Who is Leslie Wexner?
He was born in September 1937. He started a clothing store in his twenties, called The Limited. It was given this name as it only focused on women’s sportswear. It was a success and in two years’ time, Wexner owned three stores. He is married to Abigail Koppel. They have 4 children (Sarah, Hannah, David, and Harry Wexner).
The Limited continued to grow and in 1969 Wexner took Limited Brands public to finance further expansion. The company is now known as L Brands.
The company continued to expand with acquisitions as Victoria’s Secret (1982) and Abercrombie & Fitch in 1988. The Abercrombie & Fitch brand was sold in 1996. The Limited brand was sold to Sun Capital Partners in 2007.
Wexner Art Collection
He owns one of the largest art collections in the world, including a USD 40 million Picasso painting. Wexner is the founder of the Wexner Center for the Arts.
LesWexner Net Worth
He is a billionaire with an estimated net worth of US$ 5 billion. This makes him the wealthiest man in Ohio.
He and his wife Abigail are active philanthropists through their Wexner Foundation. The foundation focuses on the leadership development of Jewish professionals and volunteers in North America and public leaders in Israel.
Abigail S Koppel
Wexner’s wife Abigail was born in 1962. She got her law degree in New York and practiced law in the 1990s. In 1993 – at the age of 52 –she married Lex Wexner. They have 4 children: Sarah Wexner, Hannah Wexner, David Wexner, Harry Wexner. The family lives in Ohio.