The Homeless Boy Who Invented Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is the No.1 luxury brand in the world — valued at over $30 billion. Its history dates back to the 19th century and begins with a homeless teenager who could only dream of success. With no money or food, he worked odd jobs with artisans and craftsmen to survive, barely making any money but learned valuable skills that led to pioneering modern luggage and creating a billion-dollar empire.

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[Louis Vuitton/The Vuitton Family]
Vuitton: A Biography of Louis Vuitton

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[John Wanamaker]
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[Henry Racamier]
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[Marc Jacobs]
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99 comentarios:

HAIKYUU babies
HAIKYUU babies:
WHEN LOUIS VUITTON WAS MADE BY A POOR GUY AND THEY WERE BANNING POOR PEOPLE INSIDE
Elon Musk Zone
Elon Musk Zone:
I am mind blown by the quality of this video. Congrats!
JOHNSON'S NILABAM LATEST 2021 AFRICAN MOVIES
JOHNSON'S NILABAM LATEST 2021 AFRICAN MOVIES:
wow this is such a touching story ,getting to d top is never easy we have to work hard and tirelessly to make it in life, we shouldn't give up in hard times we get harder
Nadhila A
Nadhila A:
No wonder it stays THAT expensive bruh he literally invented the BAG not just the BRAND
Salman Kayani
Salman Kayani:
So essentially this explains why the prices are quite expensive. It’s a poor boy getting back at the rich.
Kyle L
Kyle L:
I had no idea Louis Vuitton was a rags to riches story.
mk salvador
mk salvador:
imagine if someone has the oldest version of louis vuitton, handcrafted by the founder... it would be the most expensive lv ever owned...
Jennifer Donovan
Jennifer Donovan:
To anyone reading this, remember Rome wasn't built in a day. your hard work will pay off
Jerome Ting
Jerome Ting:
Parents: If you don't study hard, you will end up like the homeless guy
The homeless guy:
Ashot Harutyunyan
Ashot Harutyunyan:
Actually his father also died soon after. He never married again and one woman adopted Louis.
Koning Willem-Alexander
Koning Willem-Alexander:
“Created by the poor, stolen by the rich.”
Humza and Aliza
Humza and Aliza:
This video taught me more than my history teacher did.
Life Well Loved
Life Well Loved:
How sad that their family business was stolen from them by the current CEO. Smh
itsme_najwa
itsme_najwa:
It's expensive because pass by pass through generations they all get to give there own designs and designs aren't easy to make you need inspiration
Bruno Wyss
Bruno Wyss:
successful people don't become that way overnight .most people you see as a glance-wealth, a great career, purpose-is the result of hard work and hustle over time. I pray that anyone who reads this will be successful in life..
Moras
Moras:
Too bad Louis Vuitton didn’t get to see the success of his brand
Joy Kent
Joy Kent:
You can't just say that he "suddenly passed away" in those days to live past 50 was considered amazing let alone living past 70.
Sam Anonymous
Sam Anonymous:
I needed to listen to this. Literally cried. I had no idea about his story. So much respect for him. I used to diss brands. I am so sorry for that. I truly understand the value now.
Georgia Miller-Kamara
Georgia Miller-Kamara:
“Handbags 👜 will cause injuries to women” but we still rather invest our paychecks in them!
dash dillinger
dash dillinger:
The story of a guy who built a legacy that he never got to enjoy
TESTING
TESTING:
You would never know a homeless teenager would be a billionaire one day.
NoMouse
NoMouse:
i’m never again complaining about how expensive LV is
Takeshi Blue
Takeshi Blue:
I feel like you took your school projects seriously growing up lol. But seriously it sucks that an outside party took the business away from its family and then ruined it then asked for help and revived it.
Cassie Jacobs
Cassie Jacobs:
When you invest, you're buying a day you don't have to work
Natasha Dussard
Natasha Dussard:
Whoever wrote this documentary did a fantastic and thorough job! And I primarily watch docs. Well done!
Shazistic
Shazistic:
Many people will panic to find a charger before their phone dies ,but won't panic to find a plan before their dream dies
Kwa Roba
Kwa Roba:
Whoever reading this, God knows what you are facing through, He heard your cry, He is going to deliver you Just trust in him. Amen.💕
dot dot
dot dot:
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Irrational Delusion
Irrational Delusion:
very "informative", from sleeping in the woods to selling travel boxes to aristocrats.
•Ńîkö•
•Ńîkö•:
so you are telling me he invented hand bags? (yes I know they had small ones and they said it was bulky and could hurt them but was he the first one to make hand bags?
Ehna Derecho
Ehna Derecho:
This video makes me wanna buy a Louis Vuitton bag because of the history and hardships its been through.
But sadly I am broke.
GronkJnr
GronkJnr:
The fact louie can’t live to what he started
joker  Goodner
joker Goodner:
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Philomina Jesus
Philomina Jesus:
Born an investor, always an investor.
I don't know who needs to hear this but stop saving all your money. Invest some of it if you want financial freedom.
A Lofi Life
A Lofi Life:
My family took everything from me... on the verge of being homeless, maybe this is a sign that I'll be alright. 😕
Gurosama Bltch
Gurosama Bltch:
It's crazy how you see these "Since 1800" type labels but you never think how much history, wars and hardships such an old brand went through
JustReyna
JustReyna:
lesson learned from this story: be careful on choosing your allies...
Dominica Mitchell
Dominica Mitchell:
Sad how the family doesn’t own part of it anymore. Good story
Budikit
Budikit:
7:05 Luis was so far ahead of the time that he even managed to secure himself an extra year worth of life within 71 years!
SevenDeMagnus
SevenDeMagnus:
Interesting.

Life is truly full of surprises- so be kind to everyone.
pragadish waran
pragadish waran:
I still can’t believe that homeless boy created an most favourite brand for all all those richest.
Andra Toma
Andra Toma:
Sooo…he started selling to royalty…this explains why this is sooooo expensive
Francis Corey
Francis Corey:
Don’t work for money; make it work for you
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove to be the greatest
investment that you will ever
make.
Andrew JM
Andrew JM:
im not even into high fashion, i wear cheap clothes for the most part but this story is so inspiring.
Wavey Bryant
Wavey Bryant:
“LOUIS ALMOST STARVED WITH NO MONEY”
“LOUIS USED HIS LAST SAVINGS TO OPEN A SHOP”

Tf?!
Isha Chand
Isha Chand:
my mom bought a louis vuitton when she was young and still has it. she has no idea how expensive these bags are, i only recently got to know about it. it even has the classic logo style and is a brown bag
StylerZainab And StylerZully
StylerZainab And StylerZully:
Like Father Like son..

Beautiful Story.
LoneWolf Ranger
LoneWolf Ranger:
Lol. Now days people who buy his products wouldn’t give a dime to a homeless person
Shut up David
Shut up David:
College doesn’t make you millionaire it just makes u stay under the system
`Nuz°
`Nuz°:
Never knew there was such a history behind Louis vuitton..
Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown:
in a few months or no time people we definitely be kicking themselves regret for missing the opportunity to buy or invest in cryptocurrency.
Don Madre
Don Madre:
I dont know who needs to hear this, you've got to stop saving money.invest some part of it if you really want financial freedom.
Roser Jamen
Roser Jamen:
No wonder it stays THAT expensive bruh he literally invented the BAG
Lierol Sein Vaidzeil
Lierol Sein Vaidzeil:
Moral of the story: No matter how life brings you down. Don't give up.
Ayvah Marie
Ayvah Marie:
This is a friendly reminder that sleep is very important.
Pïnned by Crypto Banter
Pïnned by Crypto Banter:
Nice video!! Very engaging from beginning to end. Nevertheless, businesses and investment are the easiest way to make money irrespective of which party makes it to the oval office.
Woka Cola
Woka Cola:
I love stories like this. Hard work, talent and legacy is always misunderstood as privilege
LC Ooi
LC Ooi:
"Handbags can cause injuries to women". Yes, their purses.
HELLASOLID.
HELLASOLID.:
Virgil who? Virgil where? Mad respect for Louis Vuitton !!!
junior ramos
junior ramos:
basically, if i wanna be rich, i just have to start a business, and wait generations to be successful
Lia cgds
Lia cgds :
IMAGINE BEING HOMELESS THAN A MILLIONAIRE-
Deku
Deku:
He so brave he slept in the woods isn't he scared that Slenderman will hurt him😂😂😂
Clayton Catlin
Clayton Catlin:
72?! That isn’t “sudden”. My dad died a week before his 52nd birthday, and his father (my grandfather) died at age 38. This man lived a long life.
Katrina Aliviza
Katrina Aliviza:
Let's be honest, we didn't search for this. It was recommended
Lauren Lewis
Lauren Lewis:
Not triggered or anything i just outwardly laughed when it said they asked their sister's husband. It was so fast cuz they put the sister's name first and then quickly switched over to her husband.
Perle
Perle:
no daughters, but at least we got a sister's husband XD
Joseph Adam
Joseph Adam:
Because no matter the stock market crash one need to have different portfolio, I already invested in bitcoin
Lime
Lime:
MENDAXHACK! that appreciations would just be less because they're such an adorable as well as such an humble soul who actually not only understood people's problem but also stand to help
Mike Frost
Mike Frost:
Loui Vuitton- "I'm going to knit this 2$ scarf & put my name on it with a $3,000 price tag"
Kayode Opaleye
Kayode Opaleye:
i love the documentary this is so inspiring that boost ones effort .
Sonya Wallace
Sonya Wallace:
investing in crypto now is really cool especially with the current rise in the market for now
Kyuthie Mae
Kyuthie Mae:
It’s a very inspiring story of success that everybody can learn.
Margaret Hailey
Margaret Hailey:
This took generations before the world would know this name and brand.
Heart
Heart:
Louis is probably proud for what his son done for him
ThePositiveLyfe
ThePositiveLyfe:
nobody knows the real story too many years in between, it could all be made up because it sounds great.
ethan ztz
ethan ztz:
You know whats crazy is when you think Louie you think fashion and handbags, when you think fashion and handbags you'll typically think female, But in fact the business was built by a family succession of straight males, then the one time they go to a female for help, it's to recruit their husband 😂😂 wild story
La Donna The First
La Donna The First:
We need more of these inspiring stories , happy to find a video like this in my recommendation:)
Wali Khaled
Wali Khaled:
Most people care about the end result of hard work, but they don’t care about the struggles successful people have to go through.
sana
sana:
12:01
YES let the music bring it all together
Codemasters Ejay Rage
Codemasters Ejay Rage:
It's like something out of the Indiana Jones movies, how interesting U make something special that last a life time. Untill it gets stolen and destroyed by destruction of a holy⚜️ war🇫🇷 it's so cool 👍 like movies...
SpecOps14
SpecOps14:
Wow poor louis, Makes me want to buy a louis belt now, You never know the history behind the products we use or wear, Always be thankful 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Kulsum
Kulsum:
Wow this is so shocking I didn't know LV had this much put in it
Gas
Gas:
The prices make sense now, it’s designer/history
SuShiL Ranakoti
SuShiL Ranakoti:
""" First Be Rich then a philosopher"" - SRK
Chandru R
Chandru R:
I’m really happy with LV having some work experience in manufacturing units the work culture is amazing good memories, they followed 100 % quality not only for their products also their employee welfare…
Hot Trades
Hot Trades:
*The rich see’s economic crises as a garage sale, that’s why investing right now will be the best decision*
chac cmi
chac cmi:
impressive story, had no idea of the hardships LV went through. Very inspiring!
cluelessitsme
cluelessitsme:
This should be a Netflix documentary
Patricia Richard
Patricia Richard:
I HAVE BEEN MAKING LOSSES TRADING MYSELF...I THOUGHT TRADING ON DEMO ACCOUNT IS JUST LIKE TRADING THE REAL MARKET... CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT OR AT LEAST ADVICE ME ON WHAT TO DO?
omxls
omxls:
me a 13 yr old: Ferb i know what we're gonna do today!
GoTaMa
GoTaMa:
In Europe we fight every hundred years or less...
CrappieHook King
CrappieHook King:
LV was blessed with son's who looked up to him, he must of been a good father.
Snow Ball
Snow Ball:
Plot twist: the step mother was the best thing that happened to him.
Sabrina Sykes
Sabrina Sykes:
What learnt from this is to never give up 💯
palmztrees
palmztrees:
Rich people: Ha, poor person! I have 67 louis vuitton items! I bet you go to walmart and get the stinky cheese.
Other person: louis vuitton was made by a poor child.
Rich people: thats it im shopping for cheap bags
Couter Curse
Couter Curse:
It sounds like a tear Jerking hallmark movie.
Muge Ozturk
Muge Ozturk:
Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.
Mr Erik Soto
Mr Erik Soto:
@Thomas Eagan
+1 9 0 3 5 2 7 7 3 0 4
STER Gaming
STER Gaming:
This gives me a new found respect for the brand. All this time I thought it was just an overpriced bag. Now I see that the brand has come a long way