Helena Rubinstein

1872 - 1965

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Helena Rubinstein (born Chaja Rubinstein; December 25, 1872 – April 1, 1965) was a Polish and American businesswoman, art collector, and philanthropist. A cosmetics entrepreneur, she was the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein Incorporated cosmetics company, which made her one of the world's richest women. Rubinstein was the eldest of eight daughters born to Polish Jews, "Augusta" Gitte (Gitel) Shaindel Rubinstein née Silberfeld and Naftoli Hertz "Horace" Rubinstein. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helena Rubinstein has received more than 941,846 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Helena Rubinstein is the 65th most popular businessperson (up from 66th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Poland (up from 128th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Businessperson.

Helena Rubinstein was a Polish-born American businesswoman and philanthropist who became the world's first self-made female millionaire. She is most famous for founding the company Helena Rubinstein Incorporated, which is now owned by Unilever.

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Among businesspeople, Helena Rubinstein ranks 65 out of 847Before her are Sergei Diaghilev, Roman Abramovich, Ronald Wayne, Aga Khan IV, Thomas Cook, and Robert Kardashian. After her are Kiichiro Toyoda, Sung Jae-gi, Lee Byung-chul, Calouste Gulbenkian, Bernie Ecclestone, and J. Bruce Ismay.

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Among people born in 1872, Helena Rubinstein ranks 19Before her are Emil Hácha, Richard Willstätter, Léon Blum, Sergei Diaghilev, Louis Blériot, and Djemal Pasha. After her are Maurice Gamelin, Sri Aurobindo, Jože Plečnik, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Norman Angell, and Wilhelm Miklas. Among people deceased in 1965, Helena Rubinstein ranks 19Before her are Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Maxime Weygand, Hermann Staudinger, T. S. Eliot, W. Somerset Maugham, and Paul Hermann Müller. After her are Nat King Cole, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Dorothea Lange, La Belle Otero, and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland.

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Among people born in Poland, Helena Rubinstein ranks 117 out of 1,694Before her are Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jarosław Kaczyński (1949), Władysław Reymont (1867), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), and Alfred von Tirpitz (1849). After her are Joseph Rotblat (1908), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Saint Casimir (1458), Karl Hanke (1903), Kurt Daluege (1897), and Albert Sabin (1906).


Among businesspeople born in Poland, Helena Rubinstein ranks 1After her are Max Factor (1877), Jack Tramiel (1928), and Joanna Hoffman (1955).