American businessman, investor and philanthropist Ronald Owen Perelman has an estimated net worth of $14.4 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes. As of October 2018, this dropped to $9.4 billion. He is the Chairman of Carnegie Hall.
Ronald was born on January 1 1943 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was raised in a Jewish family. He studied at the Cheltenham High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Wharton School. He graduated in 1964 and completed his master’s in 1966.
Perelman’s father Raymond G Perelman was a successful businessman. Ronald learnt the fundamentals of business from his father. He attended board meetings with his father when he eleven years old. His first major business deal took place in 1961 when he and his father bought the Esslinger Brewery for $800,000 and sold after three years for profit.
Today Ronald Perelman has invested in different companies through his diversified holding company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. He has interests in cigars, groceries, makeup, licorice, photography, cars, camping supplies, television, gaming, security, banks, jewelry and comic book publishing.
Ronald Perelman is married and has eight children. Currently he resides in New York. He is a devout philanthropist. His philanthropic activities have helped many people.