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Ray-Ban's billionaire owner Leonardo Del Vecchio passes away at 87

Raised in a Milan orphanage, Del Vecchio struck out from the northern city to set up shop in the town of Agordo, in the Alps north of Venice, starting off as a small supplier of frame parts

Leonardo Del Vecchio, Rayban owner
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His death was reported by Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Monday. A spokesman for Del Vecchio wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Tommaso Ebhardt | Bloomberg
Leonardo Del Vecchio, the Italian entrepreneur who started with a tiny optics workshop in the Dolomite mountains and ended up as the undisputed world leader in eyewear, has died. He was 87.
 
His death was reported by Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Monday. A spokesman for Del Vecchio wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Raised in a Milan orphanage, Del Vecchio struck out from the northern city to set up shop in the town of Agordo, in the Alps north of Venice, starting off as a small supplier of frame parts to local eyeglass makers. 

His company, EssilorLuxottica, rode a

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 2:15 PM IST

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