Billionaire art collector Leonard A. Lauder is writing a book

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Billionaire philanthropist and art collector Leonard A. Lauder is working on a book, Page Six has exclusively learned — and the project is repped by the same power book agent as Michelle Obama’s “Becoming.”

A source said the tome will be “about Lauder’s life and extraordinary career and the lessons he has learned along the way.”


Lauder, 86, is chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies, which operates cosmetics brands including Clinique, MAC and La Mer.

It is believed that his late wife, Evelyn, the beloved socialite and philanthropist who died in 2011, is featured heavily in the book, as well as their work for causes including breast-cancer awareness and treatment.

The son of Estée Lauder, his influential art holdings have included the $1 billion collection of Cubist works he donated to the Met in 2013.

The book’s repped by Robert Barnett, whose clients have also included Barbra Streisand and Jack Welch.

Barnett was also behind Barack Obama’s book deal.



By Ian Mohr

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