Mrs. Estée Lauder — then Josephine Esther Mentzer — started her beauty career selling skincare products formulated by her Hungarian uncle, John Schotz, during the 1930s. The company, founded in 1946, didn’t go public until 1995. Today, the 3rd generation, family-owned business is one of the world’s leading makers of cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products which are sold in approximately 150 countries and territories. The company owns more than 25 well-known brands, including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, M•A•C, Tom Ford, Aramis, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Origins, GLAMGLOW, and La Mer in approximately 150 countries. Headquartered in New York City, most of Estée Lauder’s retail revenue comes from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The U.S., U.K., and China generate most online sales.