Who Is Bernard Arnault?
Bernard Arnault is the 72 year old French CEO and Chairman of LVMH, the birth child of the Moet Hennessey and Louis Vuitton merger.
The company owns over 70 luxury brands with its most recent high profile buy being jewelry brand Tiffany and Co. for $15.8 million which is believed to be the biggest luxury brand acquisition ever.
Why Are People Talking About Him?
People are talking about Bernard Arnault because recently he surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos has recently taken over yet Arnault is still above Elon Musk).
Spouse: Anne Dewavrin (m. 1991)
Did You Know?
- Every Saturday, Arnault visits 25 shops; including both his and those of his competitors.
- Bernard joined his father’s business. He grew with the company to become its CEO in 1977 and in 1979, he later succeeded his father to head it as president of the company.