#2035 Gary Lauder

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as of 10/21/21
$35 M | 2.15%
Reflects change since 5 PM ET of prior trading day
  • Gary Lauder's fortune stems from Estée Lauder, the cosmetics giant founded by his grandmother.
  • His father Leonard ran the family's publicly traded company for more than three decades and stepped down as CEO in 1999.
  • Lauder, who is not involved with the family company, is managing director of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm.
  • A venture capitalist since 1985, he has invested in over 60 private companies.
  • He is the largest investor in Shotspotter, a publicly-traded company whose technology detects and locates gunshots for immediate response.
  • Lauder is co-inventor of 16 patents, such as text message authentication for social media platforms, a cable TV system, and a heliostat.
On forbes lists
Source of WealthEstée Lauder
ResidenceAtherton, California
CitizenshipUnited States
Marital StatusMarried
EducationMaster of Business Administration, Stanford Business School; Bachelor of Arts/Science, University of Pennsylvania

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New Patent Law Means Trouble For Tech Entrepreneurs

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Related by financial asset: The Estée Lauder Companies
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The Estée Lauder Companies
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