Laurence Graff Biography
Graff was born into a Jewish family in Stepney in 1938, the son of a Romanian mother, Rebecca Segal, and a Russian father, Harry Graff. Raymond, his brother, was born in 1947. He is currently 84 years old.
Graff was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for her contributions to the jewelry industry.
Laurence Graff Career
Laurence Graff OBE is a billionaire businessman and English jeweller best known as the founder of Graff Diamonds, a supplier of jewelry and jewels. Graff and his son Francois had a combined personal net worth of £3.785 billion, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2020.
Graff Diamonds was founded by him in 1960. In 1966, he commissioned English jeweler Robert Thomas to create a diamond jewel for the De Beers Diamond International Awards competition.
Laurence Graff Personal Life
Graff married Anne-Marie, a Frenchwoman, in 1962. They divorced later, and his ex-wife is now known as Anne-Marie Graff Ali. They had three children (François Xavier, Kristelle, and Stephane), two sons and a daughter. His son, Francois Xavier Graff, is in charge of the family business.
Graff was reportedly having an affair with 37-year-old jeweler Josephine Daniel, who gave birth to his daughter in July 2009 and later a second child.
Graff lives in Gstaad, Switzerland, with his five children.
Laurence Graff Net Worth
Laurence Graff has an estimated net worth of $3.4 billion.