5 things you didn’t know about Richard Edelman

A Crain’s profile about the CEO of Edelman PR introduces readers to the man who runs the world’s largest public relations firm.

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In the meantime, here are some highlights about Richard Edelman and his firm:

He worked as a junior brand-marketer before Edelman. Richard Edelman succeeded his father, Daniel, who founded the company in 1952. But shortly before joining his father in the family business, Richard took a job with Playtex Marketing in Stamford, Conn., according to Crain’s.

He is hesitant to say his daughter is the heir apparent. According to the story, company insiders say his 24-year-old daughter Margot is the heir apparent. To which Edelman said, “I don’t want to put that burden on her.”

He takes the subway to work. And he rides in a cab, not a private car, to the airport.

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