Bernard Arnault

Mr. Bernard Arnault is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Chairman of Groupe Arnault and Christian Dior SA. He is the 18th richest person in the world with $24.1bn according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (December, 2012). Mr. Arnault holds board position with numerous companies including Christian Dior Couture, Societe Civile du Cheval Blanc and Saint Emilion. Mr. Arnault graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He was born on 5 March 1949.

FRANCE: France’s top 500 fortunes getting even bigger

In its annual survey of France’s 500 richest people, a French business magazine has revealed that the country’s top earners have quadrupled their wealth over the past decade.

Source: www.france24.com | Date: 25th July 2013

LVMH-Hermès Dispute at a Boil

A regulatory hearing on Friday will examine whether the billionaire Bernard Arnault, who controls LVMH, used stealth to gain a big stake in Hermès.

Source: myaccount.nytimes.com | Date: 30th May 2013

Arrivederci, la dolce vita as Italians succumb to sharp-dressed French

The man known as "the Wolf in Cashmere Clothing" has gobbled up Italy's best-known cashmere producer, as yet another family-owned Italian luxury business cedes control after two centuries.

Source: www.independent.co.uk | Date: 15th July 2013

Luxury giant reveals growing interest in Joules, retailer to the county set

L Capital, the private-equity arm of the world's biggest luxury goods company, LVMH, is among suitors plotting to make a major investment in Joules, the fashion retailer favoured by the county set.

Source: www.independent.co.uk | Date: 20th May 2013

Top 100 Billionaires Wealth Rose to $2.029 Trillion

Philippe Germond, the chief executive of computer services group Atos Origin, was sent packing and the next day it was the turn of Carrefour's youthful boss, José Luis Durán, to take the fall for the hypermarket group's underperformance.

Source: www.ft.com | Date: 20th November 2008

Carlyle, KKR among Maje, Sandro bidders-sources

PARIS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Private equity firms including Carlyle and KKR this week submitted non-binding offers for control of French fashion brands Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot, sources familiar with the transaction told Reuters.

Source: uk.reuters.com | Date: 31st January 2013

Bernard Arnault On Economics, Acquisitions and the Internet

Suzy Menkes interviewed Bernard Arnault at the IHT luxury seminar in Moscow. The video is below, but in a nutshell, Arnault thinks the U.S. economy will slow down, but not go into recession.

Source: upstart.bizjournals.com | Date: 30th November 2007

LVMH Chief Plans $140 Million Art Museum

Bernard Arnault, the billionaire chairman of Louis Vuitton parent LVMH and France's richest man, plans to open a $140 million art museum in Paris within the next 2-3 years despite the grim economic forecast.

Source: www.luxist.com | Date: 6th October 2008

France`s richest man Bernard Arnault plans Paris art centre

France's richest man Bernard Arnault has announced plans for building a major contemporary arts centre in Paris and the centre will contain exhibition galleries, an auditorium and an indoor garden.

Source: www.enjoyfrance.com | Date: 3rd October 2006

Surging Real Estate Values Put Giant French Retailer in Play

PARIS, March 22 — Carrefour, Europe’s answer to Wal-Mart and the world’s second-largest retailer, is in play.

Source: www.nytimes.com | Date: 23rd March 2007