Judy Ellis Glickman Biography 2024 - A Photographer And Leonard Lauder's Wife

Judy Ellis Glickman Biography - A Photographer And Leonard Lauder's Wife

Judy Glickman is the second wife of Leonard Lauder, who is the chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies. Photo Source: Social Media.

Robert Williams once said that medicine, law, and engineering are noble pursuits to sustain life, but poetry and art are what we stay alive for. This is quite relative to the persona we are talking about in this article. If you are also an art enthusiast, you definitely know Judith Ellis Glickman. But even if you don't, you will now.

Judy Ellis Glickman is a passionate photographer with a great collection of photographs she has been collecting since the 70s. She is also a well-known philanthropist. Keep reading until the end to know more about Judy Ellis Glickman's net worth, career, family, and husband.

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Influenced By Her Father

Judy Ellis was born in 1938 in Piedmont, California. Her father, Irving Bennett Ellis, was a doctor and a photographer. His love and engrossment in photography piqued Judy's interest in this field. She moved to Los Angeles during her teen years after her mother, Louise Ellis, died of cancer.

Judy graduated from the University of California, from which she received certification in adult counseling. Growing up watching her father impacted her into what she is today. Judy started collecting photos while doing her post-graduate work at UCLA. Some of her collection pieces are timeless, while some are of the moment.

The first purchase of Leonard Lauder's wife was an image called Small Woods Where I Met Myself by Jerry Uelsmann. She paid under $1,000 in the early 1970s. Today she is an acclaimed photographer, and one of her books, "Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception," details her lifelong work regarding concentration camps.

Mrs. Glickman has now made an excellent name for herself and had an exhibition of her photographs at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC, the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. She also gifted her collection of nearly 160 images to the Portland Museum of Art. Her photographs and collection are praise-worthy and an intimate insight to the upcoming generations into what once was. 

Found Love In A Hopeless Place

Miss Ellis met her late husband, Albert Glickman, as a university student. The couple partook a happy life together until Mr. Glickman died in 2013 due to Parkinson's disease. Al and Judy were married for 54 years and have 4 children and 16 grandchildren.

When Judy lost her husband, there was no immediate pursuit for another companion, but life surprises us in many ways, right? Likewise, Glickman found another chance at love again with Leonard Alan Lauder, heir of The Estee Lauder Companies, the eldest son of the makeup maven Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder.

Judy and Leonard were longtime family friends. Albert Glickman was one of Leonard's closest friends. Leonard, too was a widower after his wife, Evelyn Hausner, died in 2011. Initially, Judy denied Leonard's invitation to spend a weekend together in Palm Beach in early January 2014, but her friend persuaded her to accept the invitation. This is how their story bloomed, and the rest is history. The couple tied the knot on January 1st, 2015, at the Ritz-Carlton beach club in Sarasota, Fla.

Judy Ellis Glickman Family

Judy Glickman is Married to cosmetic billionaire Leonard Lauder. Photo Source: Social Media.

Their marriage was completed in the presence of all their families, and Judy's sons and one of her daughters-in-law officiated the ceremony. Mr. Lauder also had printed T-shirts that read: "You said what? Call him back!" the dialogue said by Judy's friend when she initially rejected Lauder's invitation.

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Judy Ellis Glickman Net Worth

As an established photographer, Leonard Lauder's wife is an independent woman. Judy is also a part owner of Casco Capital, a global private investment firm. Furthermore, her photographs are considered of much value as well and are sold for thousands of dollars. With all this information, even though we are unsure about the exact number of Judy Glickman's net worth, we can have vague ideas regarding her fortune.

The acclaimed photographer must have earned considerably, so she must be living a comfortable life with her billionaire hubby. Speaking of Judy Glickman Lauder's husband, Leonard Lauder's net worth is $21.4 billion, as per Forbes.

Overall, Mrs. Lauder has been actively working to promote art and influence the world for the better through her platform. She is also doing well in her personal life. We wish her the best wishes through this article.

Trivia And Facts

  • Judy has been collecting photographs for over 50 years.
  • Her father's work appeared regularly in photography books and magazines.

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