Donatella Versace Net Worth : $200 Million
In May 1955, the Versace family of Italy welcomed their final child, a girl they named Donatella. The matriarch of the family was a seamstress by trade whose influence on Donatella and her siblings was immense.
One brother, Gianni, made a successful career out of fashion turning the family name into mark of prestige and good taste. After graduating from college with a degree in Italian literature, she joined him as a designer.
The two had always been close and she began to take a greater role in the business when Gianni was diagnosed with cancer. After his murder in 1997, Donatella took over the creative direction of the business.
Addiction to cocaine has been a major struggle for Donatella for almost 20 years. For part of that time she was also mixing it with powerful prescription drugs which put her life in jeopardy. She sought treatment at a rehabilitation center on the insistence of family and friends concerned about her health back in 2004. Since then she claims to have left drug abuse in her past.
Photographs of Donatella from her earlier years reveal a longstanding tendency toward bleaching her hair blonde. She also appears to have undergone several rounds of cosmetic surgery as an adult on her face and body as well as Botox. The result is a less than natural appearance particularly when combined with her trademark deep spray tan.
Her two children, Daniel and Allegra, have become billionaires due to their inheritance from their late Uncle Gianni. Donatella was bypassed in this but has remained a driving force in the continued success of the Versace brand although its dominance in the industry has waned of late.
Her life is the inspiration behind the 2013 film, “House of Versace” made by Lifetime. Her net worth is estimated at $200 Million.