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Ronald S. Lauder

AKA Ronald Steven Lauder

Born: 26-Feb-1944
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Austria, 1986-87

Net worth $3B (Forbes 2007).

Purchased the painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by Gustav Klimt for $135M, at the time the largest amount ever paid for a painting.

[1] Lauder lost the New York City mayoral primary to Rudy Giuliani in 1989.

Father: Joseph Lauder
Mother: Estée Lauder
Brother: Leonard Lauder (Chairman of Estée Lauder)
Wife: Jo Carole Knopf (m. Jul-1967, two children)
Daughter: Aerin Lauder (b. 23-Apr-1970)
Daughter: Jane Lauder (m. Kevin M. Warsh)

    High School: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
    University: BA International Business, University of Pennsylvania
    University: University of Paris
    University: International Business, University of Brussels
    Administrator: Board of Directors, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

    Central European Media Enterprises Chairman (1990-)
    RSL Communications
    US Ambassador to Austria (1986-87)
    US Defense Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and NATO policy (1983-86)
    Estée Lauder EVP (-1983)
    Estée Lauder (1964-)
    Member of the Board of Estée Lauder (1988-)
    Member of the Board of Estée Lauder Chairman, Estee Lauder International (-1983; 1987-2002)
    Museum of Modern Art Chairman (past)
    America-Israel Friendship League Board of Directors
    Anti-Defamation League Board of Directors
    Cantor for Congress
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Chairman (1999-01?)
    Every Republican is Crucial PAC
    Friends of George Allen
    Neue Galerie Founder (2001)
    Jewish National Fund National President
    New Yorkers for Term Limits Chairman
    US Term Limits Board of Directors
    United States Holocaust Memorial Council
    Women's Campaign Forum
    World Jewish Congress President (2007-)
    World Jewish Congress Treasurer (past)
    Issued Concealed Carry Permit New York City (2006)

Author of books:
Fighting Violent Crime in America (1985)

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