Bachelor of Science, Wharton School, University Pennsylvania, 1954.
With Estée Lauder, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1958, executive vice president, 1962-1972, president, 1972—1995, Chief Executive Officer, 1982—1999, chairman, 1995—2009, chairman emeritus, since 2009. Vice chairman board CFTA, New York City, 1976—1979. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1955.
Bd directors Advisory Commission on Trade Negotiations, Washington, 1983—1987, trustee Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1978, board governors Joseph H. Lauder Institute Management and International Studies, 1983, co-founder Institute for Study of Aging, 1998, trustee Whitney Museum Art, New York City, 1977—1990, past president, 1990—1994, chairman, 1994—2008, Member of Chief Executives Organization, French-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States (council foreign relations).
Married Evelyn Hausner Lauder, July 5, 1959. Children: William Phillip, Gary Mark.