Ralph Lauren

Lauren in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Ralph Lifshitz

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 14, 1939

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive. He founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation.

His parents, Frieda/Fraydl/Frajda and Frank Berg Lifshitz, were Jewish emigrants from Belarus, from Brest.

Ralph is married to author, artist, and photographer Ricky Lauren. Among their three children is businessperson David Lauren, who is married to model and businessperson Lauren Bush, who is the granddaughter of President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. Ralph’s nephew, Greg Lauren, is married to actress Elizabeth Berkley.

Ralph’s paternal grandfather was Shlomo Zalman “Sam” Lifshitz (the son of Yosef Lifshitz and Leah Schmuckler).

Ralph’s paternal grandmother was named Tamara Schneider.

Ralph’s maternal grandfather was Netanel “Sanya”/Sam Kotlar/Cutler (the son of Yakov Koppel Cutler and Chava/Chana Waldman). Yakov was the son of Gershon Shlomo Kotlar. Chava was the daughter of Moshe Samuel Waldman and Sheini.

Ralph’s maternal grandmother was named Ruth Rachel Pomerantz. Ruth’s grandparents were Yehuda Leib and Chana Malka.

Source: Genealogy of Ralph Lauren – http://www.geni.com


Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    His Wikipedia mentions that he is Belarusian Jewish

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