Ralph Lauren

Fashion Designer and Business Executive
Born Oct 14, 1939

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive; best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ralph Lauren.


1939 Birth Born on October 14, 1939.


1957 17 Years Old Lauren attended the Salanter Academy Jewish Day School followed by MTA (now known as the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy), before eventually graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1957. … Read More


1962 22 Years Old …  From 1962 to 1964 he served in the United States Army. … Read More
1964 24 Years Old On December 20, 1964, he married Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in New York City. … Read More


1970 30 Years Old In 1970, Ralph Lauren won the COTY Award for his menswear line. … Read More
1972 32 Years Old Ralph Lauren released Polo's famous short sleeve mesh shirt with the Polo logo in 1972. … Read More


1984 44 Years Old In 1984, he transformed the Rhinelander Mansion, former home of the photographer Edgar de Evia and Robert Denning, into the flagship store for Polo Ralph Lauren. … Read More
1987 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Sometime in early 1987, he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.


2005 65 Years Old …  In 2005 his collection was displayed at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
2010 70 Years Old In 2010, Ralph Lauren was decorated Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in Paris.
2011 71 Years Old In 2011 17 prime members of his collection were exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
2012 72 Years Old As of March 2012, Forbes estimates his wealth at $7.5 billion dollars which would make Ralph Lauren the 122nd richest person in the world.
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