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8 billionaires who have the best style

8 billionaires who have the best style
  • Some of the richest people in the world are fashionable on and off the red carpet.

  • Fashion is a key to success for billionaires such as Kim Kardashian and Ralph Lauren.

  • Other wealthy names, including Julia Koch and LeBron James, also have standout styles.

Billionaires aren't just extremely wealthy. In many cases, they're also pretty fashionable.

Look no further than Kim Kardashian and Ralph Lauren: Style is the basis of their careers, one of their biggest passions, and ultimately, a key to their financial successes.

But there are also Julia Koch and LeBron James: Fashion doesn't sit at the core of their businesses, but both are still some of the most fashionable billionaires out there.

Here's a look at the fashion the above stars and other stylish billionaires like them wear.

Laurene Powell Jobs effortlessly balances chic and fashion-forward styles

Laurene Powell Jobs attends Paris Fashion Week in 2022.
Laurene Powell Jobs attended Paris Fashion Week in 2022.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Jobs — a businesswoman with a $13 billion fortune, Forbes reported — regularly attends glamorous galas in black-tie ensembles and economic summits in fashionable workwear.

But she's also made her mark on events including Paris Fashion Week. While attending in 2022, she paired a pleated skirt with platform boots, a button-up shirt, and a letterman jacket.

Her style isn't far off from her daughter's. Eve Jobs, 25, has also attended fashion weeks worldwide and is now the face of an Enfants Riches Déprimés campaign.

Rihanna is as much of a fashion icon as she is a music superstar

Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week 2024.
Rihanna attended the Christian Dior Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week 2024.Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Rihanna's fashion has evolved greatly over the years. She started her career in elevated beachwear and youthful looks, but now regularly wears statement gowns and designer ensembles.

Her fashion journey has also matched her massive career moves. In recent years, Rihanna has transitioned from a pop musician with radio hits to a beauty and fashion mogul with a net worth of $1.4 billion.

Her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty alone was estimated to be valued at $3 billion in 2022.

Julia Koch knows how to have fun with clothes

Bradley Comisar and Julia Koch attend a NYU Langone Health event in 2021.
Bradley Comisar and Julia Koch attended an NYU Langone Health event in 2021 in New York.Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

Julia Koch is a socialite, the widow of the businessman David Koch, and one of the richest women in the world. Forbes estimated that Koch and her family are worth $64.3 billion.

She's also had many standout fashion moments at public events. Koch showed the fun side of her style at a July 2021 NYU Langone Health location opening, wearing a vibrant yellow dress with hot-pink accessories.

More recently, she attended a November 2023 book-release party in a chic, black-and-green dress with black tights and fashion-forward flats from The Row.

Jay-Z always looks sharp, from red-carpet events to the Super Bowl

Jay Z attends "The Book of Clarence" premiere in 2024.
Jay-Z attended the premiere of "The Book of Clarence" on January 5 in Los Angeles.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

Jay-Z boasts a net worth of about $2.5 billion thanks to his iconic music career and various business ventures. He's often described as "hip-hop's first billionaire."

But when you see him attending awards shows and other major events, his standout style might impress you more.

This year, some of his best looks have included the black-and-white ensemble he wore at "The Book of Clarence" movie premiere and the custom bomber jacket he sported at Super Bowl LVIII.

He's also worn a variety of street-style looks — he seems to prefer brands such as Puma and Nike — and a black beanie, which has become his signature style in recent months.

Sergey Brin is making a name for himself on red carpets

Sergey Brin attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
Sergey Brin attended the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in Los Angeles. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Forbes said that Brin, who helped create Google, is estimated to be worth around $121 billion.

And since stepping down as president of Alphabet, Google's parent company, in December 2019, he's become more stylish and present at Hollywood events.

Most recently, he wore a casual yet stylish outfit at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party: a white Alo T-shirt, Y-3 sneakers, dress pants, and a black blazer with a subtle checkered print.

He's worn similar looks at galas, awards ceremonies, and parties.

Kim Kardashian is one of the most fashionable billionaires on the planet

Kim Kardashian attends the 2023 GQ Men of the Year Party.
Kim Kardashian attended the 2023 GQ Men of the Year Party in Los Angeles.Gilbert Flores/Getty Images

Forbes said in January that Kardashian is estimated to be worth $1.7 billion. And she certainly dresses like it.

Her wardrobe regularly includes the high-end designer brands Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and Mugler, and her diamonds often come from jewelers such as Lorraine Schwartz.

But Kardashian also created SKIMS, a clothing brand that makes shapewear, pajamas, undergarments, and various other types of clothing. SKIMS has also been valued at $4 billion, proving that Kardashian's style savvy goes beyond her wardrobe and extends into her business skills.

LeBron James has a standout style on and off the court

Lebron James attends the premiere of "Hustle" in 2022.
LeBron James attended the premiere of "Hustle" in Los Angeles in 2022.Variety/Getty Images

You likely know James as a legendary NBA star. But he's also a billionaire thanks to massive basketball contracts and lucrative endorsement deals.

But when he's not competing or working, the athlete sports classic styles.

He often wears simple yet elevated looks on red carpets, typically comprised of jeans, fitted jackets, and sunglasses. But to arrive at his games, he's been known to sport casual looks from designers such as Louis Vuitton and brands including Nike, the latter of which he signed a lifetime deal with in 2015.

He also knows how to accessorize, regularly sporting coveted watches from Rolex and Richard Mille and brooches made from diamonds and gold.

Ralph Lauren is a fashion designer, billionaire, and style icon

Ralph Lauren attends his New York Fashion Week show in 2022.
Ralph Lauren attended his New York Fashion Week show in 2022.Angela Weiss/Getty Images

It's no surprise that Lauren makes a list of fashionable billionaires. Not only is he estimated to be worth $9.2 billion, Forbes reported, but he's also the creative mind behind his namesake fashion brand.

While he occasionally attends public events, such as ones at the White House, it's usually at his yearly runway shows that Lauren's fashion sense goes on display. Sometimes, he wears classic tuxedos, and other times, he sticks with cargo pants and statement belts.

But no matter the outfit or occasion, one thing is certain: he'll wear a signature pair of sneakers (usually New Balance) to go with it.

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