Who is Leonardo Del Vecchio Wife & Family? Son, Biography, Death

The founder and chairman of Luxottica, the largest manufacturer and retailer of eyeglasses and frames in the world, with 77,734 employees and more than 8,000 outlets, was the rich Italian industrialist Leonardo Del Vecchio.

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Leonardo Del Vecchio, the wealthy owner of Ray-Ban, passes away at 87.

Leonardo Del Vecchio, an Italian who overcame poverty as a youth to build the eyewear empire that owns names like Ray-Ban and Oakley, has passed away at the age of 87, his firm announced on Monday. Del Vecchio injected a touch of Italian flair into eyewear and rose to become one of Europe’s richest men.

He used some of his wealth to invest in Mediobanca and Generali to get significant interests. After it merged with France’s Essilor in 2018, the entrepreneur who created Luxottica in 1961—originally to supply parts for glasses—remained the chairman and a key shareholder in the largest eyewear corporation in the world.

Leonardo Del Vecchio Age, Family, Early Life

The Italian city of Milan is where Leonardo Del Vecchio was born on May 22, 1935. He holds an Italian Nationality. His Zodiac sign is Gemini. He belongs to the white ethnicity.

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There isn’t much information about the family members. Even though we don’t have a lot of specific information about the Leonardo Del Vecchio family. The verified information about his family will be updated later.

Leonardo Del Vecchio Wife, What about his Relationship?

Del Vecchio, who was married and had six kids, resided in Milan. With his first wife, he had three children: Marisa, Paola, and Claudio Del Vecchio.

He had two sons—Luca and Clemente—with his third wife and another son, Leonardo Maria, with his second wife. In 2010, he wed his second spouse once more.

Leonardo Del Vecchio’s Career, What was his profession?

Having come from a poor Southern Italian family from Barletta, Leonardo Del Vecchio was born in Milan, Italy, in 1935. He began his career in Milan as an apprentice to a tool and die manufacturer before deciding to use his metalworking abilities to create components for eyeglasses. He relocated to Agordo in the Belluno region in 1961, which is where the majority of the country’s eyewear business is located.

The new business was a limited partnership called Luxottica s.a.s. He began selling whole eyeglass frames under the Luxottica brand in 1967, and he went into the contract manufacturing industry in 1971. He acquired the distribution business Scarrone in 1974. The business established its first overseas subsidiary in Germany in 1981.

The company went public in New York in 1990, Milan in December 2000, and Milan again in September 2003 when it joined the MIB-30 (now S&P/MIB) index. The business’s potential to purchase further brands was improved by the listing; the company first acquired the Italian brand Vogue in 1990, followed by Persol and US Shoe Corporation (LensCrafters) in 1995, Ray-Ban in 1999, and Sunglass Hut, Inc. in 2001.

They continued their search for further retail businesses, acquiring Cole National in 2004, Surfeyes in 2006, and the Sydney-based OPSM in 2003. In November 2007, they paid US$2.1 billion to purchase Oakley. A 10% interest in the Italian investment bank Mediobanca was controlled by Del Vecchio.

How much is Leonardo Del Vecchio Net worth?

Vecchio Del Del Vecchi was ranked as the 54th richest person in the world and the second richest in Italy as of June 27, 2022, according to estimates of his net worth.       

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Which school and college did he go to?

Talking about the educational background of Leonardo Del Vecchio, there are no sources providing data on his education. The high school he went to and the university he graduated from are all under review. This, we can assume that he completed his education in his hometown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Leonardo Del Vecchio is active on Facebook.

Physical Appearance of Leonardo Del Vecchio’s  Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorGrey
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Leonardo Del Vecchio’s should be knows

Zodiac signGemini
Relationship StatusMarried