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Miuccia Prada

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Miuccia Prada
Miuccia Prada

Net worth: $12.4 billion
Country: Italy
Source of wealth: Prada
Fashion legend Miuccia Prada runs the luxury goods and clothing company Prada with her husband Patrizio Bertelli. The granddaughter of the company's founder is the lead designer, while Bertelli handles the business side as CEO. The design house is expanding: 2012 saw new store openings in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait, and they're reportedly seeking a partner to enter India.

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