Jimmy Choo was born in Malaysia to a family of shoemakers. He made his first shoe when he was 11 years old.
He graduated from Cordwainers Technical College, England in 1983.
In 1996, he co-founded Jimmy Choo Ltd / J. Choo Limited with British Vogue magazine accessories editor Tamara Mellon.
Jimmy Choo Ltd is a British high fashion house specializing in luxury shoes, bags, leather products and accessories.
The company owns more than 400 design patents and has been the target of counterfeit imports in the UK, US and Australia.
Jimmy Choo Ltd has also had several cases for copyright and trademark infringement regarding the company name, logo and slogan.
In 2006 the company took action against Marks & Spencer for selling a copy of the Jimmy Choo Cosmo silk satin evening bag. The case was settled for an undisclosed amount of money.
In 2008 the company threatened to sue a New Zealand website, Kookychoo.com, for trademark infringement. Kookychoo sells toys, jewellery and bean bags.