Josie Natori Bio

(Fashion Designer, CEO)

Relationship Statistics of Josie Natori

What is Josie Natori marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Josie Natori get married ? (married date):, 1972
How many children does Josie Natori have ? (name):One (Kenneth)
Is Josie Natori having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Josie Natori lesbian ?: No
Who is Josie Natori husband ? (name):Ken Natori

More about the relationship

Josie Natori is married to Ken Natori. Ken is the chairperson for the Natori company. They first met when she was serving as a corporate financer. They married in 1972.

Together, they have a son, Kenneth. Kenneth is the vice-president of the company. In June 2007, he married to Anika Proskurowski. They have two children, Cruz and Zoe, Josie’s grandchildren.

Who is Josie Natori?

American-Philipino Josie Natori an award-winning fashion designer. Natori is renowned as the founder and CEO of The Natori Company.

She also served as commissioner for the White House Conference. Currently, she is serving as a member of the council of Fashion Designers of America.

Josie Natori- Birth Age, Family

Josie Natori was born Josefina Almeda Cruz on the 9th of May 1947 in Manila, Philippines. Her father, Felipe Cruz is an industrialist. She is from a powerful business family.

She has six siblings.

Josie Natori’s Education

In 1964, she attended Manhattanville College, New York, the United States to study economics. In order to attend university, she moved to the united states.

At the time, she also attended Fordham University in New York.

Josie Natori: Profession

Early Career

She started her career as a corporate financer for investment bank Bache & Co. Later, she was promoted as the assistant manager for the bank. she associated with the bank for two years.

Later, she joined the bank, Merrill Lynch. For the bank, she became the first female Vice President for the bank.

Fashion As Career

In 1977, she expanded her career to fashion. Before that, she associated with many business ventures like McDonald and Antique Furniture. However, she started her fashion business in Bloomingdale’s Inc. At the time, she first launched peasant blouses that were inspired by her native Philippines.

Currently, her company has branches in 15 countries. The company sells items such as lingerie, sleepwear and ready-to-wear. 70% of the company’s products are made in the Philippines.

In 2008, she received license for her own perfume brands. In September 2009, she launched her perfume in the US which was distributed internationally. The same year, she launched her towel and eyewear lines.


In 2011, she collaborated with the retailer company, Target Corporation. On the 30th of October 2011, they launched their first installment that includes lingerie and loungewear collection.

The installment was based on the theme East Meets West ran out in just 22 days. Later they launched their second installment based on the theme Asia-inspired silk. Later, she became a longterm partner with Luxe Brands. 

In 2001, Natori collaborated with JLA Home and created bedding. With the brand, she launched decorative room accessories and furniture that includes tables and floor lighting.

Josie Natori- Awards, Nomination

  • 1998- Galleon Awards from President, Corazon Aquino.
  • 2007- Peopling of America Awards by Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation.
  • 2007- Order of Lakandula in the Philippines.

Josie Natori’s Net Worth, Salary

She has an estimated net worth of $150 million. Her earnings as a fashion designer are in the range of $35k to $105k. Also, her earnings as the CEO of The Natori Company are $74k to $401k.

Currently, the Natori company has an estimated revenue of $28.2 million.

Josie Natori- Instagram, Twitter

She has 2k followers on Instagram and 2.2k on Twitter.

On Twitter, she is following the personalities like Hillary Clinton, Tory Burch, and Marie Claire.


  • In 2018, Forbes named her as 43rd richest person in the Philippines.
  • In 1974, she received American citizenship.
  • First, she learned about business through her grandmother.
  • Yahoo named her as a self-made immigrant millionaire.


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