Abigail Koppel is the lovely wife of founder, chairman and until recently chief executive officer of L Brands, Inc., Leslie Wexner.
Abigail’s notorious husband recently announced he will be stepping down as CEO of Victoria’s Secret parent company L Brands. The 82-year-old will remain chairman emeritus of L Brands after his departure.
The Ohio native born Leslie H. Wexner on September 8, 1937; he attended Ohio State University and went onto found L Brands, a global retail empire that included Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, and served as CEO for more than 5 decades.
Wexner got his start in 1963, when he used a $5,000 loan to open The Limited, which sold only fast-moving items like shirts and pants. He bought Victoria’s Secret for $1 million in 1982, when it was just a small, failing chain of lingerie shops in San Francisco.
He is a happily married man, check out five facts about his wife, Abigail Koppel below.
#1 She is his wife of 27-years
Abigail Koppel and Leslie Wexner tied the knot on January 23, 1993. At the time he was 55-years-old and she was 31. That means there is a 24-year age gap between them. They held the ceremony at their home in New Albany, Ohio.
#2 She is a former attorney
Abigail Koppel who goes by Abigail Wexner is a graduate of Dwight School, New York City, also Barnard College at Columbia University, and New York University School of Law. She practiced law from 1987 to 1992 at Davis Polk & Wardwell in London and in New York.
#3 She founded The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and KidsOhio.org
Koppel is the founder of The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and KidsOhio.org. and serves as a board member for multiple organizations, including the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, KIPP Journey Academy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Wexner Center Foundation.
#4 She is a mom
Since their nuptials, Abigail and her husband have welcomed four children; Harry, Hannah, David and Sarah. Sarah manages the family estate in England.
#5 She accepted money from disgraced Jeffrey Epstein
IRS records obtained by The Dispatch show that Epstein donated $47 million to a charity Mrs. Wexner established in 2007 just months after Epstein was accused of abusing minors in Florida.