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Leslie "Les" H. Wexner (born September 8, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American businessman from Columbus, Ohio, and currently chairman and CEO of the Limited Brands corporation. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... The Wexner Foundation is a charitable organization designed to enhance Jewish leadership founded by Leslie Wexner, CEO of Limited Brands and his wife, Abigail Wexner in Columbus, Ohio. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... Limited Brands NYSE: LTD (formerly known as ) is an American company based in Columbus, Ohio. ...

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Professional

Wexner was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Dayton, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, majoring in business administration. He briefly attended law school, but left to help his parents run their store in a suburban Columbus, Ohio shopping center. In 1963, Les Wexner borrowed $5,000 from his aunt to start 'The Limited' (so named because the store focused on clothing for younger women, unlike his parents' general merchandise store). The Limited opened its first store in the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington. Wexner's parents closed their store one year later in 1964, and joined their son at 'The Limited'. Wexner took Limited Brands public in 1969, listed as LTD on the NYSE. Over the years he built a large retailing and marketing conglomerate, which currently includes: Victoria's Secret, Pink (Victoria's Secret), Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel, C. O. Bigelow, The White Barn Candle Company, and La Senza. Previous brands that have spun off include: Lane Bryant, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lerner New York, The Limited Too (now Tween Brands, Inc.), Structure 9, Aura Science, The Limited (separation from Limited Brands by sale of 75% to Sun Capital Investments, made official as of August 3rd, 2007), Express (separation from Limited Brands by sale of 75% to Golden Gate Capital, made official as of July 6th, 2007) : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... For the Sonata Arctica single, see Victorias Secret (song) Victorias Secret is an American retailer of lingerie and beauty products. ... Abercrombie & Fitch (IPA: ) (NYSE: ANF) (A&F) is an American clothing company. ...


When substandard labor practices were described at a factory in Jordan working for Victoria's Secret, one writer for the Huffington Post called for protest letters to be written to Wexner.[1] The Huffington Post is a group weblog and news site started by Arianna Huffington on May 9, 2005. ...


Philanthropy

In 1989, Wexner and his mother Bella were the first to make a $1 million personal donation to the United Way. Both their names were inscribed in marble and are on display in the lobby of the United Way headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations in the United States that have traditionally pooled efforts in fundraising. ... The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations in the United States that have traditionally pooled efforts in fundraising. ...


Wexner was recently recognized as the wealthiest man in the state of Ohio. He is well known for his philanthropy, often to Jewish projects. He serves as Honorary Vice Chairman of the Board of Congregation Agudas Achim in Bexley. He was a major funder of the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, the name of which is actually intended to honor his father. In 1984 he established the Wexner Foundation. It has both a Graduate Fellowship and an Israel Fellowship Program. Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... The south side of the Wexner Center. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... This article is about the year. ... The Wexner Foundation is a charitable organization designed to enhance Jewish leadership founded by Leslie Wexner, CEO of Limited Brands and his wife, Abigail Wexner in Columbus, Ohio. ...


In 1999, Wexner paid $42.1 million for the Picasso Nude on a Black Armchair, and donated it to the Wexner Center for the Arts. Wexner is reported to own other Picasso paintings, and is considered to have one of the 50 largest art collections in the world. A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Nude on a black armchair is a 1932 portrait by Pablo Picasso of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter. ...


In December 2005, Wexner was appointed to his second term on the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University. The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


Personal

The Limitless (Palma de Mallorca, 2006)
The Limitless (Palma de Mallorca, 2006)

Wexner graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in 1959. In 1993 he married his wife, Abigail Wexner (formerly Abigail S. Koppel). Together, they have four children. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2544x1504, 742 KB) // File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Les Wexner List of motor yachts by length Limitless Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2544x1504, 742 KB) // File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Les Wexner List of motor yachts by length Limitless Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Location Coordinates : Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Palma (Catalán) Spanish name Palma de Mallorca Nickname Ciutat Postal code 070XX Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Balearic Islands) Website http://www. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Formerly of Bexley, Ohio, Wexner now lives in a $47 million, Georgian inspired estate ( 40°4′1.3332″N, 82°48′9.2520″W), on nearly 1000 acres (4 km²) in New Albany built in 1990. New Albany is an old village outside of Columbus dating from the pioneer era, which he developed with the "New Albany Company" into a growing upper class community. The estate is the location of the Annual New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day benefiting the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, of which Abigail Wexner is Founder and Board Chair. The Classic consistently draws the top professional show jumping riders because of its well maintained and elaborate jumping course. Bexley is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... New Albany is a village in Franklin and Licking Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, just northeast of the state capital of Columbus. ...


Also nearby is the major shopping village of Easton Town Center, which Wexner and partners (including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steiner + Associates) also developed. As a pun on his name and his former residence in Bexley, the village of New Albany was known (unofficially) for some time as Wexley. Today, this Georgian-themed village inspires comparison to 18th century developments by wealthy aristocrats in England. Easton Town Center[1] (commonly referred to as Easton) is a large mixed-use, office, retail, dining and entertainment center in Columbus, Ohio, near the northeastern suburbs of New Albany and Gahanna. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


At the time of its construction in 1997, Wexner's Limitless was the largest American-owned private yacht at 315 feet and 7 inches long. Few images exist, as Wexner will not permit any interior photography, nor does he release official exterior photos to the media. Nearly 140 feet shorter than Larry Ellison's "Rising Sun" yacht (now the fourth largest Yacht), the Limitless held the title of largest yacht for six years. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Side view of the Limitless (Palma de Mallorca, 2006) Near front view of the Limitless (Palma de Mallorca, 2006) The Limitless is one of the worlds largest private superyachts. ... Lawrence Larry Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, a major enterprise software company and is the 11th richest person in the world [1] // Ellison was born in New York City to Florence Spellman, a 19-year-old...


Wexner has a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein who manages Wexner's money. He also has formed close relationships with Alain Wertheimer, and his granddaughter Anastasia Wertheimer.[2] Jeffrey Epstein (born 1953 in Coney Island, New York) is a reclusive American billionaire financier and philanthropist. ...


See also

Forbes magazine annually lists the worlds wealthiest individuals: The Worlds Billionaries. ...

References

  1. ^ Jonathan Tasini. Victoria's Secret, Slave Labor And So-Called "Free Trade", The Huffington Post, November 27, 2007
  2. ^ Landon Thomas Jr. (2002-10-28). Jeffrey Epstein: International Money Man of Mystery. New York Magazine.

Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...

External links

  • The Wexner Foundation
  • The Limitless, Wexner's Yacht at YachtSpotter

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Les Wexner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (585 words)
Leslie "Les" H. Wexner (born September 8, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio) is a famous businessman from Columbus, Ohio, and currently chairman and CEO of the Limited Brands corporation.
In December 2005, Wexner was appointed to the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University.
Wexner was recently recognized as the wealthiest man in the state of Ohio.
CNN.com (3041 words)
WEXNER: It was a lot about my taste as a young man and the girls I was dating and what I thought was good taste to give to women that were in their middle 20s, early 20s, mid-20s.
WEXNER: In hindsight, I think it was a very typical father/son kind of relationship and conflict in that the son wanting to prove to the father his value.
WEXNER: I felt that we were far enough along the way in terms of defining brands and proving success with those brands, that the fact that I was willing to and was the sponsor of the idea of the name change was a strong signal that, you know, everything is possible.
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