Caroline Stanbury Biography
|Date of Birth:||1976 , April-28|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United Kingdom|
Caroline Alice Stanbury-Habib is an English reality television personality known for co-starring on Ladies of London. She started her career in public relations an later on worked as a fashion stylist.
She has been married to Cem Habib since 2004. They have three children. She once dated Prince Andrew.
Early Life And Education Of Caroline Stanbury
Caroline Stanbury was born to Elizabeth and Anthony Stanbury on April 28, 1976, London. She is the daughter of Anthony Stanbury and Elizabeth Stanbury. She has two brothers and a sister.
She spent most of her childhood growing up in Dorset and is said to have been attracted by the fashion world since she was little.
Her father is a former Jaeger managing director while her mother is in the business of cashmere knitwear. Born into Vestey dynasty, she was no foreigner to London's high society including the royals, celebrities and so on.
She recalls her childhood as very different from where she was surrounded by uniformed nannies all the time and she even had to wash her hands before she touched her brothers and sisters.
Caroline Stanbury went to a prestigious school in Gloucestershire named Westonbirt boarding school. However, she didn’t get into any universities for further study.
Caroline Stanbury's Career
Thus, after her schooling, she took up a role of public relations professional where she gained quite a reputation for herself working for London’s most elite group. Then in 2008, her entrepreneurial journey began with the establishment of “The Gift Library of Caroline Stanbury”, online luxury goods selling company either for personal or gifting purposes.
Her venture became a success among the targeted group of customers as the store was cleaned up very quickly. The result of such success was the opening of three more branches within a mere five years time interval where the number of staffs she leads also reached more than fifty.
In November of 2013, she put her hands into wedding industry by acquiring “The Wedding Shop” an independent wedding list service of United Kingdom.
Presently, Stanbury is involved in a reality television show Ladies of London produced by Bravo which first aired in June 2014. Her company "The Gift Library of Caroline Stanbury" was sold to Amara, a competitor and the name is to be changed to amara.com. Wikipedia also quotes Caroline as the main character of the show.
In 2013, Caroline opened her own bridal boutique cried The Wedding Shop in London. She has also opened branches to the franchise in Selfridges on Oxford Street, an in Brown Thomas in Dublin, Ireland.
Caroline Stanbury's Net Worth And Brands
Caroline's total net worth for the years 2013 and 2014 reported to be approximately $30 million for each year, and while looking at her earnings at present, it is expected to be more or less the same even for the year 2015.
One of the consistent brand used by Caroline Stanbury would be "Herman Birkin" bags that despite being very costly is piled up as a collection at her home. She wore an elegant wedding dress featuring a high collar and three-quarter length sleeves worth £200,000 in her marriage ceremony.
Caroline Stanbury's Personal Life
Stanbury hated her boarding school as she felt silly about the fact that she was even taught to get in and out of Porsche gracefully. She dedicates the credit for her success to her efforts and prayers and feels proud to be born into the Vestey dynasty.
She is happily married to Turkish Cem Habib in 2004 after a year-long relationship who is a financier by profession. After she got bored of continuously living in London and also when it became a bit difficult for her to bring in a work family life balance she moved out of Holland Park, London to Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water with her husband and three kids namely: Yasmine, Zack, and Aaron.
She feels peace moving to a 12,500 square foot mansion where a housekeeper and a team of nannies look after the house and the children respectively.
In her leisure time, she prefers massages and also confesses to being addicted to reality TV. She was in a relationship for the first time at the age of 18 and at that time she got her obsession for Hermes Birkin bags when her boyfriend presented her with it.
Rumor has it that Stanbury has dated many elites including Hugh Grant, Prince Andrew (the Duke of York), footballer Ryan Giggs and so on. Stonecliffe Rock Limited, a creditor, is said to call in the debt after being infuriated by a lot of ‘selfies’ of Stanbury at parties.