Michael Kors

Quick Facts

Full NameMichael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr.)
Date of BirthAugust 9, 1959
Place of BirthLong Island, New York, U.S.
EducationFashion Institute of Technology
OccupationFashion Designer
SpouseLance Le Pere (married 2011)
Career HighlightsChief creative officer of Michael Kors, first women’s ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine (1997-2003)
BrandsMichael Kors, Michael Kors Holdings Limited (renamed Capri Holdings Limited), includes Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, and Versace brands
AwardsCFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year (1999), CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year (2003)
Net WorthApproximately $1 billion
ParentsJoan Hamburger (mother, former model), Karl Anderson Sr. (father)
StepfatherBill Kors
Early LifeChanged name from Karl Anderson Jr. to Michael David Kors at age 5, grew up in Merrick, New York
High SchoolJohn F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, New York

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