Sandro Veronesi Success Story
55-year-old Sandro Veronesi is a self-made Italian billionaire. Sandro was born in the year 1959. He is the owner and founder of the Calzedonia Group. According to Forbes, Sandro is the 949th richest billionaire in the world and the 21st richest man in Italy. His estimated net worth is US$ 2.1 billion. Sandro’s major source of wealth is fashion retailing.
Not much is known about Sandro’s childhood. However we do know that he was born in the year 1959 in Ala, Trento, Italy. He graduated from the Galileo Galilee High School and went on to pursue a degree in Business and Economics.
After acquiring a degree in business and economics, Sandro started working at the Golden Lady Company. The Golden Lady Company founded by the famous Nerino Grassi, is a famous Italian company that is the leader of hosiery.
Sandro worked for the Golden Lady Company for around four years. Within that short time frame he had managed to become a director of the company. Sandro decided to then launch his own store alongside of working with the Golden Lady Company. His store focused on selling stockings and tights. The store was called Calzedonia and by the end of that year had a total of three outlets in Verona.
Sandro also launched a line of beachwear in order to prevent business from being seasonal. By the year 1993, Sandro quit from the Golden Lady Company and began to focus on his own company. He expanded his business by introducing pajamas, lingerie and cashmere products. By the year 2013, Calzedonia had stores across the Middle East as well as Europe. There were over 3000 stores that were spread over 30 countries.
Calzedonia Group has its factories in Sri Lanka, Europe and Italy. Sandro has worked hard towards becoming one of the top ten richest people in Europe, though he still hasn’t achieved that goal, he hasn’t lost his enthusiasm of working towards it either.
Sandro began his career after his graduation. He joined the Golden Lady Company. Within four years of joining the company he also became a director in the company.
Following this, Sandro set up his own store, Calzedonia, which focused on selling tights and leggings. By the end of that year there were a total of 3 Calzedonia stores in Verona. By the year 2013, there were over 3000 stores of Calzedonia spread across 30 countries, with factories in Sri Lanka, Italy and Europe.
Not too much is divulged about Sandro’s current personal life. However we do know that he married Nadia Grassi who is the daughter of Nerino Grassi (founder of the Golden Lady Company). Currently around 55 years old, Sandro was born in Italy and continues to hold an Italian citizenship. Sandro is also extremely passionate about wine. He owns a chain of wine stores across Italy as well as restaurants and cafes.
Sandro has won the The Museo Nicolis Award. This award was given to him for the purpose of competitive quality ratio/price, design, style and also the use of excellent quality fabrics in his products. Besides this Sandro has also been presented with the Honor of "Cavaliere del Lavoro" award.