The Lauder Family

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Overview

The Lauder Family

Our story begins with an ambitious, visionary woman and her belief that every woman can be beautiful. Estée Lauder and her husband, Joseph, founded the company in 1946 with four original beauty products and a drive for success that knew no boundaries.

Ahead of her time in every way, Estée Lauder defied conventions, and her fearless persistence set the tone for the family business.

Sons Leonard A. Lauder and Ronald S. Lauder contributed their many talents and business acumen to the Company’s expansion, including opening up new global frontiers and establishing new brands.

Members of the third generation, William, Aerin and Jane, are at the heart of the Company today, actively engaged in its leadership in collaboration with executive leaders.

Our heritage is one of our greatest strengths. The Lauder family achievements and values are the roots of our organization. Throughout the years, they have granted the Company the wings to soar — to lead the prestige beauty industry to new heights.

Our storied past is the foundation of our current success, as it inspires our future. Knowing who we are as a business — focused on long-term growth and successfully navigating global uncertainties — and knowing where we came from provides us with a strong footing to strategically adapt and grow.

Today we help millions of people around the world express their individual beauty while we push the boundaries of the business, continuing the bold, breakthrough efforts of our founder, Estée Lauder.

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