Who is Laurence Graff?
Laurence Graff is a billionaire and founder of Graff Diamonds. He is also a real estate investor. He was born in June 1938. He is married to Anne-Marie Graff. They have 3 children (Francois Xavier Graff, Kristelle Graff, and Stephane Graff).
Graff founded his first company at the age of 18. When he began working alongside a more experienced jeweler.
The Graff Diamonds company was established in 1960. And two years later the first two retail stores opened in London. His first shop was at Hatton Garden. Hatton Garden is the center of London’s jewelry trade.
At the age of 29, Graff decided to take his designs into a wider world of opportunity. He began a series of journeys and exhibitions around the globe.
The Graff brand started to enjoy global success. There are now more than 50 stores around the world. Famous clients are the Royal Family of England, the Sultan of Brunei and Middle East royalty.
In 2017 Graff Diamonds realized sales of $692 million.
Delaire Graff Wine
Graff is also owner of the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The estate creates the award-winning Delaire Graff wines. The estate also offers exclusive lodges and fine dining.
Laurence Graff Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $4.1 billion. Graff is an active philanthropist through his FACET Foundation.
The FACET Foundation – For Africa’s Children Every Time – is designed to support the education, health, and well-being of communities in southern Africa. Graff sources, cuts and polishes many of its beautiful stones in Africa.
Graff Art Collection
He is an art collector of modern and contemporary art. The Graff art collection includes work from Andy Warholl, Pablo Picasso, and Jeff Koons.
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Laurence Graff House
Graff owns several houses. His main residence is supposed to be in Gstaad, Switzerland. Where he lives with his wife Anne Marie Graff in a large house.
Graff also owns a large mansion on the Cote d’ Azur in France. And a house in London.
Graff is the owner of a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet. The jet has registration OY-LGI. The jet has a cost price of US$ 50 million. She was built in 2012.