About Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss founded the fashion house, Hugo Boss AG, in 1924, which was initially a multipurpose clothing company.
Hugo Boss founded the company in Metzingen, his home town, and later established a factory with two other partners. It is said that Hugo's company used forced labor from the German-occupied territories.
It has been proven that he even used people from the POW camps to manufacture uniforms for The Sturmabteilung, The Hitler Youth.
Boss was a Nazi party member and remained faithful to the party until the Second World War. Hugo Boss' company was the primary supplier and designer of uniforms for the members of the Nazi Party during wartime. This increased the sales of the company's clothes. When World War II ended, and after the death of Hugo Boss in 1948, the company started making only men's suits. Due to his association with the Nazi party, Hugo Boss was deprived of his voting rights and was not allowed to run his business.
Hugo Boss Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What was Hugo Boss' net worth?
The net worth of Hugo Boss himself is not known, but the company he started now makes sales of over $3 billion per year.
How much did Hugo Boss earn per year?
There are no details about how much Hugo Boss earned per year.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall was Hugo Boss?
There is no information about the height of this famous fashion designer.
How old was Hugo Boss?
Hugo Ferdinand Boss was born on July 8, 1885, in Metzingen, Germany, and died on August 9, 1948, when he was 63 years old.
Childhood And Education
Hugo Boss was born on July 8, 1885, to Luise Boss and Heinrich Boss in Metzingen, Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany. Hugo was the youngest of five children.
Hugo apprenticed as a merchant first and then joined the military service. He was in military service from 1903 to 1905 and later started working in a weaving mill. Hugo took over his family's lingerie shop in Metzingen in 1908. Hugo was then sent off to serve in the army during World War I.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who was Hugo Boss' partner?
Hugo Boss married Anna Katharina Freysinger in 1908. They had a son in 1914, called Siegfried Boss and a daughter, Gertrud, whose husband took over the Boss company, and in whose family it then remained for some time.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Hugo Boss was a fashion designer from Germany and a businessman, who is well known for being the founder of The Hugo Boss AG, a famous clothing company. After being apprenticed as a merchant before starting his own clothing company, the fashion designer from Germany took over his parents' lingerie business and worked there. In 1923, Boss began his own clothing company that manufactured shirts, sportswear, jackets, work clothing, raincoats, and leather accessories.
The fashion designer then became associated with the Nazi Party in 1931 and was a follower of Hitler, which helped his company grow. His company managers were all Nationalists and also followers of Hitler. Boss used French and Polish prisoners of war as workers in his factories. Boss designed and created uniforms for the Schutzstaffel (SS), Hitler Youth, and the Sturmabteilung (SA).
Other Interesting Hugo Boss Facts And Trivia
- In 1931, Boss filed for bankruptcy and agreed with his creditors to begin again with six sewing machines.
- Post war, Boss was deprived of voting rights as he was associated with the Nazi Party.
- The current CEO of Hugo Boss is Daniel Grieder and the Chairman is Michel Perraudin.
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