Blondey McCoy hails from the streets. He is a professional skateboarder, muse for Valentino and has a gold tooth. Lee Jeffries is a photographer; the king of black and white. Iwan Sunito is the Founder and CEO of Crown Group. Starting at street level, his luxury portfolio now towers across skylines. Alex Chung is the co-founder of Giphy. The mini video platform raised $72 million this year in seed capital, and the company is now worth $600 million dollars. Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire who is best known for splurging US$110 million on art by Jean-Michel Basquiat. His latest purchase was every passenger seat on a trip to the moon aboard SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket, amount unknown, but estimated at US$5 billion. Leonardo Fioravanti is a professional surfer from Rome, despite there being no waves. He is now a GUCCI ambassador. Farfetch is a luxury online retailer, was just listed on the NYSE and shares jumped 50% in the first hours of trading, giving the company a market cap of over US$8 billion.
THIS ARTICLE APPEARED ORIGINALLY IN THE OCTOBER EDITION OF ICON MAGAZINE.
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