Headlines Luxottica’s Founder Makes List of Retail’s Richest People Published 5 years ago on February 8, 2016 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Leonardo Del Vecchio worth a whopping $19.7 billion. Top business website Business Insider has released its list of the richest people in retail, and there’s one very familiar name in there for eyecare professionals. His name is Leonardo Del Vecchio, the 80-year-old founder and chairman of Luxottica, whom Business Insider ranks No. 15 on its list of the world’s richest people in retail with a total net worth of $19.7 billion. The article says that the world’s largest eyewear company – which owns Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban and Oakley – now operates 10 factories worldwide with 35,000 employees who produce 65,000 pairs of glasses each day while holding “a veritable monopoly on the eyewear industry.” See the full list at Business Insider Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Let’s Take a Peek Inside a New State-of-the-Art Training Center for Eye Doctors Don't Miss New ‘Game-Changing’ Technology Will Soon Literally Turn Your Contact Lenses into Computer Screens Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY ESSILOR Ray-Ban® Authentic Introducing the perfect match of Ray-Ban's legendary style and Essilor's Expertise in sight. Click here for more information. You may like Promoted Headlines With Topcon RDx® Now You Can TOPCON Healthcare Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Uncategorized15 hours ago ClearVision Announces Lone Star: The Texas Relief Collection Press Releases15 hours ago MacuHealth Marketing Team Welcomes New Talented People and Director Press Releases15 hours ago Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month Photo Gallery23 hours ago These 13 Optical Bernie Sanders Memes Will Crack You Up Press Releases2 days ago EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors Proposes Nominees to the New Board Headlines5 days ago Solstice Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Reorganize Headlines4 weeks ago NC Optometry Office Destroyed by Fire Cover Stories1 week ago These COVID-19 Changes Are Permanent, Say ECPs Headlines3 weeks ago EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies Form Joint Venture to Acquire SightGlass Vision Headlines2 weeks ago Remote Vision Testing Firm Looks to Enter US Market Sponsored Content2 days ago With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content1 month ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content3 months ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines4 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines5 days ago Solstice Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Reorganize Cover Stories1 week ago These COVID-19 Changes Are Permanent, Say ECPs Headlines1 week ago COVID-19 May Lead to Eye Abnormalities, Study Finds Columns3 days ago What Does It Actually Mean To Be An Optician? One Long-Time ECP Weighs In Headlines1 week ago CloudMD to Acquire VisionPros Real Deal1 week ago She Was Denied a Promotion, but It’s What Came Next That Really Hurt Sponsored Content2 days ago With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Cover Stories2 days ago How Diverse, Inclusive and Welcoming Is the Eyecare Industry?