Lawrence Stroll

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Lawrence Stroll
Born
Lawrence Sheldon Strulovitch

(1959-07-11) 11 July 1959 (age 60)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationBusinessman, race track owner
Known forOwner, Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Owner of Racing Point F1 Team
Net worthUS$2.6 billion (February 2020)[2]
Spouse(s)Ex Wife - Claire-Anne Callens
Children2, including Lance Stroll

Lawrence Sheldon Strulovitch (born 11 July 1959),[3] best known as Lawrence Stroll, is a Canadian billionaire businessman, part-owner of the Racing Point F1 Team[4] and collector of vintage Ferraris. According to Forbes, he has a net worth of US$2.6 billion, as of February 2020.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born to a Jewish family[5] in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Leo Strulovitch.[3]

Career[edit]

Stroll invested in bringing Pierre Cardin fashionwear and Ralph Lauren clothing to Canada. Along with Hong Kong investor Silas Chou, Stroll invested in clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, and the pair largely contributed to the multiple brands global prevalence today.[6][1] In the 2000s, Chou and Stroll invested in Asprey & Garrard.[1]

Stroll owns the Canadian race car circuit Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec's Laurentian Mountains.[7]

In August 2018, Stroll led a consortium of investors in buying the Force India F1 team. [8]

On 31 January 2020 it was announced that Stroll led a consortium to invest £182m into Aston Martin in return for 20% stake in the company.[9] He rebranded Racing Point as Aston Martin.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Stroll has two children and has residences in Geneva, Switzerland as well as on the island of Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.[2] His son Lance Stroll is a racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One.[11] His daughter is Chloe Stroll.[12][13]

Stroll has a large car collection, mostly consisting of Ferraris, from the Ferrari 250 GTO, to the latest LaFerrari. He also owns the Ferrari dealership of Quebec. He owns other cars such as McLarens, and the Ford GT.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Who is Lawrence Stroll?". Montreal Gazette.
  2. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Lawrence Stroll". Forbes. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Billionaires: Lawrence Sheldon Strulovitch". Wealth-X. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ Gill, Pete (8 August 2018). "Force India rescued from administration by Lawrence Stroll-led new backers". skysports.com. Sky UK. Retrieved 16 August 2018. The Force India F1 team are to be rescued from administration by a group of investors led by Lawrence Stroll
  5. ^ "Jews of the Week: Lawrence and Lance Stroll". Jew of the Week. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Silas Chouis One of the 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Meet Canada's new Forbes billionaire, and his Ferraris". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Force India: Formula 1 team to come out of administration". BBC Sport. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  9. ^ "F1 billionaire owner in Aston Martin rescue deal". BBC News. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  10. ^ Irish Times: "Celebrity Facebook quitters, Aston Martin’s rescuer and a pricey Super Bowl night"
  11. ^ "Williams Confirms Driver Line Up for the 2017 Season". Williams Martini Racing. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Quebec's Lawrence Stroll newest member of Forbes' billionaires list | Financial Post". Business.financialpost.com. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  13. ^ Gould, Jennifer (22 September 2012). "Fashion moguls buy $50 million pads at One57, NYC's tallest apartment building". New York Post. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Lawrence Stroll's car Collection (Canada) cars". Supercars.agent4stars.com. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2016.