Life and Career History of Paul Marciano
Paul Marciano was born to a Jewish family in Debdou Morocco in the year 1952. Paul was raised in a family of four kids at Marseilles. His family was religious. His father was a rabbi in Marseilles from the year 1954 to 1986. The family lived in a synagogue apartment with the brothers being members. When riding with a friend, Paul got into a motorcycle accident. He spent seven months of his life in a wheelchair after being told that he would never walk again. Nonetheless, after around a year or so, his limbs regained the ability to walk, though the school that he attended rejected his readmission owed to staying away for long. Incapable to finish his education, he moved to Israel to live in kibbutz.
At seventeen years of age, Paul Marciano returned to Marseilles and took up a salesman job. On Saturday and Sunday he worked part time in a club alongside his brothers Maurice and Georges. During that time, his brother Georges started designing ties while Maurice manufactured them. The duty of Paul was to sell these ties, and thus he had to keep moving to Paris. They diversified and began selling women blouses of a similar color and style.
In the year 1977 the brothers went for a vacation in L.A, and they stayed in the Beverly hotel. Before leaving, they bought a condo and signed contracts for two stores. Three weeks later Maurice and George moved back to Los Angeles and stayed there permanently. In 1981 Paul and his brothers left France because of several reasons some of them being tax disputes with the French officials. By the time they were moving out of France Paul Marciano was the only one who could speak English because he had learned in school, but his brothers did not speak English at all.
AS Georges and Maurice started a new company called guess Armand and Paul remained in MGA doing retail operations where they had opened several stores in the USA already. The next year Paul Marciano joined his brothers at Guess where he did advertising for the company. His efforts had borne fruits because the following year sales had escalated to six million dollars. Guess grew rapidly, and two years later jorsache asked to become partners with them, and they agreed. In 1990 the partnership between Guess and Jorsache came to an end because the brothers had been lured to the transaction.
Paul Marciano was elected the president of Guess in 1993. Paul Marciano married Kimberly in 1994, and together they had two kids Ella and Nicolai. Out of the 44 million shares Paul owned 70 percent in 2004.