Luxottica Leonardo Del Vecchio dead

Leonardo Del Vecchio, 87, died on Monday. He created the eyewear company Luxottica in a 

trailer and converted an ordinary item into a popular fashion accessory, making him 

one of Italy's richest people in the process. Del Vecchio was praised as one of the "entrepreneurs 

of greatest success in all of the globe". According to Italian media, Del Vecchio passed away in 

a hospital in Milan. No specific cause of death was given. Del Vecchio began his life in an 

orphanage in Milan and went on to become one of the wealthiest manufacturers in Italy. 

Luxottica, a global leader in fashion eyewear, owns numerous renowned designers, including 

Armani, Burberry, and Chanel. With $24.5 billion, Del Vecchio and his family were placed No. 60 last year.

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