Aerin Lauder

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Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer
Aerin Rebecca Lauder

(1970-04-23) April 23, 1970 (age 49)
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
OccupationCreative director, Estée Lauder Companies
Net worthUS$2.7 billion (August 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Eric Zinterhofer
Parent(s)Jo Carole Knopf
Ronald Lauder
FamilyEstée Lauder (grandmother)
Joseph Lauder (grandfather)
Jane Lauder (sister)

Aerin Rebecca Lauder Zinterhofer (born April 23, 1970)[2] is an American billionaire heiress and businesswoman.[3]

Family and education[edit]

Lauder is the daughter of Jo Carole Lauder (née Knopf) and Ronald Lauder.[4] Her father served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria under President Ronald Reagan, and is the president of the World Jewish Congress.[5] She is the granddaughter of Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder, the cofounders of the cosmetics company Estée Lauder Companies. She has one sister, Jane Lauder Warsh.[6]

Lauder graduated from University of Pennsylvania.[7] She worked at the family company during and after college. She then studied at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.[8]


Lauder is the style and image director for the Estée Lauder Companies[9] and has her own cosmetic, perfume, fashion, and furniture line named AERIN.[6] She also has a furniture and accessories collection.[10][11]

She owns 16 million shares in the Estée Lauder Companies making her worth $1 billion as of November 2013.[6][12]

Personal life[edit]

In 1996, Lauder married Eric Zinterhofer in a Jewish ceremony in Wainscott, New York.[7] Zinterhofer is an investment banker, the co-founder of the private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners and the former co-head of media and telecommunications investing at Apollo Global Management.[6] The couple lives in New York City[13] and East Hampton, New York[9][14] with their two sons.[15] She also has a home in Aspen, Colorado.[16]

Works and publications[edit]

  • Lauder, Aerin, Christine Pittle, and Simon Upton. Beauty at Home. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2013. ISBN 978-0-770-43361-1 OCLC 866853447
  • Smith, Clinton Ross, and Aerin Lauder. Veranda: The Romance of Flowers. 2015. Foreword by Lauder. ISBN 9781-6-183-7179-9 OCLC 903424582

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer". Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Aerin R Lauder - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ Tell, Caroline (7 December 2012). "Aerin Lauder: The granddaughter of Estée Lauder and founder of her own lifestyle brand on beauty, basics and (not eating) breakfast". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ "The Lauder Family: Aerin Lauder". Estée Lauder Companies. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ Lake, Eli (May 13, 2008). "Bush Visit May Boost Olmert". The New York Sun. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Jong, David de (15 November 2013). "Lauder Granddaughters Become Billionaires on Beauty Boom". Bloomberg Business News. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Weddings: Aerin R. Lauder, Eric Zinterhofer". The New York Times. 2 June 1996. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ Kors, Michael (22 May 2013). "Michael Kors Interviews Aerin Lauder". Aspen Peak. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b Stewart Ward, Kristina (25 June 2009). "At Home with Stylesetter Aerin Lauder". Elle Decor. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  10. ^ Goldfarb, Brad (31 July 2013). "Aerin Lauder's New Furniture and Accessories Collections". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Aerin Lauder's Debut Home Collection". Architectural Digest. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  12. ^ Saul, Josh (16 November 2013). "Lauder grandkids NY's newest billionaires". New York Post. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  13. ^ Parnass, Alexandra (1 June 2007). "Aerin Lauder's Closet Confidential". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  14. ^ "From the Archives: Aerin Lauder's Wainscott Home". Vogue. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  15. ^ Mulligan, Kimberly (21 July 2013). "Aerin Lauder Invites Us Into Her Home; Dishes On Parenting & That Gorgeous New Lifestyle Brand". Elizabeth Street. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Mountain High: Aerin Lauder's Aspen Home". Vogue. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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