Ronald Lauder

Ronald Lauder

Famous American businessman and billionaire
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Ronald Lauder
  2. Career
  3. Philanthropy
  4. Involvement in Civil Organizations

Biography of Ronald Lauder

Ronald Lauder is a well-known American businessman, billionaire, philanthropist, and art collector. He was born into the family of the founders of the renowned company Estee Lauder. Ronald completed high school in the Bronx and obtained a Bachelor's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he studied at the University of Paris, where he earned a Certificate in International Business.


Ronald's career began in 1964 when he started working for Estee Lauder. Over the course of twenty years, he overcame various challenges and eventually became the Minister of Defense, working at NATO in the Pentagon.

In 1986, Ronald served as the ambassador to Austria and continued in this role for the following year. In 1989, he ran for mayor of New York City representing the Republican Party but lost in the primary elections. Currently, Ronald manages investments, real estate, and media assets.


Apart from being an entrepreneur, Ronald is also a philanthropist and public figure. In 1987, he founded the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe. The foundation also facilitates student exchange programs between New York and various European cities.

Ronald attaches great importance to the field of art. For a long time, he has been searching for works of art that were lost during the Nazi period. On November 16, 2001, Lauder opened the Neue Galerie in New York City, an art museum devoted to works from Germany and Austria from the early 20th century. The museum houses a magnificent collection of artworks by renowned artists worth millions of dollars.

Involvement in Civil Organizations

Ronald Lauder is actively involved in numerous civil organizations, including the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish National Fund, the World Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Abraham Fund, and many others. His own fortune is estimated to be around $3.0 billion, according to Forbes magazine in 2007.