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Sarah LaFleur

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Sarah LaFleur
Born1983 (age 37–38)
Tokyo, Japan
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materHarvard University
💼 Occupation
🤑 Net worth$14 million (September 2018)

Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur (born 1983) is an American businesswoman and fashion designer who is the founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur.[1]


LaFleur was born in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Christopher J. LaFleur, the former United States Ambassador to Malaysia, and Keiko Miyazawa, the daughter of Kiichi Miyazawa, who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1991 to 1993. Her younger sister is Emma Miyazawa.[2] She wore designs by Hanae Mori at the Bal des débutantes on December 7, 2002.[3] She graduated from Harvard University in 2006.[4][5]

LaFleur worked as a management counselor for Bain & Company and TechnoServe in New York City. She worked in South Africa where she studied business opportunities in agriculture. She then worked for a private equity firm, Starwood Capital Group, in New York and Paris.[6] LaFleur left financial counseling to found MM.LaFleur, whom she named after her mother, in April 2011, along with Miyako Nakamura and Narie Foster.[7][8] LaFleur is one of the signatories of a letter intended for Donald Trump and the United States Congress in an attempt to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in place throughout the United States.[9] She was interviewed by Ellevest about the gender pay gap in the United States in January 2018.[10]

LaFleur's net worth is estimated to be around $14 million in September 2018 by Quartz.[11]


  1. Safronova, Valeriya (2017-03-27). "With 'The Big Life,' Millennial Women Get a New Guide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. Gan, Steven; Aziz, Fauwaz Abdul (2005-03-16). "Q&A: Msia not snubbed by Clinton, Bush in tsunami tour, says US envoy". malaysiakini. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. Gross, Michael (2002-11-03). "Better Deb than Red". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  4. Calhoun, Lisa (2016-07-26). "Entering the Awesome Age of Millennial Entrepreneurship". Inc.com. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  5. Brzezinski, Ginny (2017-12-07). "How new shoes kicked my confidence into high gear". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  6. "The Story of a Startup". MM.LaFleur. November 2012. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  7. Gustafson, Krystina (2016-03-28). "The anti-Amazons: Two brands shaking up retail". CNBC. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  8. Dunn, Laura Emily (2016-12-08). "Women in Business Q&A: Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, Founder & CEO, MM. LaFleur". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  9. "Open Letter from Leaders of American Industry". 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  10. "Women in Power: Sarah LaFleur, MM.LaFleur". Ellevest. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  11. Yanofsky, David; Coren, Michael J.; Stolzoff, Simone (2018-09-12). "The Founders Index: A rising generation of female entrepreneurs in the US". Quartz. Retrieved 2018-12-02.

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