Ronald Perelman ONE

#49 Ronald Perelman

#49 Ronald Perelman

REAL TIME NET WORTH
$9.2B
as of 12/3/18
  • Ronald Perelman is a consummate dealmaker who built a fortune with a diverse array of holdings, from candy to cosmetics.
  • He earned a reputation in the 1980s as one of the era’s fiercest corporate raiders.
  • He is a longtime shareholder of cosmetics giant Revlon and is an owner of Humvee manufacturer AM General.
  • Perelman learned about business from his father. He attended board meetings with him while in elementary school.
  • He is a prolific art collector with thousands of items in his portfolio.
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On forbes lists
#49
Forbes 400 2018
#152
Billionaires 2018
Stats
Age75
Source of Wealthleveraged buyouts, Self Made
Self-Made Score 7
Philanthropy Score 3
ResidenceNew York, New York
CitizenshipUnited States
Marital StatusMarried
Children8
EducationBachelor of Arts/Science, University of Pennsylvania; Master of Business Administration, Wharton School
Did you know
In June 2016 Perelman announced a $75 million donation to construct a performing arts center at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
Perelman has eight children from five wives. One of his daughters, Debra, is CEO of Revlon.
Net worth over time
$14B
Billionaires
March 2014
$14.5B
Forbes 400
September 2014
$14.5B
Billionaires
March 2015
$12.5B
Forbes 400
September 2015
$12.1B
Billionaires
March 2016
$12.2B
Forbes 400
October 2016
$12.5B
Billionaires
March 2017
$11.7B
Forbes 400
October 2017
$9.8B
Billionaires
March 2018
$9.4B
Forbes 400
October 2018

As I grew, it became very clear to me that what I do, I am not doing alone. I am placed in situations with opportunities that others are not. I don’t believe that that is happenstance. I believe that there is a God that has a plan for me.

Ronald Perelman

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