansion in Los Angeles. He also owns a 20,000-acre ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, valued at approximately $48 million.

Tom Ford Net Worth Growth in Last 3 Years

YearNet Worth
Net Worth in 2021$500 Million
Net Worth in 2020$470 Million
Net Worth in 2019$430 Million

Tom Ford Personal Life

Tom Ford was married to Richard Buckley, who was the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International, a lifestyle magazine. Ford and Richard met for the first time in 1986 at a New York Fashion Show. Since the first time they came face to face in the elevator, they knew they were meant to be together, and the two began dating shortly after that.

Ford married Buckley in 2014, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.

Alexander Jack Buckley Ford, born in September 2012, is the couple’s son. Jack was born via gestational surrogacy.

On September 19, 2021, Tom lost his longtime boyfriend, Richard Buckley, who died of natural causes. Richard’s final moments were witnessed by Ford and their son, Jack.

Favorites Quotes From Tom Ford

"I do struggle because I’m attracted to beautiful things, yet at the same time I am actually very aware, in some sense, of their lack of value and that the most important things in life are your connections to other people." – Tom Ford Click To Tweet"Glamour is something more than what you put on your body. It has to do with the way you carry yourself and the impact you have on others." – Tom Form Click To Tweet

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