Top 20 Richest People In France

Top 20 Richest People In France

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  1. Bernard Arnault

Net Worth: $83.7 Billion

Bernard Arnault is the French businessman and CEO of multinational luxury goods company LVMH. He is one of the fast growing businessman. In fact, in a very short period of 2 years he jumped to 3rd most rich person from 14th in list of 20 richest people throughout the world. His annual income is $ 7 billion in 2018.

 

 

  1. Lilian Bettencourt

Net Worth: $39.5 billion

Liliane Bettencourt is the wealthiest woman in France, who inherited from her father EugèneSchueller. The 94-year-old is one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal, a French cosmetics company. Together with her late husband André, Betterncourt founded the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation in 1987.

 

 

 

  1. Serge Dassault

Net Worth: $16.1 billion

Serge Dassault is the son of Marcel, the founder of the Dassault Group, which he inherited after his father’s death in 1986. The group has many subsidiaries, including Dassaultand Le Figaro Group.Dassault is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement political party. He became a senator in 2004 and, responding to Ayrault government’s plan to legalize gay marriage.

 

 

 

  1. François Pinault

Net Worth: $15.7 billion

François Pinault is a French billionaire businessman and the majority shareholder and honorary chairman of the retail conglomerate Kering, he is also known as collector..Pinault owns one of the largest collections of contemporary art worldwide, estimated at some 3,000 pieces. He plans to open a private museum in Paris in 2018 to display his collection which includes works by Damian Hirst and Pablo Picasso.


 

 

 

  1. Patrick Drahi

Net Worth: $13 billion

Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman with French, Portuguese, and Israeli citizenship. Drahi is the founder of Altice, a Netherlands-based multinational telecommunications company and the second-largest telecoms company in France.. He is also the owner of i24news, an Israeli 24-hours news and current affairs TV channel.

 

 

  1. Alain Wertheimer

Net Worth: $11.8 billion

Alain Wertheimer is a French businessman and technologist. He and his brother Gérard, own the controlling interest in the House of Chanel and also have an investment in Bell & Ross. Wertheimer own several vineyards in France and the US. It was Wertheimer who convince German fashion designer Karl Lagerfield to end his contract with French fashion house Chloé and join Chanel in 1983

 

 

  1. Gerard Wertheimer

Net Worth: $11.8 billion

Alain Wertheimer is a French businessman and investor. Along with brother Alain, Gerard Weirtheimer is the co-owner of French luxury brand House of Chanel, which is known for the ‘little black dress’, the Chanel No 5 perfume and the Chanel Suit. He inherited the company from their grandfather Pierre who partnered with Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as Coco Chanel.

 

 

 

  1. Emmanuel Besnier

Net Worth: $11.3 billion

Emmanuel Besnieris a French heir and businessman. He serves as the chief CEO of Lactalis.Besnier, 46, is the youngest billionaire on the list. He and his brother are heirs to Lactalis, the largest dairy products group in the world and second largest food products group in France. Besnier graduated from the ISG Business School in 1995, was appointed Director of Development of the family company.

 

 

  1. Xavier Niel

Net Worth: $8.1 billion

Niel is a tech entrepreneur, founder of Iliad, an internet service provider and mobile operator. Niel started his career at the age of 19. He is also a co-owner of the newspaper Le Monde and the sole owner of Monaco Telecom, the main telecommunications provider in Monaco which he bought a 55 per cent stake in for a reported $445 million.


 

 

 

  1. Carrie Perrodo

Net Worth: $8.1 billion

Carrie Perrodo was Singapore-born French entrepreneur and investor. She was married to Hubert and went on to found the independent oil and gas company Perenco, which is involved in onshore and offshore operations in Australia, Congo, Peru, Turkey and Venezuela, among others. In 2006, Hubert died tragically in the French Alps and his fortune was inherited by Carrie Perrodo.

 

 

  1. Pierre Castel

Net Worth: 6.1 billion

Pierre Castel is a French businessman, the founder of the Castel Group, a French beverages company and CEO of Patriarche. He is also the president of Cassiopée Limited which now has a global presence in the beverage industry. He has been involved in the beverage industry, specializing in breweries, wineries, and carbonated drinks for over 60 years.

 

 

 

  1. Jean-Claude

Net Worth: 6 billion

Jean-Claude is a Belgian actor and retired martial artist best known for his martial arts action films. He started martial arts at the age of  onlyten, His styles consist of Shōtōkan Karate and Kickboxing, eventually earned his black belt in karate at 18.

 

 

 

  1. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus

Net Worth: 5.36 billion

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is a Russian-born Swiss billionaire businesswoman and chairperson of Louis Dreyfus.She earned a degree in electrical engineer, in Leningrad. In 2016, according to Forbes she had a net worth of $9.5 billion which is now decline to $5.36 billion.

 

 

 

  1. Coisne

Net Worth: 5.1 billion

Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquetteis a French businesswoman. She serves as the chairwoman and chief executive officer of Sonepar. Initially it was a textile company, and later became a distributor of electrical equipment. Coisne-Roquette graduated with a degree in English and Law from Paris Nanterre University.


 

 

 

  1. Emmanuel Besnier

Net Worth: 4.5 billion

Emmanuel Besnieris a French heir and businessman and the chief executive officer of Lactalis. He is known as “the invisible billionaire”. Besnier joined Lactalis as director of development in 1995, later he took over as the CEO in 2000. After death of his father he owned 83% of Lactalis. He earned a graduation degree from the ISG Business School in Paris.

 

 

  1. Pierre Omydiar

Net Worth: 4.4 billion

Pierre Moradis a French billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of eBay and served as chairman .He became a billionaire at the age of 31 with eBay’s 1998 initial public offering (IPO). Omidyaris well-known philanthropists who founded Omidyar Network in 2004 in order to expand their efforts beyond non-profits to include for-profits and public policy.

 

 

 

  1. Pierre Bellon

Net Worth: 3.6 Billion

Pierre Bellon is a French billionaire businessman, the founder of Sodexo, a multinational food service and facilities management company. Bellon joined the Company in 1958 as a managing assistant, and rose to become CEO of the company. In 1987, he established a non-profit Association, which purpose is to focus on the progress of the company.

 

 

 

  1. Ricard

Net Worth: 3.2 Billion

Paul Louis Marius Ricard was a French industrialist and creator of a pastis brand which merged in 1975 with its competitor Pernod to create Pernod Ricard. He is also known as an environmentalist and the developer of two Mediterranean islands. At a young age Ricard was introduced to the alcoholic beverage pastis by his family.

 

 

 

  1. Jaques Saadé

Net Worth: 3.1 billion

Jacques R. Saadé was a French-Lebanese businessman and was the Founder Chairman of the CMA CGM Group, a French container transportation and shipping company.In 2017, Jacques Saadé appointed Rodolphe Saadé Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group. He graduated from the London School of Economics and earned a degree of MBA.


 

 

 

  1. Eric Guerlain

Net Worth: 3 billion

Guerlain is a French perfume, cosmetics and skincare house, which is among the oldest in the world. The perfume house was founded in Paris in 1828 by the perfumer Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain. It was run by the Guerlain family until 1994, when it was bought by the French multinational company LVMH.

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