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Jessica Simpson: Billion Dollar Fashion Empire!

Jessica Simpson: Billion Dollar Fashion Empire!

Jessica Simpson is on track to build a $1 billion fashion empire. WWD reports all of her shoes, accessories, denim, swimwear, watches, and fragrances have rung up $750 million this year!

“She is the girl next door and has great product that surrounds her,” said Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of Camuto Group, which is the brand’s master licensee. “People like her. People look at her as a style icon.”

Jess will also be launching a contemporary sportswear line in Fall 2011. Said the 30-year-old fashion icon, “This new sportswear line reflects my evolving style, which combines comfort, femininity and flirty fun.”

Last month, Jessica got engaged to former pro football player Eric Johnson.

Way to go, Jess!

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36 Comments

# 1
Dubya Bush @ 12/07/2010 at 7:59 pm

I’m happy it’s doing so well for her. She deserves to be successful at something.

# 2

who’s buying? and why do u think she deserves anything? i don’t think there’s anything special about her so where did that sense of entitlement come from?

# 3

fashion, style icon?????????????? this team does one hell of a job selling ghetto crap.

# 4

Dear Jessica,
Please, please, PLEASE sign a pre-nup. Do not let Eric come and swindle you out of your hard earned money. When your singing career and good looks fail…wait…okay, so since this is all you really have left, you need to protect it. Don’t be blinded by love!
xoxo,
Allie

# 5

Her PR folks really need to stop this bullshite about her nearing $1 B. Burberry is not worth $1 B but she is. Get the F out of here

# 6

and how much of that hard earned money goes to the low paid Indian workers who make all that crap?
Wow, christmas blessings for some and not so blessed for others.

# 7

Damn, I didn’t know she was worth that much money. If this chick is almost worth a billion dollars and doesn’t sign a pre-nup when she marries the guy she has been dating for less than a year, then she deserves to loose her money.

# 8
Dubya Bush @ 12/07/2010 at 8:29 pm

Y’all are such haters. It’s not bad enough her singing, acting and reality show careers have dried up. Now y’all want her fashion line to flop. Leave her alone and let her do what she apparently does best.

# 9

that might be the most airbrushed photo EVER!!!

DarkEmpress @ 12/07/2010 at 8:39 pm

Wow! I’m impressed! Billionairess Jess!

I think they’re referring to revenue is almost $1B. This isn’t the profit the company made this year, just the total value of merchandise sold. Burberry revenue is around $2B but profits are only about $15M

pippa-london @ 12/07/2010 at 8:43 pm

Yes because when you think of fashion Jessica Simpson is the first thing that comes to mind…..ROTFLMAO!

Wake up America!

MrMarleyFAN @ 12/07/2010 at 8:43 pm

Why is it never a non white female when someone references “the girl next door?” Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and the rest get stamped with this based on what?

she’s making alot of money with her clothing line but she still dress like ****…funny…

billionaire my ass @ 12/07/2010 at 8:47 pm

Airbrushing anyone??

Shes able to sale alot of her useless crap to the stupid masses. Style icon ? They don’t even believe the crap they’re trying to sale.

lol! go jess i guess . only in america.

The article isn’t saying that Jess is worth 1B, it’s saying that revenue (total amount sold) from her business is nearing that amount. Like @jess pointed out, that is not profit. Take away cost of operations and production, then u get the profit amount. And that has to be divided between a number of people (shareholders). She’s the face and a shareholder but nobody know if she’s the majority shareholder.

—That being said, congrats to her. If she can pull it off, why hate?! You know you’d take the money gladly if something of yours was selling, so stop w/ the hipocrisy. She’s earning her $ legitimately: created a business and it’s working, that’s the hope of all entrepreneurs, so I don’t see why some think she should give it up!

Oh and Jessica, please don’t make the same mistake twice and DO get a prenup this time around. Apparently her friends are suspicioius of the guy, they tink he’s only after the $ and lifestyle – and I believe it too.

@jess: Nope. It’s this year alone. The sportswear line alone $150 million. I don’t know how she’s doing it, but she’s doing it.

For some of the dumb poster on here. The article is not saying she is worth almost one billion, just that there where sales of almost one billion. big difference. But she is probably worth $30 to $60 million. Not to bad.

Marketing @ 12/07/2010 at 9:15 pm

@Allie:

I think @Jess meant “the total value of materials sold” for this year. She doesn’t mean from inception to date. Well, a lot of her stuff is really attractive and good enough quality. so it gives ppl a high-mid range selection at a more affordable price. good design, good pricing and a face that a lot of people don’t mind. They don’t actually have to care about her, so long as they don’t hate her.

—JLo hasn’t been that lucky with her lines. A lot of ppl seem to think that she’s trying too hard, that might b part of her prob. She’s trying again, so we’ll see…

laverdadduele @ 12/07/2010 at 9:19 pm

I don’t believe it. This is just a PR stunt.

@QQQQ: hahaha!!! Funny

@pippa-london:—————-LMAOOOO!!!! You guys are cracking me up. Love it.<3

“Style icon”??????? Seriously????? With the way she dresses????? Oh, my. That’s a sad sign of the times.

@Marketing: I misread, you’re right. Thanks for the correction :). And you’re right about JLo. What adds to it is that she targets an audience that can’t afford the ridiculous prices for her terrible clothes.

NO PR stunt people go to Forbes they know the scoop on Jessica for all the nay sayers.. her Net worth is approx 100 million.. Just think if she takes a 5% cut on 1 billion what that gets her .. NOt too shabby so wjile you all were trashing & bullying she kinda snuck up on you all.. Go check it out.. Its not BS but very true..

After NIck she had 30 million… yeah she did..

Fashion icon? On what planet?

this is a lie. where is wikileaks when you need them.? this woman slaps her name on products. she does nothing else. she can’t even sing and she’s no style icon.

woah she’s that rich!? her shoes are kind of awesome. i’m so happy for her! She has an amazing singing voice, kind of sad she didn’t have the immense success in the music industry like Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera though. She has a wayy better voice than Britney Spears, well anyone probably does. haha

Yet she looks like a 2$ *****……

Great, but is she actually involved in creating the lines? I think probably not. It’s quite possible they’re just licensing her name. It’s not like you ever hear her talking about her business, only her engagement. And most of the time, she’s not even wearing her product.

Rattlesnake @ 12/08/2010 at 2:07 pm

the economy can’t be that bad if people buy stuff she endorses !

Not a PR stunt. When those of you dissing her get over it, show me YOUR Empire. The 750 million is just the gross sales figures for THIS year. You who think the blog nation is the world, there are OTHER people out there who buy her things and like her. People are buying her products, not what YOU think she should look like in them. Am I talking to children here? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.
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I guess some of you won’t be happy until she’s at home all day running from blog to blog complaining about people who are making a living.

Jokergurl @ 12/08/2010 at 9:20 pm

@MrMarleyFAN: It is because you live in America, sure it’s more enculturated now but, the idea of the “American girl, is still white in race, blonde or brown hair, etc.etc., race is still a factor in this country believe it or not. I like Jessica Simpson, always have she seems genuine.

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