Celebrity Fashion designer Rachel Roy’s hard work has finally paid off to the point she’s taking her Brand Rachel Roy independent. With a net worth of $15 Million Rachel is excited about the future and credits Oprah Winfrey as an inspiration. Raised in California, Rachel Roy always had an eye for fashion and what was trendy before it reached the masses. She got her first job in fashion at 14 working with Contempo Casuals, a clothing company in California. She attended Washington Adventist University and after graduating began working in the fashion industry in New York City.
Rachel has been credited with countless of fashion awards and was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2007. In 2009 she launched her own fashion line The Rachel Roy Collection. The fashion brand can be found in Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. One of her biggest breaks came when First Lady Michelle Obama began wearing her collections. Having celebrity friends such as Kim Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Diane Sawyer and Oprah Winfrey don’t hurt, but Rachel Roy is not one for short cuts nor resting on her laurels. Despite being thrown into the Jay-Z elevator incident, Rachel Roy remains a fashion icon on the rise.