Laurence Graff net worth 2022: Laurence Graff OBE is an English jeweler and billionaire businessman, best known as the founder of Graff Diamonds, supplier of jewelry and jewels.
Laurence Graff net worth and Biography
|Net worth||$6 billion|
|Date of birth||13 June 1938|
As of 2022, Laurence Graff net worth is valued at $6 billion making him one of the richest people in United Kingdom.
Graff was born in Stepney in 1938 into a Jewish family, the son of a Romanian mother, Rebecca Segal, and a Russian father, Harry Graff. His brother Raymond was born in 1947
Graff left school and became an apprentice when he was 15. He soon went into partnership with Schindler, a jeweller, repairing rings and creating small pieces of jewellery in a small shop.
That shop went out of business and so Graff began selling his jewellery designs independently to jewellers all over England. By 1962, he had two jewellery shops, including his first in Hatton Garden.
In 1960, he founded the Graff Diamonds company. In 1966 he commissioned the English jewellery-designer Robert Thomas to design a diamond jewel to enter into the De Beers Diamond International Awards competition. The ribbon bracelet created won the competition.
By 1974, he had begun specialising in selling to newly rich buyers from the Middle East. In particular, he supplied many jewels for Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei, who became a lifelong client and friend. One day, Prince Turki II bin Abdulaziz Al Saud walked into the shop and bought everything including a 14 carat diamond. Graff has expanded his company, with over 35 shops in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
Laurence Graff net worth
Laurence Graff net worth 2022 is valued at $6 billion making him one of the richest in England. In 1962, Graff married Anne-Marie, who is French. They later divorced. Together they had three children; two sons and a daughter. His son, Francois Xavier Graff is the chief executive of the family business.