Rande Gerber

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Rande Gerber
OccupationBusinessman
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)
Cindy Crawford (m. 1998)
Children2 including Kaia Gerber

Rande Gerber is an American entertainment industry businessman and former model. He founded nightlife companies Midnight Oil and the Gerber Group. A bar and nightlife industry entrepreneur, his portfolio has consisted of restaurants, bars and lounges worldwide. In 2014, he launched Gerber Spirits.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gerber is the son of Jordan Gerber and Ellen Peckman.[2] Gerber is Jewish.[2]

Career[edit]

Gerber's Gerber Group opened its first venue, the bar The Whiskey in the Paramount Hotel in New York City, in 1991.[3] In 2013, he partnered with George Clooney to launch Casamigos Tequila.[4] In June 2017, it was sold to Diageo for $700 million, with an additional $300 million possible depending on the company's performance over the next ten years.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gerber married model Cindy Crawford on May 29, 1998.[6] They have two children, son Presley Walker (born July 2, 1999)[2] and daughter Kaia Jordan (born September 3, 2001),[7][8] both of whom started a modeling career while growing up.[9][10]

Gerber grew up in the Hewlett, New York[11] and graduated in 1980 from Hewlett High School on Long Island.[12] He attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a BA in marketing.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerber Spirits". Gerber Spirits. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  2. ^ a b c O'Neill, Anne-Marie (July 19, 1999). "Cindy's Joy". People. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "About". Gerber Group. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Zima, Lauren (July 2, 2015). "George Clooney Was 'Forced' Into Starting Tequila Company After Ordering 1,000 Bottles a Year". Entertainment Tonight. Archived from the original on June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Whitten, Sarah (June 21, 2017). "George Clooney just sold his tequila business for up to $1 billion".
  6. ^ "Weddings of the Year 1998". People. June 22, 1998. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Cindy Crawford: Model, Actress, Film Actor/Film Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress, Television Personality (1966–)". Biography.com (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Entertainment / Crawford, Adkins birth: [Kaya Jordan Gerber was born Monday in Los Angeles...]". CNN.com. September 6, 2001. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Creeden, Molly (December 8, 2014). "Meet Cindy Crawford's Daughter Kaia Gerber, A 13-Year-Old Who's About to Become the Next Big Thing". Teen Vogue. Yahoo. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  10. ^ http://www.teenvogue.com/story/presley-gerber-cindy-crawford-best-modeling-advice
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ George Clooney sells his LI-based tequila company for $1B
  13. ^ The incredible life of multimillionaire Rande Gerber: George Clooney's business partner, Cindy Crawford's husband, and father to 2 budding supermodels

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