Brit Entrepreneur & Burton Group CEO, Ralph Halpern, passed away at 83

Ralph Halpern was a British businessman, who was the founder of Topshop and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Burton Group from 1979 to 1991.

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British businessman Ralph Halpern dies at 83

According to his family, Sir Ralph Halpern, the high-street entrepreneur who dominated British retail during the 1970s and 1980s, passed away at the age of 83. Halpern’s death is the most recent in a succession of businesses whose ambition and spirit of entrepreneurship came to characterize the last 20 years of the twentieth century.

 Sir Terence Conran, the creator of Habitat, passed away in 2020, whereas Sir Richard Greenbury, the man credited with bringing Marks and Spencer it’s first £1 billion in sales, passed away in 2017, and was succeeded by Arthur Ryan, the man behind Primark, and David Jones, the man largely credited with saving Next, both in 2019.

Ralph Halpern Age, Family, Early Life

Ralph Halpern was born on 24 October 1938(83 years old) in London, England. He holds a British Nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Ralph Halpern Family

Ralph Halpern born to Jewish parents fled from the Nazis in the 1930s and went to England, losing their fortune. His parent’s and siblings’ identities are unknown.

Ralph Halpern Wife, What about his Children?

Ralph Halpern divorced his first wife Joan in 1999, with whom he had a daughter, Jenny Halpern Prince. He had previously been linked by the British tabloids to a connection with the page 3 model Fiona Wright, leading to a “five times a night” headline.

Ralph Halpern Wife
Ralph Halpern Wife

In 2000, Halpern became a father again, at 61, when his second wife and former secretary, Laura Blume, gave birth to a son. He and Laura were subsequently divorced in Miami in 2007.

Ralph Halpern Career, What was his profession?

Ralph Halpern began his career with Burton Group in 1961 as a management trainee and was instrumental in the launch of Top Shop (located above a Peter Robinson location) in 1964. He rose up the managerial ranks as a result of its success, eventually becoming chief executive in 1978.

He transformed it into a retail behemoth with 2,800 outlets and more than 60,000 employees that ruled the British high street. When Halpern was fired by the board in 1991, the company had names like Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Debenhams, Principles, Racing Green, and Evans, and it was valued at £1.8 billion.

How much is Ralph Halpern Net Worth?

British businessman Sir Ralph Halpern’s net worth is 5.76 MILLION.

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Which school and college did he go to?

The name of the school Ralph attended and the topic he studied, however, is unknown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Halpern was not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Ralph Halpern’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack and white
Eye colorNot Available
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Ralph Halpern’s should be knows

Zodiac signScorpio
Relationship StatusMarried