- Full Name Steve Rubell
- Occupation Entrepreneur
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date December 2, 1943
- Place Of Death USA
- Death Date 1989-07-25
- Age At Death 45
Steve Rubell | BiographyFounded Studio 54 in 1977
In 1978, Rubell and Ian were charged with tax evasion and obstruction of justice, and their club had to be sold off. Rubell got sentenced to three and a half years in jail, and following his release in April 1981, he and Ian co-founded the Executive Hotel on Madison Avenue.
Steve Rubell was an entrepreneur famous as the co-owner of Studio 54, a New York City disco.
Who is Steve Rubell?
Steve Rubell was an American entrepreneur. Rubell was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, on 2 December 1943. He is an alumnus of Syracuse University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in finance.
While there, he met Ian Schrager, who would later become his business partner, during his undergraduate years. Upon graduation, Rubell got recruited at the National Guard. Later on, he worked for a brokerage business. However, his continual desire to create something on his own drove him to leave his job and launch a firm with Ian Schrager.
They began by opening two restaurants, one in Connecticut and the other in Queens, New York. Additionally, in Queens and Manhattan, they established the disco clubs Douglaston Manor and Studio 54, respectively (in 1977). A year later, in 1978, Rubell and Ian were charged with tax evasion and obstruction of justice, and their club had to be sold off. Rubell got sentenced to three and a half years in jail, and following his release in April 1981, he and Ian co-founded the Executive Hotel on Madison Avenue.
No authentic sources have revealed Rubell's net worth as an entrepreneur.
His marital life is under curtains. There is not any information on the web about his marital status.
How Did Steve Rubell Die?
Rubell was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He died because of complications (septic shock) related to the disease on 25 July 1989 at Beth Israel Hospital at 45.
Celebrities who frequently visited his disco club, Studio 54, such as Bianca Jagger and Calvin Klein, had attended his memorial.