Ronald Lauder

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Forget Term Limits: NYC Needs Mike

Bloomberg essential with Wall Street in crisis: Lauder

(Newser) - Term limits have been great for New York City, but it’s time to make an exception, billionaire philanthropist Ronald Lauder writes in the Times. Lauder believes Michael Bloomberg is the man to steer New York through the current economic disaster, preventing a repeat of the 1970s crisis that ruined... More »

Lauder Gives Whitney Museum $131M

Massive donation requires Whitney to stay in landmark building

(Newser) - New York's Whitney Museum announced yesterday that its chairman, the cosmetics executive Leonard Lauder, would donate $131 million to boost the institution's endowment. The gift is a transformational sum for the museum, which is devoted to American modern art, and one of the largest donations ever made to a museum... More »

Changes in Lauder Dynasty Hardly Cosmetic

Incoming prez and CEO-apparent is first from outside family

(Newser) - Estée Lauder might be a massive, publicly owned company, but it’s also a family business, tightly controlled by the Lauder clan—until now. On Monday, it will welcome new president Fabrizio Freda, who will likely eventually replace CEO William Lauder—and become the first outsider to run the... More »

Death Camps May Charge Admission

Dachau, other German sites say they're running out of cash to support programs

(Newser) - Nazi concentration camps need to start charging visitors an entrance fee, those who run them say; subsidies from the German government aren't adequate for upkeep and tour guides for millions of pilgrims who visit every year. The proposal has prompted outrage from German Jews, the London Times reports.  More »

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