Leonardo Del Vecchio

Italian businessman

Leonardo Del Vecchio (22 May 1935 – 27 June 2022) was an Italian billionaire businessman. He was the founder and chairman of Luxottica,[1] the world's largest producer and retailer of glasses and lenses.[2]

Leonardo Del Vecchio
Born22 May 1935 (1935-05-22)
Milan, Italy
Died27 June 2022(2022-06-27) (aged 87)
Milan, Italy
OccupationFounder and chairman of Luxottica
Known forSunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Ray-Ban, Oakley
Children6, including Claudio Del Vecchio

In January 2020, Del Vecchio had a net worth of $25.8 billion, which made him the richest man in Italy, and the 50th richest in the world.[3]

Del Vecchio died on 27 June 2022 in Milan, Italy from pneumonia at the age of 87.[4]


  1. "From Laurene Powell Jobs to Leonardo del Vecchio, opportunity knocks for the world's richest people | The National". Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  2. "Luxottica Group on the Forbes World's Most Innovative Companies List". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  3. "The World's Billionaires, 2017 Rankings". Forbes. 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  4. È morto Leonardo Del Vecchio, il fondatore di Luxottica aveva 87 anni (in Italian)