Julia Haart Net Worth 2023 (Forbes). Julia Haart with real name Julia Leibov, is an American Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, and Author. And she became the CEO, Co-owner, and Chief Creative Officer of Elite World Group, the most extensive modeling and talent media agency in the world In April 2019. She tied the knot with her husband, Silvio Scaglia, the same year.
The Fashion Mogul previously owned a shoe collection named after her and became a creative director at La Perla, an Italian luxury lifestyle company. After being appointed Creative Director at La Perla, Julia Haart styled Kylie Jenner’s 2017 Met Gala dress with over 80,000 crystals.
Julia Haart is also a reality Tv star as she is the central subject and Executive Producer of the Netflix Series “My Unorthodox Life.” The miniseries centers around her decision to leave her Haredi Community in 2013. The show also covers her professional and personal life as CEO of Elite World Group, author, mother, and wife. Despite the show’s success, it has been immensely criticized by many Jewish communities.
Julia Haart Net Worth 2023 (Forbes)
Being the Co-owner of one of the most extensive modeling and talent media agencies in the world, reports have it that Julia’s role in the company earns her $2 million a year. However, her sincere hard work and dedication to the company and her other investments and streams of income have put Julia at a startling personal net worth of $500 million.
Early Life and Career Information
Julia was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1971. She is the first of eight children in her family. However, when Julia was just three years old, Julia and her parents left Russia and moved to Austin, Texas, in the United States.
They moved again and settled in Monsey, New York City, an ultra-orthodox Jewish community where Julia attended a religious girl’s school, leaving her in isolation. Her parents found this Haredi community very alluring and accepted it as they became more religious.
For the women in the community, regular activities like singing, dancing, or uncovering any body parts that weren’t their hands and face were prohibited. According to them, these actions could provoke sinful thoughts in their men.
Haart attended Brooklyn’s Bais Yakoov Academy. At 16, she taught herself to sew, and she smuggled fashion magazines into her Jewish household. When she turned 19, she married her first husband, a Yeshiva student, Yosef Handler, who was five years older than she was.
Her marriage with Yosef Handler is said to be an arranged one where she had to live a structured life as an obedient wife and eventual mother of four children.
While living as a Haredi Jew in the 1990s and 2000s, Julia became disillusioned with the ways of her community. She was particularly disturbed by the treatment of her younger daughter Miriam. The latter was open about her dislike for the strict lifestyle in the community and refused to conform to it.
She was already 35, but that was when her whole journey began. Julia, during the time, dealt with depression and considered taking her own life, but she didn’t because she worried how the stigma in the Haredi community would affect her children. Within eight years, Julia prepared for her departure from the community. She taught Judaic studies at Yeshiva under the name Talia Hendler and sold life insurance secretly to save money.
After her oldest daughter’s wedding, Julia left her husband and the community and changed her last name to “Haart.” She got it from her maiden name Leibov, close to the Hebrew word for “Heart.” After quitting the community in 2013, Julia launched a shoe brand she called “Julia Haart.”
The essence of her brand was to make shoes both stylish and comfortable. Her business was a success as she went on to sell shoes in 17 different countries.
In 2016, Haart collaborated with La Perla for their Fall and Spring accessories Line. She was appointed as the brand’s creative director the following year. Subsequently, she set a new approach to ready-to-wear for La Perla in motion after her appointment. At La Perla, she also launched collections of ready-to-wear lingerie for the brand with built-in support.
For her 2017 Fall/Winter fashion presentation, Haart created a La Perla Manor runway show where top models like Naomi Campbell, Lindsey Wixon, Kendall Jenner, and Sasha Pivovarova walked. Julia Haart is, however, mostly recognized for customizing Kendall Jenner’s 2017 Met Gala dress. The gown had 85,000 crystals attached to a single string.
In March 2019, she became CCO and CEO of the biggest talent media agency in the world, Elite World Group. Under Haart’s leadership, the EWG brand has been restructured and released new divisions. Elite World Groups majors in supporting models in monetizing their brands and projects.