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. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dayton is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States. It is the County seat and largest city of Montgomery County. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Limited Brands (formerly known as The Limited Inc) is an American apparel company based in Columbus Ohio.
Wexner was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States. It is the County seat and largest city of Montgomery County. He attended Ohio State University, majoring in business administration. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. 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. For the Sonata Arctica single see Victoria's Secret (song Victoria's Secret is an American retailer of women's wear Lingerie and beauty 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. Abercrombie & Fitch ('æbɝkrɒmbiː ænd 'fɪtʃ ( (A&F is an American clothing Retailer. ), 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)
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. Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern The Huffington Post (often referred to on the Internet as HuffPo) is a liberal News Website and aggregated Weblog 
In 1989, Wexner and his mother Bella were the first to make a $1 million personal donation to the United Way. United Way of America, based in Alexandria Virginia, is a Non-profit organization that works with nearly 1300 local United Way offices throughout the country in Both their names were inscribed in marble and are on display in the lobby of the United Way headquarters in Alexandria, Va. United Way of America, based in Alexandria Virginia, is a Non-profit organization that works with nearly 1300 local United Way offices throughout the country in
Wexner was recently recognized as the wealthiest man in the state of Ohio. He is well known for his philanthropy, often to Jewish projects. Philanthropy is the act of donating money goods services time and/or effort to support a socially beneficial cause with a defined objective and with no financial or material 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. The Wexner Center for the Arts is a Contemporary art gallery and "research laboratory" for the Arts at The Ohio State University The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. In 1984 he established the Wexner Foundation. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The Wexner Foundation is a charitable organization designed to enhance Jewish leadership founded by Leslie Wexner, CEO of It has both a Graduate Fellowship and an Israel Fellowship Program.
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. Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 Nude in a Black Armchair ( Nu au Fauteuil Noir) is a portrait painted by Pablo Picasso on March 9 1932 of his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter Wexner is reported to own other Picasso paintings, and is considered to have one of the 50 largest art collections in the world.
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.
Wexner graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in 1959. Palma is the major City and port on the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1993 he married his wife, Abigail Wexner (formerly Abigail S. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Koppel). Together, they have four children.
Formerly of Bexley, Ohio, Wexner now lives in a $47 million, Georgian inspired estate ( ), on nearly 336 acres (4 km²) in New Albany built in 1990. Bexley is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. Incorporated as a village in 1908 Bexley is an old tree-lined suburb of Ohio's capital Georgian architecture is the name given in most English -speaking countries to the set of Architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840 The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U New Albany is a village in Franklin and Licking Counties in the U 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.
Also nearby is the major shopping village of Easton Town Center, which Wexner and partners (including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steiner + Associates) also developed. Easton Town Center ("Easton" is a large mixed-use center in Columbus Ohio, United States. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor 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. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
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. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Limitless is one of the world's largest private superyachts She was built in 1997 by German shipmaker Lürssen, designed under the direction of Jon 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. Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation
Wexner has a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein who manages Wexner's money. Jeffrey Epstein (born January 20 1953 in Coney Island, New York) is an American financier billionare and Philanthropist. He also has formed close relationships with Alain Wertheimer, and his granddaughter Anastasia Wertheimer, the heiress to the Chanel fortune.