Ronald O. Perelman owns and operates a diverse array of businesses as Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. MacAndrews & Forbes’ businesses span a wide range of industries, from global leaders in consumer marketing and payment systems, cosmetics and digital entertainment, to biotechnology and military equipment. The principal interests of MacAndrews & Forbes include in AM General, Deluxe Entertainment, Harland Clarke, Merisant, RetailMeNot, Revlon, Scantron, Scientific Games, SIGA Technologies, Valassis, and vTv Therapeutics.
In addition to his extensive business interests, Mr. Perelman is an active philanthropist who believes powerful results can be achieved when financial resources are leveraged with human resolve. He has established the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center, the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is Vice Chairman of Carnegie Hall and serves on the boards of University of Pennsylvania, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, the Apollo Theater and Ford’s Theater. He is a member of the French Legion of Honor.
Mr. Perelman holds a BS in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City and is the father of eight children.
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Former United States Senator
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