Italian high-end luxury fashion house, Gucci, is an international branch and is known worldwide. It was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, and his son, Aldo Gucci took the brand to new heights. Bruna Palombo is known around the world as the second wife of Aldo Gucci.
Bruna Palombo’s Family
Bruna Palombo was a simple girl who lived a very simple life. There is no information available on the web about her parents, family background, birthplace, siblings, etc. She rose to prominence when her secret relationship with Gucci’s chairman, Aldo Gucci, came to light. Bruna was 32 years junior to Aldo and was an employee in the Gucci store. She was only 20 when she first met Aldo, aged 52.
Aldo Gucci was born on 26 May 1905 in Florence, into a Tuscan family dating back to the thirteenth century in the nearby town of San Miniato. He had three brothers – Vasco, Rodolfo, and Enzo (who died aged nine) – and a sister, Grimalda. He also had a half-brother, Ugo, from his mother’s previous relationship. After Enzo had died at nine, Aldo was the eldest of children born to Aida Calvelli and Guccio Gucci, an Italian businessman and fashion designer. His father is known for being the founder of the fashion house Gucci.
Aldo married Olwen Price on 22 August 1927, together they had three sons – Giorgio, Paolo, and Roberto. Aldo & Owen were equally unhappy in their marriage but since the divorce was illegal in Italy at the time, remaining together was the only option. It was then that Aldo began an extra-marital affair with Bruna Palombo, and together they had a daughter Patricia in 1963. Aldo married Bruna in 1981 in America, despite never divorcing Olwen. Aldo Gucci died in Rome at the age of 84 of prostate cancer, on 19 January 1990. He was buried in the family mausoleum in Florence.
Bruna Palombo’s Net Worth
Bruna Palombo has kept her personal life still a secret despite her relationship with one of the richest families. Because of strict marriage laws in Italy, Aldo never could really bring his second family into the spotlight. However, at the time of his death, Aldo’s left his will giving half of his estate to his wife Bruna and the other half to their daughter Patricia.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aldo Gucci was an Italian American businessman who had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death in 1990. That’s the same as $100 million in today’s dollars after adjusting for inflation. He was best known for being the chairman of Gucci and the son of company founder Guccio Gucci. Aldo was regarded as the first Italian Ambassador to fashion by President John F. Kennedy. The Gucci brand became the favorite for Hollywood celebrities and royalties Today Gucci generates over $10 billion in annual revenue.