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Short Info

Net Worth5.3 billion USD
Date Of BirthOctober 14, 1939
SpouseRicky Anne Loew-Beer
FactUncle of actor Greg Lauren and Elizabeth Berkley.

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz on October 14, 1939, in The Bronx, New York, the son of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants, Frieda (née Belinkoff) and Frank Lifshitz, a house painter. Ralph Lauren has an older brother named Jerry.

Lauren attended day school followed by MTA (now known as the High School of Music & Art) in New York City. He then enrolled in Baruch College, where he studied business, although he dropped out after two years. From 1962 to 1964, Lauren served in the United States Army and was assigned to the Fort Knox base in Kentucky.

After his discharge from the army, Lauren moved back to New York City and began working as a sales assistant for Brooks Brothers. He joined tie manufacturer Beau Brummell in 1967 and became head of design in 1969. In 1971, he launched his own line of wide ties under the Polo label.

In 1972, Lauren opened a store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, which helped him gain a wider audience for his clothing line. He expanded his line to include shirts, jackets, and trousers. In 1977, he launched a line of women’s clothing under the Polo label.

In 1984, Lauren released his first fragrance, Polo for Men. The following year, he released Polo Sport for men and women. These two fragrances helped him establish himself as a major player in the fashion industry.

In 1992, Lauren released his first book, Ralph Lauren: The Man, The Vision, The Style. The book chronicles his life and career up to that point.

In 1999, Lauren was awarded the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2001, Lauren launched his first line of home furnishings.

In 2002, Lauren was inducted into the Fashion Hall of Fame.

In 2007, Lauren celebrated the 40th anniversary of his company with a gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In 2010, Lauren released his memoir, Ralph Lauren: An American Dream.

In 2013, Lauren was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Lauren is married to Ricky Anne Loew-Beer, with whom he has two children: Andrew and David. He also has three children from his first marriage to Nancy Wasserstein: Dylan, Andrew, and David.

Lauren’s net worth is estimated to be $7 billion.

General Info

Full NameRalph Lauren
Net Worth5.3 billion USD
Date Of BirthOctober 14, 1939
Height1.68 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Philanthropist, Businessperson
EducationDeWitt Clinton High School, Baruch College


SpouseRicky Anne Loew-Beer
ChildrenDylan Lauren, Andrew Lauren, David Lauren
ParentsFraydl Kotlar, Frank Lifshitz
SiblingsJerry Lauren, Lenny Lifshitz, Thelma Fried, George Poitras Lauren


AwardsLegion of Honour, Coty Award

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1I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
2They know they're going to look beautiful, and I don't think women should look like costumes. They shouldn't look like fashion victims.


1Father-in-law of Lauren Bush Lauren, granddaughter of former US President George Bush.
2Father-in-law of Paul Arrouet.
3Collects classic automobiles.
4Created his own fashion label "Polo Ralph Lauren" in 1967, which became a public company in the middle of the 1990s.
5His surname is pronounced "like a girl's first name", according to his niece, Jennifer Lauren.
6Born to Frank Lifshitz, an Ashkenanzi Jewish house painter, and his wife Fraydl Kotlar, he grow up in The Bronx. At the age of 16, his brother Jerry changed their name into "Lauren", while his other brother Lenny remained a "Lifshitz" for many years.
7His children are: sons, Andrew Lauren, born in 1969, and David Lauren, born in October 1971, and daughter, Dylan Lauren, born in May 1974.
8Uncle of actor Greg Lauren and Elizabeth Berkley.



Costume Department

America's Next Top Model2011TV Series clothes - 16 episodes
Friends2001TV Series provider - 1 episode
Manhattan1979wardrobe: Mr. Allen
Annie Hall1977clothing designs by
The Wild Party1975costume designer: James Coco, Perry King & David Dukes


Tweed Run2011Short


Friends1999TV SeriesRalph Lauren


Knight and Day2010the producers wish to thank


Untitled Victor Skrebneski DocumentaryDocumentary filmingHimself
Harry Benson: Shoot First2016DocumentaryHimself
Citizen Hearst2012DocumentaryHimself
Ralph Lauren's Fall and Holiday Fashion Show2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Restore America Honors2003TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America1981TV SeriesHimself
Today1978TV SeriesHimself

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