Leslie H. Wexner is an American businessman and has a company L Brands in which he serves as a chairman and CEO. He is a billionaire who helps people and institutions with his charitable works. He is married to Abigail Koppel and has 4 children.
Les Wexner was born in Dayton, Ohio, the U.S. on September 8, 1937, to Bella and Harry Wexner. As per his nationality, Wexner is an American by birth and he is of White ethnicity. Multi-billionaire Wexner was born under the star sign of Virgo. He has a sister by the name of Susan.
Lex Wexner graduated with a major in business administration from Ohio State University. Later, after graduation, he was associated with Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity as a member. Also, for a brief period of time, he went to the Moritz College of Law and attend classes.
Les Wexner married Abigail S Koppel on January 23, 1993. They were married at their home in New Albany, Ohio. Abigail is an attorney. But the courtship of their love life is not available.
Furthermore, the couple has four children named Harry, Hannah, David, and Sarah. Detailed information about them is not mentioned.
As of now, the couple is leading a happily married life together. Moreover, there are no rumors of any conflicts or unwanted issues in their relationship.
Les Wexner’s net worth as of 2019 is $4.6 billion. He has earned a huge amount of money from his career.
Wexner currently lives in an estate in New Albany which value is $47 million. Moreover, the estate has 30 rooms and is spread over 336 acres. Also, he is on 413th rank at the Billionaires 2019 list by Forbes.
Wexner started his business with a $5,000 loan from his aunt and opened The Limited which dealt in clothes like shirts and pants. Similarly, in 1982, he bought Victoria’s Secret for $1 million and it was in its initial phase with few lingerie shops in San Francisco.
Now, His L Brands sells lingerie, soaps, and candles in more than 3,000 stores all around the world which collects more than $12 billion annually.
Currently, Wex owns brands like Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel, The White Bandle company, and La Senza. His other companies are Lane Bryant, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lerner New York, The Limited Too, Structure 9, and Aura Science.
Wexner has helped many institutions and people in their time of needs. In 1989, he donated $1 million to United Way. He serves Congregation Agudas Achim as honorary vice chairman.
He helped the Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University and they changed its name in the honor of his father. Les Wexner established the Wexner Foundation in 1984 to promote Jewish leadership.
He got the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship on May 11, 2004. Also, he received the Women’s Wear Daily Beauty Inc Visionary award on December 11, 2013. For his help, the Ohio State University Medical Center changed its name to Wexner Medical Center.