Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Loren & Jr Ridinger hosted a party previewing Yves Saint Laurent’s cruise collection for 2011 during Art Basel.
Loren and Jr Ridinger
Category: Power Couples
Company: Market America
Industry: Internet Commerce
What Made Them Haute: Loren and Jr Ridinger started their company Market America out of a garage in North Carolina. Since doing so, the Ridinger’s company has generated more than $2.5 billion in accumulated retail sales. The famous power couple have made a name for themselves not only in the world of internet commerce, but also as business socialites, entertaining the likes of Eva Longoria, Shakira, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats to name a few.
What Makes Them Haute Now: Last weekend, Loren Ridinger hosted a fabulous event for Vouge’s Yves Saint Laurent 2001 cruise collection during Art Basel Week in Miami. The Ridinger’s mega mansion in Miami Beach was the sanctuary of the ultra-exclusive event, opened only to the who’s who of socialites, celebrities and moguls. Russell Simmons, Serena Williams, Alejandro Sanz, Eva Longoria and many more topped the private list. The elite guests sipped on Champagne and were the first to witness the never before seen YSL 2011 cruise collection.
Just today, Market America has acquired shop.com, the online comparison-shopping engine. Click here to read more about the acquisition.