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Ronald Perelman

Businessman + Investor
Male
Born Jan 1, 1943
Age 73
Hometown City of Greensboro
Religion Orthodox Judaism
Other Names Ronald Owen Perelman

Ronald Owen Perelman is an American businessman. Through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. , he has invested in various companies in grocery, cigar, licorice, makeup, car, photography, television, camping, security, lottery, jewelry, banks, and the American comic book industry. Mr. Perelman annually is one of the world's largest philanthropic donors.… Read More

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Ronald Perelman
Ronald Perelman
Age 73

parents

  • Raymond Perelman
    Raymond Perelman
    Father
  • Ruth Perelman
    Ruth Perelman
    Mother

children

  • Steven Perelman
    Steven Perelman
    Son
  • Debra Perelman
    Debra Perelman
    Daughter
  • Samantha Perelman
    Samantha Perelman
    Daughter
  • Josh Perelman
    Josh Perelman
    Son
  • Hope Perelman
    Hope Perelman
    Daughter
  • Carleigh Sophia Perelman
    Carleigh Sophia Perelman
    Son

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CHILDHOOD

1943 Birth Perelman was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 1, 1943, the son of Ruth (née Caplan) and Raymond G. Perelman. … Read More

TEENAGE

1961 18 Years Old Perelman's first major business deal took place in 1961 during his Freshman year at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. … Read More

TWENTIES

1965 22 Years Old Perelman has been married five times. He married Sterling Bank heiress Faith Golding in 1965 and they divorced in 1984.

THIRTIES

1978 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, twelve years after Perelman formally joined Belmont Industries, he was the vice president but he still strove for more power and influence in the company. … Read More

FORTIES

1984 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He was first accused of greenmail in late 1986 during a run at CPC International when he bought 8.2% of CPC at around $75 a share and indirectly sold it back to CPC through Salomon Brothers a month later at 88.5 a share for a $40 million profit. … Read More
1987 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Undeterred by the agreement he signed declaring he wouldn't attempt a hostile takeover of Gillette for at least 10 years, he waited until June 1987 to attempt a friendly takeover. … Read More
1990 47 Years Old …  That number stems partially from Tepperman's salary, which started at $275,000 and rose to $1.2 million in 1990 and partially from his large benefits package, which included a luxury car of a brand of his choice. … Read More

FIFTIES

1993 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) Revlon Run/Walk For Women was created through the combined efforts of Perelman, Lily Tartikoff, co-founder of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, and the EIF. … Read More
1995 52 Years Old 1 More Event
He wed socialite Patricia Duff in 1995 and divorced in 1996.
1996 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 57 Years Old He was married to actress Ellen Barkin from 2000 to 2006.

LATE ADULTHOOD

A 2006 article published in the Forbes 400 discusses their relationship in detail. … Read More
2008 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2008, Perelman made a $50 million donation to the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center to create the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, and to provide vital financial aid to the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine.
2010 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2010, Perelman signed the Gates-Buffett Pledge, committing up to half his assets to be designated for the benefit of charitable causes (after his family and children have been provided for). … Read More
2011 68 Years Old In 2011, Perelman's parents, Raymond and Ruth, donated $225 million to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the largest single donation to that university in its history, changing the school's name to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. … Read More
2013 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Perelman donated $25 million to the University of Pennsylvania to create a new Center for its Economics and Political Science Departments.
2015 72 Years Old In May 2015, Perelman succeeded Sanford I. Weill as Chairman of Carnegie Hall.
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