Ron Popeil : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Invention

Ron Popeil was an American inventor and marketing personality know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Invention

Ron Popeil : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Invention
Ron Popeil
  Bio
Name Ron Popeil
Birthdate ( Age) 3 May 1935
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States
Died 28 July 2021
Marital Status  Married
Wife/Partner  Robin Angers (m. 1995–2021), Marilyn Green (m. 1956–1963)
Children Lauren Popeil, Shannon Popeil, Pamela Popeil, Valentina Popeil
Parents Sam PopeilEloise Popeil
Profession American inventor and marketing personality
Net Worth $200 Million
Last Update July 2021

Ronald M. Popeil was an American inventor and marketing personality, and founder of the direct response marketing company Ronco.

He made appearances in infomercials for the Showtime Rotisserie and coined the phrase "Set it, and forget it!" as well as popularizing the phrase, "But wait, there's more!" on television as early as the mid-1950s.

Early Life and Family

Popeil was born to a Jewish family in Manhattan in 1935. When he was six, his parents divorced and he and his brother went to live in Florida with their grandparents. At age 17 in 1952, he went with his grandparents to work for his father, Samuel Popeil, at his company's (Popeil Brothers) manufacturing facility in Chicago. His grandparents later returned to Florida and Ron Popeil remained with his father.When he was 18, Popeil attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he joined Alpha Epsilon Pi before withdrawing after 6 months.

Ron Popeil Wife

Ron Popeil is a Married man. He Married two times and he had five childrens name Lauren Popeil, Shannon Popeil, Pamela Popeil, Valentina Popeil.

Ron Popeil Net Worth

Ronald M. Popeil was an American inventor and marketing personality, and founder of the direct response marketing company Ronco who has an estimated Net Worth of $200 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

After returning from college, Popeil continued to work and learn from his father, who was also an inventor and salesman of numerous kitchen-related gadgets such as the Chop-O-Matic and the Veg-O-Matic to major department stores. The Chop-O-Matic retailed for US$3.98 and sold over two million units. It indirectly spurred Ron Popeil's move into television, as it was so efficient at chopping vegetables it was impractical for salesmen to carry all they needed for their pitches. The solution was to tape the demonstration.

Popeil initially operated as a distributor of his father's kitchen products and later formed his own company, Ronco, in 1964. He continued as a distributor for his father and added additional products from other manufacturers.Ron Popeil and his father became competitors in the 1970s for the same retail store business.

Popeil received the Ig Nobel Prize in Consumer Engineering in 1993. The awards committee described him as the "incessant inventor and perpetual pitchman of late night television"and awarded the prize in recognition of his "redefining the industrial revolution" with his devices. He was a past member of the board of directors Mirage Resorts where he served for 22 years under Steve Wynn as well as a past member of the board of directors of MGM Hotels for seven years under Kirk Kerkorian. He became the recipient of the Electronic Retail Association's Lifetime Achievement award in 2001[8] and he is listed in the Direct Response Hall of Fame.

He was previously a member of the advisory board for University of California Los Angeles' Business, Management and Legal Programs. In August 2005, he sold his company, Ronco, to Fi-Tek VII, a Denver holding company, for US$55 million, with plans to continue serving as the spokesman and inventor while being able to spend more time with his family.

In 1956, he married Marilyn Greene, with whom he had two daughters; they divorced in 1963. He married Lisa Boehne sometime after this and has one daughter with her. He and Boehne divorced sometime before 1995, when he married Robin Angers, with whom he has two more daughters. Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale were his cousins.Popeil died on July 28, 2021, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at age 86. He had been sent there a day earlier for a medical emergency. 

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