There are success stories and there are renowned businesses, but only a few of them can go about building a business empire, like Giorgio Armani. This iconic fashion designer is not just someone Italy is proud of, but is a precious gem world-over. One of the biggest fashion brands in the world, Armani came into existence in mid 70s. By 2001, the company distinguished itself all over the globe for its crisp, clean and opulently refined fashion creations. Today, Armani also has several other businesses like hotels and restaurants under the brand name.