This article talks about the life and death of Estee Lauder. Important and interesting details related to her family and her business are also taken into account.
Fact 1. Estee Lauder’s cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest. She died on the 24th of April, 2004, inside her house in Manhattan.
Fact 2. Estee Lauder once started her business on cosmetics with a business in the kitchen in which she tried to blend face creams.
Fact 3. Lauder was Time magazine’s only female business genius who made it to the top 20 in 1998. Her company was ranked as having a revenue of $4.744 billion.
Fact 4. While being a cosmetic that reinforces beauty through non-natural methods, she said that ‘œbeauty is an attitude’ and that there is no secret to beauty.
Fact 5. To Estee Lauder there are no such things as a woman that is ugly. It is only in a woman’s mind to be ugly if she does not care or she does not believe that she is beautiful.
Fact 6. Estee Lauder’s biggest profits in selling her cosmetic products were primarily in department stores like Bloomingdale’s, Harrods (London), Fifth Avenue, and Galeries Lafayette.
Fact 7. Estee Lauder courted many rich and famous individuals like the royalty from Monaco – Princess Grace. She kept on sending the Princess many things until the two of them became good friends.
Fact 8. Estee Lauder’s real name was Josephine Esther Mentzer, but her family members developed the habit of calling her ‘œEsty’ which was pronounced as ‘œEstee.’ A public official in her school misspelled ‘œEsty’ to ‘œEstee.’ It became a popular issue that stuck.
Fact 9. Estee Lauder’s husband was named Joseph Lauter which was then changed to Joseph Lauder later on. They were married twice, first in 1930, divorced in 1939, and married again in 1942. They had two sons.
Fact 10. Estee Lauder’s biggest rival in business was Charles Revson. Charles Revson built his own empire known as the Revlon Empire. Revson respected Lauder and said that he really wanted to beat her in business, but couldn’t.
Fact 11. Lauder’s flashy life in public started to die slowly after she broke a hip back in 1994.
Fact 12. Lauder’s uncle was a chemist, and he was her first chemist. Their first makeshift lab was from a stable.
Fact 13. The names of Estee Lauder’s sons were Leonard and Ronald. They are both involved in her empire today.
Fact 14. Estee and Joseph were also involved in philanthropy work.