Richard Lorenzen

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Richard Lorenzen
Born (1992-02-28) February 28, 1992 (age 27)
ResidenceManhattan, New York City, U.S.
Known forFounder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands
Spouse(s)Pinsi Lei

Richard Lorenzen (born February 28, 1992) is an American entrepreneur,[1] philanthropist, and political figure. He is the founder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a public relations firm based in New York City.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Lorenzen was born in Long Island, New York to parents Richard and Christina Lorenzen,[3] a New York City Fire Department lieutenant and freelance writer,[4] respectively. He was homeschooled[3] and started his first online business when he was 15 years old.[5][6] He briefly attended NYU to pursue a major in international relations and affairs.[7]

Lorenzen is the founder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a public relations firm in New York.[8] In a recent Huffington Post interview he talked about a lot of the challenges young people face in founding a company.[9] In a live radio interview with Biz 1190 in Atlanta, Lorenzen talked about how he founded his agency at the age of 15.[10]

After getting much attention for having founded his company at the age of 15, Lorenzen penned an article that was published on Fox News about the ten things he wish he had known before he started his company.[11]

In December 2015, the Young Entrepreneur Council announced that Lorenzen had gotten engaged to digital media entrepreneur Pinsi Lei.[12] They were married in October 2016.[13]


On October 25, 2016 Lorenzen released his book, Surge: Supercharge Your Life, Business & Legacy.[14]


He has been featured on Entrepreneur,[15] The Huffington Post,[16] Forbes,[17][18] Business News Daily,[19] Mashable,[20] and Fox News.[21]

Honors and awards[edit]

Lorenzen was listed as number 21 on Entrepreneur's "50 Online Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2016",[22] as well as Business News Daily's "25 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow".[23]

Inc. named Lorenzen one of the top eight entrepreneurs on Twitter in 2016.[24]

In 2017 Inc. named Lorenzen one of the top 25 inspiring entrepreneurs to watch.[25]


Lorenzen serves on the Young Professionals Board of the Friends of the Children New York.[26]


  1. ^ Long, Jonathan (October 3, 2016). "24 Year Old PR Mogul Richard Lorenzen's 5 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur Magazine.
  2. ^ Fajardo, Rob. "How this Millennial Built a 7 Figure Company at 24 Years Old". Influencive.
  3. ^ a b Clancy, Ambrose (April 13, 2007). "The Children Shall Lead World of Online Startups". Long Island Business News. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Christina Lorenzen". Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Schmid, Valentin (September 19, 2014). "How to Work New York". Epoch Times. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Follow Ups". Long Island Business News. December 14, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Richard Lorenzen". BLU Realty Group. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  8. ^ Illuminati, Christopher (July 2, 2016). "24-Year-Old Founder Of A 7-Figure Company Told Us The Most Important Connection To Make In College If You Want To Start A Business" (Interview). BroBible. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Daisyme, Peter (July 27, 2016). "24 Year Old Entrepreneur Richard Lorenzen on Building a Multimillion Dollar Company". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Holtzclaw, Eric (July 19, 2016). "Fifth Avenue Brands: New York's A-List PR Team". Biz 1190 AM. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Lorenzen, Richard (May 2, 2016). "10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started". Fox News. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  12. ^ Salerno, Katie (December 27, 2015). "Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup". Young Entrepreneur Council. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  13. ^ Baran, Melissa (January 25, 2017). "Glam Manhattan Wedding". Style Me Pretty.
  14. ^ "Surge: Supercharge Your Life, Business & Legacy".
  15. ^ "Richard Lorenzen". Entrepreneur. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  16. ^ "Richard Lorenzen". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  17. ^ "Are You Busy Being Busy? Four Tips For Effectiveness". Forbes. Young Entrepreneur Council. September 19, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  18. ^ Rampton, John. "8 Ways to Build a Digital Marketing Agency". Forbes. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  19. ^ Taylor, Nicole F. "Are You an Effective Leader? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself". Business News Daily. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  20. ^ Gerber, Scott. "The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves". Mashable. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  21. ^ "Write Press Releases That Actually Get Noticed". FOXBusiness. May 2, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  22. ^ Demers, Jason (Dec 10, 2015). "50 Online Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2016". Entrepreneur. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  23. ^ Taylor, Nicole F. "25 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow". Business News Daily. Purch. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  24. ^ Agrawal, AJ (April 13, 2016). "8 Entrepreneurs You Must Follow on Twitter in 2016". Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  25. ^ Hendricks, Drew (January 2, 2017). "25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017". Inc. Magazine.
  26. ^ "Young Professionals Board". Friends of the Children New York. Retrieved November 26, 2015.

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