Adam Kamani

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Adam Kamani
Born5 June 1989 (1989-06-05) (age 30)
NationalityBritish
OccupationBusinessman
Known forCEO Kamani Property Group and KM Capital, Co-founder PrettyLittleThing
Parent(s)Mahmud Kamani
RelativesUmar Kamani (brother)

Adam Kamani is a British businessman. He is the CEO of Kamani Property Group and KM Capital as well as a co-founder of PrettyLittleThing.[1][2]

Family background[edit]

Kamani's grandfather Abdullah Kamani left Kenya in the 1960s and moved to the UK with his wife and four children.[3] He created Boohoo, a fashion business in 2006 which became the foundation for Adam's interest in the business world.[4]

Career[edit]

Kamani started his career by working for Boohoo in 2006.[5] In 2012, Kamani and his brother, Umar, launched a firm known as Pretty Little Thing with focus on the fashion accessories market.[6] The fashion business attracted the likes of Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj and other celebrities. Pretty Little Thing was later purchased by Boohoo in December 2016.[7]

Kamani also founded Kamani Property Group in New York with focus on the property market there. He became the CEO of the company in 2016.[8] In 2017, Kamani founded KM Capital, a funding platform that aims to support young, dynamic businesses with a key focus on tech start-ups.[8]

On 19 April 2018 Kamani was named Young Property Professional Of The Year at the North-West Business Insiders Young Professionals Awards with the Manchester based panel of judges saying he was ‘the person most likely to really change the city.[9]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2018, Kamani ran a social media competition to give away a £20,000 home makeover which had more than 2,000 entries.[10] The prize was won by a man who was forced to live in a bungalow after he had had an operation to remove a tumour from his spine.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Megan (10 July 2017). "Meet the Boohoo billionaires who turned a market stall into a $4.4 billion fashion empire". news.com.au. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ Partington, Samantha (24 May 2018). "Kamani fashions new Manchester resi trend". propertyweek.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ Wyat, Lucy RoueTim (6 May 2018). "Immigrants from Kenya to billionaire businessmen in two generations: the Manchester family behind Boohoo empire open up". mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ Roue, Lucy. "The rags to riches story of Manchester's billionaire Boohoo family". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Businessman is plotting next stage of family empire". thebusinessdesk.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ Wood, Zoe (14 December 2016). "Boohoo spends £3.3m on cofounder's sons' company". theguardian.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Boohoo determined not to be another fashion sob story". theguardian.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b "EMPIRE OF THE SON". insidermedia.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "NORTH WEST'S YOUNG TALENT CELEBRATED AT INSIDER AWARDS". insidermedia.com. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b Fitzpatrick, Katie (9 October 2018). "Adam Thomas and billionaire heir Adam Kamani help transform the lives of couple who have been through "hell and back"". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2019.