Karl Kani
Karl Kani
Real Name/Full Name Carl Williams
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Karl Kani
Birth Place: Costa Rica
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 23 May 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 162cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: N/A
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Fashion Designer
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: April 2024

American originated Carl Williams or popularly known as Karl Kani, is a passionate fashion designer. He is known to be the godfather of urban fashion because he was the first who invented the concept of baggy jeans. Being the first CEO of the fashion brand, Karl Kani, he was assigned to host a fashion show called “The White House” under President Bill Clinton’s guidance.

Well, how well do you know about Karl Kani? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Karl Kani’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Karl Kani to date.

Biography and Early Life

He was born in Costa Rica and later shifted to the United States in the early ’60s and grew up there. William’s inspiration was his dad, who was a Panamanian and would get clothes custom-made for him from tailors in Brooklyn. He observed this process of buying a piece of fabric and get it stitched to a garment.

Since he grew up in Brooklyn, his style was inspired mostly by Hip-hop and street culture. This kind of fashion was not very accessible for Karl, so he was influenced by his dad, and he started making his apparel. Friends and local people started noticing his unique work, and Karl soon started receiving orders.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Karl Kani in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Karl Kani’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 23 May 1968. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Karl Kani never had formal education on tailoring or designing, but he had the brain develop unusual concepts. He would buy materials and explain to the tailor exactly how he wants it, and that’s how his designing career started.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Williams is someone who is very discreet about his personal life. There is not much sufficient information available about his private life. It is rumored that he is currently single now. According to the sources, he had at least two relationships previously.

Is Karl Kani Gay?

Like many other celebrities, Williams has kept his personal life hidden from the media. There is not many sufficient details known about his sexual orientation. As far as we could gather information available to the public, there is no such reports of him being homosexual.

Professional career

He and his friend opened a clothing shop in Los Angeles in 1989 at Crenshaw, Boulevard. They were not able to gain sufficient profit from the business. After this downfall, they shifted to Hollywood, where they began selling indexes for $2. One day Karl attended a fashion show by the Cross Colours and met its owner Carl Jones, and they instantly hit it off.

The next day they met at Jones’s office and decided to collaborate and run the industry as two black-owned companies. They started receiving projects from people. But one day, one of his friends was checking out one of the outsets, and he asked why his name was not printed on the pieces, and it did not strike him, and he realized the importance of branding.

One day, caught in a weak moment when he was self-doubting,  he asked himself a question, “Can I?” He figured if he adds it as a part of his name, then he had to answer It as “Yes I Kan.”

And hence the birth of Karl Kani, the label. At age 26, Karl modified the baggy pants that have become people’s favorite and basic street fashion. Karl did this in collaboration with a mainstream color selection. In 1994, he had invested $500,000 and used its profits to open his own company “Karl Kani Infinity.”

In addition to his old partners, he now had a rival named Russell Simmons and several other mainstream clothiers. He expected some resistance from the retailers, but fortunately, they accepted him back into the market. To stay ahead in the fashion industry and avoid dupes, Kani came up with the idea of fastening a metal and leather plate to his product. Despite some resistance, he went ahead with his idea, and it turned out to be his best-selling jeans ever.

Through some of his conversations with the NBA stars, Karl realized that most of them could not fit into his apparel. And this paved the way for the launching of his line Karl Kani Big & Tall, in the mid of 1995. In 2001, Kani Ladies was launched. Today, Karl Kani has an international footmark of 25 countries in Europe and 13 flagship stores in Japan, including one in Harajuku.


Williams was awarded an Urban Fashion Pioneer Award for his lifetime achievements in the year 2002.  He has made quite an impression with his designs in the industry. He might not have won many physical trophies, but he sure has made an incredible life for himself.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Karl Kani in 2024

Karl Kani Net Worth
Karl Kani Net Worth

As of 2024, Karl Kani has a net worth of $60 million. He has earned this fortune through his hip-hop fashion brand KARL KANI. His earnings include all his earnings through his fashion brand and various investments and other business arenas.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is a very private person and has always remained away from the media.

Karl Kani is a very hardworking and motivated human being. He is someone who has truly gone from rags to riches. His passion for creating something new and something unique made him the successful designer that he is today. Karl Kani has always remained true to his label, unlike some other big fashion labels. He is the visionary of many firsts. The fashion industry will forever remember his contribution to art. He is the legacy for urban hip-hop fashion.


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