Jimmy Choo was born as Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat. He is a Malaysian who is known for his contribution to the foundation of Jimmy Choo Ltd. The company deals with making shoes, women handbags, and other accessories. The company was found along with Tamara Mellon, who approached Jimmy for a bigger business as before then, Jimmy used to produce only a few pairs of shoes and mostly on order. He is also known for making shoes for some popular personalities like Diana, Princess of Wales.
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Early Life & Biography
Jimmy Choo was born on 15th November 1948 in Penang, Malaysia. His father was also a shoemaker and taught him how to make shoes by himself. Although his surname is Choo, it was supposed to be Chow but was misspelled on his birth certificate. He has a Chinese descent. He was taught the technique of shoemaking at a young age, and he managed to make his first handmade shoe by the age of 11, and the shoe he made was a pair of slippers.
He attended Shih Chung Primary School, which is located in Love Lane, Penang. He attained his college education at Cordwainers Technical College in London and decided to remain there for work even after he had graduated.
Jimmy Choo is married to his wife, Rebecca Choo. The couple is blessed with two children, a son by the name Danny and a daughter by the name Emily. His wife comes from Hong Cong. Jimmy has also been able to inspire one of his nieces into the shoemaking, and Lucy Choi is also a shoe designer. He currently resides in London together with his family.
He began his own exhibition on 2nd February 2018 called ‘Genevant-step to Elegance’ with the aid of Reggie Hung. His name has also been mentioned in various productions, including Vybz Kartel in his song ‘Yabba Dabba Doo.’
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 15th November 1948, Jimmy Choo is 71 years old as of today’s date 8th September 2020. His height is 1.73 m tall, and his weight is 76 kg.
Choo did not start up immediately after college, and he got employment at two different design companies where he worked for nine years. Later he decided to start up his own business and with the help of his parents, who also moved to London. He started his own business in 1986, where he rented a house, which was an old hospital building.
His notable work was realized at London Fashion Week. His work was also featured by Vogue magazine, which made it even more popular. His brand was used by Diana of the show, Princess of Wales, and at one point when one of her shoes got lost, she described it as that she had lost her Choo.
His company, Jimmy Choo Ltd, was founded in 1996 after an editor of Vogue magazine, Tamara Mellon, approached him to be partners in that business. The company’s name grew, and they opened other branches. In a way, he was not comfortable with the quality they were producing, and he longed to go back to his old shop where he used to produce less but quality products.
Their relationship in matters regarding how to run the company was also not good. He thus sold 50% of his company shares and decided to open up the Jimmy Choo couture line and has increased as it also produces women handbags as well.
Awards & Achievements
Choo has received various awards from his career. He received the name Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his notable works in the shoe and fashion industry. Other awards include; honorary doctorate and the world’s outstanding Malaysian designer.
Net Worth & Salary of Jimmy Choo in 2020
As of September 2020, Choo has an estimated net worth of $60 million. He has acquired his income from his company of shoemaking, Jimmy Choo Ltd. The company had spread to neighboring countries and brought in a lot of money. After he split with Tamara Mellon, he went ahead to start up his own line called Jimmy Choo couture line. This as well earns him a lot of money to maintain his net worth.
Jimmy Choo has become a successful man, and his name turned out to be a brand name. He makes quality shoes rather than looking at the quantity, which makes his shoes remain the best. He has trained a number of students, thus has helped to create employment for many.