Is Ralph Lauren married? Yes, he is. He is married to Ricky Ann Low-Beer also known as Ricky Lauren. She is a famous author, artist and photographer from the United States. Ralph and his wife Ricky tied their knot on December 20, 1964, in New York City. The duo met for the first time six months earlier celebrating their wedding in a doctor’s office where Ricky was employed as a receptionist.
The couple has made a journey together for more than 5 decades and is the perfect example of life-long love. They have been blessed with three children named Andrew, David and Dylan who are successful in their related profession. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Lauren:
Who is Ralph Lauren?
Ralph Lauren is American by nationality and is better known for being a renowned fashion designer, business executive and a kind-hearted philanthropist. He is the owner of the international multi-billion company named Ralph Lauren Corporation. His interest in collecting rare automobiles has given him a different identity in the industry. From his entrepreneurial roles, Lauren has been able to establish himself in the list of top 100 richest American with a jaw-dropping net worth of 5.8 million USD, estimated by Forbes. Let’s explore in detail about billionaire Lauren’s biography in detail below:
Early Life and Education
He was born as Ralph Lifshitz on October 14, 1939, which makes his age be 81 years old as of 2020. His place of birth is in The Bronx, New York, the United States. He was born to the parents named Frieda (mother) and Frank Lifshitz (father) who were Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants. His father was from Pinsk, Belarus and was an amazing artist who used to work as a house painter. Lauren grew up with his other three siblings who include an elder sister and two elder brothers. Being the youngest member in his family, Lauren received a good care and a healthy environment from his early age.
Talking about his education, Lauren attended the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy and later went to DeWitt Clinton High School to complete his graduation in 1957. He joined the City University of New York (CUNY) at Baruch College and was the student of business. He became unable to carry his University education and dropped the study after two years of attendance.
Career and Professional Life
Lauren started his career by serving at the United States Army in 1962. In 1964, he left the Army to join Brooks Brothers who hired him as a sales assistant. Later, he was promoted to a salesman for the company. At the age of 28, he was working for Beau Brummell which was a leading tie manufacturer. After convincing the president of Beau Brummell, Lauren started his own clothing line. In 1967, Lauren founded Ralph Lauren Corporation which started working for men’s tie.
Lauren was passionate about sports too. In 1968, he was first full line of menswear ‘Polo’. His company launched a signature cotton mesh Polo shirt in 1972 which were available in various colors. The products were excessively advertised with a tagline stating “Every team has its color – Polo has seventeen.” Film director Woody Allen and actress Diane Keaton wore Lauren’s clothes in 1977 throughout their movie project Annie Hall which later won the Oscar Awards too. His company was listed as a publicly traded company on June 12, 1997, and is one of the successful companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
With the joint cooperation with NBC, Lauren launched an online shop through a website popo.com in 2000. Ralph Lauren Corporation obtained the NBC share of RL Media in 2007. The polo.com was re-launched as ralphlauren.com after the acquisition. The company later presented a new brand entitled American Living which became one of the largest cross-category brands.
Ralph Lauren was replaced as CEO by Stefan Larsson in November which was announced on 29 September 2015. Lauren is a history maker and has already been featured over 100’s of international magazines including TIME, Forbes, Vogue, GQ, Architectural Digest and Town & Country.
Lauren is a married man. His wife Ricky Ann Low-Beer is the daughter of Rudolph Low-Beer and Margaret Vytouch and is known for being the author of Cuisine, Lifestyle, and Legend of the Double RL Ranch and The Hamptons: Food, Family and History (2012). From their conjugal life, the couple welcomed their first child as a son named Andrew Lauren in 1969 who is a great film producer and an actor as well. They became blessed with their second son in 1971 who is now working as the Executive Vice President at Ralph Lauren Corporation for Global Advertising, Marketing, and Communications. Similarly, Ralph became a father to daughter Dylan Lauren in 1974 who is known for running Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City.
Discussing more his personal life, Lauren is a lover of automobile collection. He has already amassed more than 100 automobiles which are extremely rare and unique. His collection include two Ferrari TRs, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, a 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre, a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, three 1996 McLaren F1’s, a Porsche 997 GT3 RS, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Gangloff, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia, a 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi”, a rare Lamborghini Reventón Roadster and a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia. These cars were able to be displayed at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
It can be assumed that billionaires show a deep interest in politics as well, directly or indirectly. Lauren is the supporter and a regular donor to the Democratic Party. Regarding his religion, Lauren is Jewish.
Moving towards the body measurement, Lauren has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Throughout his life, he has given special attention to his health alongside with his maintained diet and regular fitness activities. In April 1987, he suffered from a benign brain tumor but was able to recover completely following a surgery.
Salary and Net worth
The founder of Ralph Lauren Corporation has an estimated net worth of 8 billion USD as of July 2017. The billionaire has numbers of investments from where he has been making a good amount of returns. He also owns a land of the 17,000-acre cattle ranch in Colorado.
Wiki and Facts
Lauren’s profile is available on Wikipedia and some other popular wiki sites. He has retained over 8 million followers on his Instagram profile @ralphlauren. Likewise, he is available on Twitter @RalphLauren where he has amassed more than 2.3 million followers. Join him on Facebook @RalphLauren where he has garnered more than 9 million followers.