Dylan Lauren is the daughter of a billionaire businessman and renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren.
While she is best known as the daughter of Ralph, she runs the world’s largest candy store, Dylan’s Candy Bar, and is also the president of the candy store.
Nicknamed “Candy Queen” by the likes of celebrities as Oprah Winfrey, Dylan Lauren has a net worth of $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The $50 million net worth comes from her successful chain of boutique candy shops and candy suppliers, which has 28 outposts around the globe.
A candy lover since a child, watching the musical fantasy film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the age of six, planted in Lauren the idea of opening her own confectionary store. She fulfilled her childhood dream after 21 years in 2001 when she founded Dylan's Candy Bar intending to blend fashion and art with pop candy culture.
Initially opened in New York City, which is currently the store's headquarter, the NYC store has become a sort of "required stop" for New Yorkers and celebrities as Olsen Twins, Katie Holmes, Holmes's daughter, Suri Cruise, Janet Jackson, and Madonna.
Other celebrities as Gayle King, former First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Kardashians, David Beckham, and Taylor Swift have visited the store. The surge of A-listed celebrities prompted Lauren to create an area in the store called “Famous Favorites,” where celebs sign a mini-bin and fill it with their favorite candy, an obvious attraction for people.
Apart from the flagship store located at 1011 Third Ave, New York, Dylan's Candy Bar is situated at The Shops at Hudson Yards, Union Square, Honolulu, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Mohegan Sun, Bahamas, and Kuwait.
Dylan's Candy Bar is also located at major airports as Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Houston George Bush Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport, Southwest Florida Airport, Tampa Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, Charlotte Douglas Airport, and Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport. On the other hand, Dylan's Mini Candy Bar is present at East Hampton, Turnstyle market, and Arlo Soho Hotel.
Besides making countless kids and adults cheerful with the palate-pleasing confectionery items, Lauren is an author and has written a book titled Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life, which was released in 2010. The 'bright, happy art book' has myriads of close-ups images of candy and provides ideas for 'crafts, entertaining and decorating.'
In December 2015, Lauren launched a granting foundation called Dylan’s Candy BarN. The foundation provides support for animal welfare organizations across the country through the help of customer's donations.
Dylan appeared as judge in the first season reality television series The Toy Box. The Dylan's Candy Bar has been featured in movies and series as Gossip Girl, Arthur, Project Runway, to name a few.
Dylan Lauren married her longtime boyfriend, Paul Arrouet, on June 11, 2011. Arrouet is a managing partner and a founder of Marblegate Asset Management, located in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Paul's father, Marcel Arrouet, is a retired senior vice president of Brown Brothers Harriman, and his mother, Phyllis Monahan, works as a manager in the graduate mentor program at the Savannah College of Arts and Design, according to New York Times.
The couple's wedding ceremony was held at Lauren's family 300-acre Westchester County estate in Bedford, New York.
At her wedding, Lauren wore a handmade duchess-satin, silk tulle gown designed by Ralph Lauren. The lustrous, smooth non-stretch satin fabric embellished with georgette had a train arranged in a series of layers that gave the dress its signature look.
The 45 years old entrepreneur became first-time parents to a fraternal twin on April 13, 2015. A surrogate delivered the twins. The couple has named the son Cooper Blue and daughter Kingsley Rainbow.
Dylan herself is the youngest child of Ralph Lauren and Ricky Lauren. She has two older brothers: Andrew Lauren and David Lauren. Andrew is a film producer and actor while David is the Chief Innovation Officer and Head of the Ralph Lauren Foundation. David is married to grand-daughter of former President George H. W. Bush, Lauren Bush.