Ronald Perelman


Ronald Perelman was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States on January 1st, 1943 and is the Entrepreneur. At the age of 81, Ronald Perelman biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1943
United States
Place of Birth
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
81 years old
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$4 Billion
Entrepreneur, Financier
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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (BS, MBA)
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Faith Golding ​ ​(m. 1965; div. 1984)​ Claudia Cohen ​ ​(m. 1985; div. 1994)​ Patricia Duff ​ ​(m. 1995; div. 1996)​ Ellen Barkin ​ ​(m. 2000; div. 2006)​ Anna Chapman ​(m. 2010)​
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Raymond G. Perelman (father)
Ronald Perelman Life

Ronald Owen Perelman (born January 1, 1943) is an American banker, businessman, investor, and philanthropist.

MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, his company, has invested in companies with interests in groceries, cigars, licorice, makeup, cars, photography, television, camping supplies, security, gaming, jewelry, banks, and comic book publishing.

Perelman holds significant shares in companies such as AM General, Deluxe Entertainment, Revlon, SIGA Technologies RetailMeNot, Merisant, Scantron, Scientific Games Corporation, Valassis, vTv Therapeutics and Harland Clarke.Perelman is annually one of the world's largest philanthropic donors.

As of January 2019, Perelman is the 49th richest American, and 152nd-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $9.4 billion.

In September 2017, Forbes magazine named Perelman as one of the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds."

Early life and education

Perelman was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on January 1, 1943, the son of Ruth (née Caplan) and Raymond G. Perelman. He was raised in a Jewish family in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and is the grandson of Litvak immigrants. With family members he managed the American Paper Products Corporation. Raymond eventually left the company and bought Belmont Iron Works, a manufacturer of structural steel.

Perelman graduated from The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania in 1962.

From his father, Perelman learned the fundamentals of business. By the time Ronald turned eleven years old he regularly sat in on board meetings of his father's company. A 2006 article published in the Forbes 400 discusses their rough relationship in detail.

Perelman first attended the Villanova School of Business for one semester before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in business. He earned his MBA from Wharton in 1966.

In September 2017, Forbes magazine named Perelman as one of the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds."


Ronald Perelman Career

Business career

Perelman's first major business deal occurred in 1961 at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. The Esslinger Brewery was purchased by him and his father for $800,000 and then sold it three years later for a $1 million profit.

During Perelman's tenure with Belmont Iron Works (later renamed Belmont Industries), he helped his father with other matters. Their general plan was to buy a business, sell off superfluous divisions to lower debt and generate income, return the company to its core market, and then sell it or hang onto it for cash flow. Perelman was vice president in 1978, twelve years after he first joined Belmont Industries, but he continued to search for more power and authority in the company. Raymond, Raymond's father, told him that he had no intention of stepping down anytime soon. Perpetlman resigned and migrated to New York City. For the next six years, the two friends barely spoke to one another for the first time.

He orchestrated the purchase of Cohen-Hatfield Jewelers in 1978, his first venture as an independent investor without the help of his father, and borrowed a loan from his wife, Faith Golding. Perelman had sold all of the company's retail stores and reduced the company's lucrative wholesale jewelry segment within a year, earning him $15 million.

Perelman acquired MacAndrews & Forbes, a licorice extract and chocolate manufacturer. He was met with resistance from the company's chairman and investors who had filed an unsuccessful lawsuit to avoid the purchase, but Perelman won. Perelman started selling bonds in 1983 to buy MacAndrews & Forbes Group Inc's remaining 66% interest in MacAndrews & Forbes Group Inc., which was privatized by MacAndrews & Forbes Group Inc.

MacAndrews also acquired Technicolor Inc. in 1983. Despite the bond repayments, MacAndrews & Forbes purchased Consolidated Cigar Holdings Ltd. from Gulf & Western Industries in 1984, in comparison to Video Corporation of America. The Technicolor Inc. divisions were auctioned off, and Carlton Communications' main business was sold off to Carlton Communications for 6.5 percent of the purchase price in 1988. MacAndrews & Forbes purchased a 20 percent interest in Compact Video Inc., a television and film syndication business, using the proceeds from the Technicolor division's sell-off. In 1986, Ronald Perelman's first purchaseout of Compact Video.

Perelman acquired New World Entertainment in 1989, with David Charnay's Four Star Television becoming a part of Ronald Perelman's Compact Video later that year. After the buyout of Four Star International, the ownership of Compact Video Inc. was increased to 40% in 1989. The company's remaining funds, including Four Star, were folded into MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated after Compact went bankrupt. Perelman acquired New World Entertainment with Four Star as a part of the acquisition in 1989. Four Star International was purchased through a golden parachute agreement negotiated by Ronald Perelman after Charnay was notified of Perelman's stock purchase in 1989. cravenay' MacAndrews refinanced Holding company junk bonds for traditional bank loans by the end of 1989. In January 1990, the bulk of New World's film and home video assets were sold to Trans-Atlantic Pictures, a newly formed production firm established by a group of former New World executives.

MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc., became a minority owner of a diverse portfolio of public and private companies and was still majority owned by Perelman, who served as the chairman and chief executive officer. Marvel Comics, which was part of Perelman's watch in 1989, was one of the company's assets; under Perelman's watch, the company was bankrupt; in 1997, he sold off Marvel Comics; the company lost Marvel Comics; under Perelman's watch. Deluxe, Revlon, SIGA Technologies, VTV, and VTV are among MacAndrews & Forbes' current Scientific Games, which account for 39% of Scientific Games as of late 2019. However, as of Q3 2019, the company had recruited Goldman Sachs to help analyze strategic alternatives for Revlon.

He has worked with Revlon Corporation, thrifts for $315 million, and renamed it First Gibraltar Bank, Coleman Company, Sunbeam Products, and New World Entertainment.

Perelman filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley on February 17, 2005. Two facts were relevant: Did Morgan Stanley know about Sunbeam's health, and was Perelman deceived? The judge became ecstatic with deliberate stonewalling on Morgan Stanley's part, and the jury was ordered to believe Morgan Stanley deliberately and knowingly defrauded Perelman. Morgan Stanley had no choice but to argue that Perelman was too savvy an investor to have fallen for their transparent scams. The jury deliberated for two days after a five-week trial and awarded Perelman $1.45 billion. The fees were especially painful because Morgan Stanley turned down Perelman's offer to settle the lawsuit for $20 million. Morgan Stanley argued Frankreich was incorrectly decided, citing the judge's decision to use Florida rather than New York law and her decision to order Morgan Stanley to inform Morgan Stanley before the trial began. The decision was reversed by the appeals court in 2007. Perelman had no evidence proving that he had suffered any harm as a result of Morgan Stanley's behavior, according to the judges. Perelman appealed but was disapproved by the Florida Supreme Court, who dismissed it in a 5–0 decision. Perelman returned to the trial court and pleaded for the case to be reopened because email evidence was "a classic example of fraud on the court." His arguments were dismissed, but as of January 2009, he is seeking reopening the trial in Florida's 4th Circuit.

Perelman had sold his Gulfstream 650 as well as his 257-foot yacht, according to Bloomberg, on September 18, 2020.