Ralph Lauren

The Bronx, NY

The Creation of POLO

Capital

New York City, NY

Background

Ralph Lauren originally studied business for 2 years, then went into the army. After that, he took a brief sales job at Brooks Brothers.

What Made Him Famous

Then in 1968, he started selling men's neck ties under the name "Polo" at large department stores then expanded from there.

Main Style of Lines

His main style of his lines are classic. He refuses to be "trendy" and now has a whole line of lifestyle living.

Debut

1968

Interesting Facts

-was originally, Ralph Lifshitz, but changed his name at age 16

-named Polo because it was the game of kings

-made a full recovery from a brain tumor in 1987

-he owns 90% of his company

-he even sells paint