Bernard Arnault – chairman, and chief executive officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. He is the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company.
- Age: 74
- Residence: Paris, France
- Source of Wealth: LVMH
- LVMH Ownership Stake: 47%
- Other Assets: Art collection with works of Picasso, Yves Klein, Henry Moore, yacht Symphony
Arnault has an estimated net worth of US$211 billion as 2023, according to Forbes, making him the richest person in the world. Ultimately, the company was formed by merging the two businesses. Louis Vuitton is a very successful luxury fashion brand, and Moet Hennessey is the merged champagne and cognac manufacturers.