Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive. He is the founder of the Ralph Lauren Corporation, which is a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products. Ralph Lauren started his career in fashion by selling ties, which led him to launch his own brand in 1967. He is known for his classic yet innovative designs, which often feature the iconic polo player logo. His clothing, fragrances, home furnishings, and accessories are sold in over 80 countries worldwide. Ralph Lauren is a philanthropist as well, and has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes over the years.