Bernard Arnault( 5 March 1949 - Present )
Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, an investor, and an art collector.
Arnault is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH. He is the richest man in France, and the 12th richest person in the world. In November 2016, his wealth was estimated to be US$37.3 billion.
After graduating from the Maxence Van Der Meersch High School in Roubaix, Arnault was admitted to >École Polytechnique, from which he graduated with an Engineering degree in 1971.
His father, Jean Leon Arnault, a graduate of >École Centrale Paris, was a manufacturer and the owner of the civil engineering company, Ferret-Savinel.
After graduation, Arnault joined his father's company in 1971. In 1976, he convinced his father to liquidate the construction division of the company for 40 million Fren...