Ruth Handler Cause of Death: Biography, Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Husband – Ruth Handler was a businesswoman, inventor, entrepreneur, and writer, best known for inventing the Barbie doll in the 1950s.
|Name:||Ruth Marianna Handler|
|Date of Birth:||November 4, 1916|
|Net Worth:||$100 million|
Ruth Handler Biography
She was born on November 4, 1916 in Denver, Colorado, United States
After undergoing a radical mastectomy she was unhappy with her breast prosthesis. Ruthton Corp. was founded to make more realistic breasts for women called Nearly Me.
When she was only sixteen and in high school, she met the man who would become her husband and business partner, Elliot Handler.
They moved to Los Angeles, California where he studied at the Art Center School of Design, and she found a job as a secretary at Paramount Studios.
The couple's first breakthrough in the world of business was the founding of Elzac, together with their financial partner Zachary. The company was active in the 1940s, and it produced figural costume jewelry brooches.
Ruth Handler Age
She is 86 years old.
Ruth Handler Height
Details about her height is unknown
Ruth Handler Parents
Ruth Handler was the youngest of ten children in a family of Polish Jewish immigrants. Her mother was Ida Mosco (nee Rubinstein) and her father was Jacob Mosco, a blacksmith who left Poland with his family in order to avoid serving in the Russian army.
Ruth Handler Siblings
She was raised by her eldest sister Sarah Greenwald. Her brothers are Aaron and Joe Mosco.
Ruth Handler Nationality
She is an American
Ruth Handler Career
Handler aspired to invent a doll that would better facilitate the way young girls were playing with their dolls. Handler and Mattel introduced Barbie, the teenage fashion model, to skeptical toy buyers at the annual Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959.
Ruth Mosko Handler is best known as the inventor of the Barbie doll, but her most important work may be her prosthetics for survivors of breast cancer.
She was named the Women of the Year in Business by Los Angeles Times and was included in the Toy Industry Hall of Fame by Toy Manufacturers of America. She also received the ‘Volunteer Achievement Award' by the America Cancer Society. She was the first ever ‘Woman of Distinction' of the United Jewish Appeal.
In 1978, she and several other former officers of Mattel were indicted on charges of fraud and false reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission. She pleaded no contest to the charges, which investigators said resulted from attempts to influence stock prices, and was fined and sentenced to community service.
She was a writer, known for Detective Barbie: Mystery of the Carnival Caper (1998), Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012) and Barbie (1991). She was married to Elliot Handler.
She was a founder of Mattel and helped run the company for 30 years, until she and her husband, then co-chairmen, resigned in 1975.
Ruth Handler Husband
From 1938 to her death in 2002 she was married to Elliot Handler.
At 16, Handler met her future husband, Isadore Elliot Handler, at a B'nai B'rith dance in Denver. Three years later, she moved to Los Angeles, and he soon joined her there to attend the Art Center School of Design.
Elliot Handler was an American toy designer and businessman, best known as the co-founder of Mattel Inc., one of the world's largest toy companies.
He was born on April 9, 1916, in New York City, and he died on July 21, 2011, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 95.
Handler grew up in New York City and showed an early interest in art and design. After serving in the Army during World War II, he began his career in the toy industry, working as a designer for various companies. In 1945, he and his wife Ruth founded Mattel, initially as a picture frame company.
Ruth Handler Children
Her children were Kenneth and Barbara Handler. Barbie was named after Barbara Handler, her daughter.
Ruth Handler Net Worth
As at the time of this writing, Ruth has an estimated net worth of $100 Million.