An aspiring Olympic ice-skater, Vera Wang hung up the skates when she felt younger athletes were more talented. Though she gave up on those Olympic dreams, Wang’s path led to an editor position at the fashion magazine, Vogue. Once again, Wang thought she could never make it to editor-in-chief. This time, she wasn’t giving up, and she changed her course. Today, Vera Wang is the queen of bridal high-end fashion with a net worth of $420 million.
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