Quick Info about Kenneth D. Cole

  • Full NameKenneth D. Cole
  • First NameKenneth
  • Middle NameD.
  • Last NameCole
  • Born NameKenneth D. Cole
  • Birth date23/03/1954
  • Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionClothing designer
  • WifeMaria Cuomo
  • Net Worth$100 million
  • Age66
  • SiblingNeil Cole
  • ParentsCharles Cole and Gladys Douglas
  • Twitterhttps://twitter.com/kennethcolereal/

Kenneth Cole is a popular American clothing designer as well as a businessman. Currently, he owns a famous clothing company named Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. He has actually been in the limelight since his marriage to Maria Cuomo back in the year 1987. After his marriage, Cole has really been into politics along with the other Cuomo family members.

Early Life:

Kenneth Cole with his mother and mother in law Matilda Cuomo in between them
With his mother and mother in law Matilda Cuomo in between them

Cole was born as Kenneth D. Cole on March 23, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and spent his entire childhood there. He is the son of Charles Cole and Gladys Douglas. He also has a brother Neil Cole. In the year 1972, Kenneth Cole completed his high school studies from John L. Miller Great Neck North High School. Later, in the year 1976, he completed his graduation from Emory College of Arts and Sciences which is an affiliation to Emory University.


Previously, Kenneth Cole along with his father owned a shoe manufacturing company called El Greco. Later, in the year 1982, he opened his own company named Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. When he started his own company, he couldn’t afford to buy a showroom for his brand. So, he parked a trailer around two blocks away from the Hilton Hotel. After two and a half years, his company was able to sell more than four thousand pairs of shoes. Now, his company doesn’t just sell shoes but in fact, they are selling men as well as women’s clothing.

Kenneth Cole at the company's headquarters in New York
Kenneth Cole at the company’s headquarters in New York

Also, the company has stores all around the globe and is one of the most famous brands as well. However, he has a total of 45% rights in his company now. In the current scenario, Cole has decided to donate 20% of the net sales to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support those who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Personal Life:

Kenneth Cole with his wife Maria Cuomo
Cole with his wife Maria Cuomo

Kenneth Cole has been married to Maria Cuomo who is the daughter of the former New York governor Mario Cuomo. She is also well-known as the sister of the present New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Professionally, Maria Cuomo is also a filmmaker just like her husband. The couple tied the knot back in the year 1987. Now, they share a total number of three children – Catie, Amanda, and Emily. Currently, Kenneth Cole has been residing in Purchase, New York along with his wife.

Kenneth Cole with his daughters
Cole with his daughters

Net Worth:

The estimated net worth of Kenneth Cole is approximately $100 million. His primary source of income comes from his company. In the year 2008, he along with his wife had purchased a co-op on Sutton Palace worth $14.5 million. Since the year 2018, they have been residing in their home built on an 11.3-acre estate in Purchase, New York.


Book written by Kenneth Cole
A book was written by Kenneth Cole
  • Kenneth Cole was included in the 200 Best Small Companies which was an annual list published by Forbes.
  • Currently, he supports the Democratic Political Party.
  • He also supports Andrew Cuomo and the Cuomo family.
  • He has written a book named “Awareness: Inspiring Stories about How to Make a Difference” which was published on November 3, 2008.
  • Cole was named the Sexiest Businessman of the Year in the year 1998 by People Magazine.

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