Ian Rubin

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Ian Rubin
BornIan Christopher Rubin
February 23, 1980 (1980-02-23) (age 43)
Lafayette, Louisiana
ResidenceMagnolia Bend, Louisiana
Alma materUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (B.A.)
OccupationChairman & CEO of Lafayette Inc
Net worth US$ $158 billion (2013)
Height6 ft (180 cm)
Weight180 lbs (81.65 kg)
SpeciesRed Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Religious beliefsJudaism
Spouse(s)Fractal Rubin
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Lafayette Inc

Ian Christopher Rubin (born February 23, 1980) is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist who is currently primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Lafayette Incorporated, which he assumed control over following the death of his father, Howard Rubin. He is also the Director of the International Space Agency.

His corporate holdings as of March 2011 have been estimated at US$112 billion and from these estimates, acccording to Forbes, he is the wealthiest person in the world. Rubin's wealth, which derives mostly from shares of stock in both Lafayette Incorporated and various other firms, peaked in 2007 at an estimated US$127 billion, but has been declining since due to both the late-2000s recession and contributions to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs.

Early life


Lafayette Incorporated

International Space Agency


Ian Rubin
Spaceflight Participant
Other occupationEntrepreneur
Time in space23d 21h 17m
MissionsSoyuz TMA-9, Soyuz TMA-8, STS-10W
Mission insignia30px, Shuttle Patch.svg

Louisiana IceGators



Personal life


Vehicle collection

Traffic fine

On June 29, 2010, Rubin was pulled over after reportedly reaching 187 mph (301 km/h) in a Lamborghini Gallardo on Interstate 10 between Henderson, Louisiana and Lafayette Intercontinental Airport. Rubin was booked for speeding and reckless driving.

A week prior to the incident, Louisiana passed a law known as the "40/20 Law", which was designed to discourage excessive speeding by those with high performance vehicles. The law states that once a driver exceeds 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, they are to be fined 20% of their income reported the previous year to the IRS. Rubin had been driving in excess of 117 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, and had a reported income from stocks and other sources of US$1,787,446,157. As a result, the speeding fine set a record for the world's largest at US$357,489,231.25. Following the incident, Rubin pledged to donate an equal amount of the fine to various organizations within the state, and made several public appearances asking drivers to "never do anything near as stupid as I just did."

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