Rachel Zoe is one of America‰Ûªs most high-profile and in-demand fashion stylists with a cadre of A-List celebrity clients. Her two decades in the fashion industry had humble beginnings, but an unstoppable work ethic, natural fashion instincts and an ability to land influential celebrity clients has ballooned her net worth to an estimated $2.5 million today.
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Rachel was born Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig in New York City to a Jewish family, but she dropped her last name as she established her career. She grew up in Millburn, New Jersey, and studied psychology at George Washington University. After graduating she moved to New York to get involved in fashion and was determined to carve out a niche for herself in design.
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She began working for YM Magazine for a mere $18,000 a year. Her title at the now defunct magazine was ‰ÛÏfashion assistant.‰Û At age 25 she cut the cords to a ‰ÛÏreal job‰Û and went freelance. She began working 20 hours a day out of a tiny one-room West Village apartment, but she was able to land some major-name clients, including Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. Stars like these led her to others, and Zoe‰Ûªs own star began to rise among the entertainment industry elite. Today Rachel Zoe is said to have a minimum fee of $10,000 per job, although she almost certainly earns much more in many cases. For example, she dressed Anne Hathaway for the Oscars for a reported ‰ÛÏastronomical price.‰Û Zoe‰Ûªs work with Jessica Simpson also generated hundreds of millions for Simpson and her fashion line — some $750 million — although Zoe‰Ûªs earnings through this business relationship is unknown. Today at age 42 Rachel Zoe is in a position to pick and choose with whom she prefers to work. She has been known to turn away some of the hottest celebrities, such as Jersey Shore‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏSnooki,‰Û in recent months. She also has starred in her own reality TV show, ‰ÛÏThe Rachel Zoe Project.” The show aired five seasons for which Zoe earned a reported $50,000 per episode.