France is one of the heavily industrialized countries in the world. The seventh largest economy as per purchase power parity, France has produced many billionaires and continues to have them. The country has many rich people. Here is the list for top 10 richest people in France.
10. Xavier Niel
He has seen a huge boost in his wealth due to the rose share of Iliad, the parent company id his Telecom outfit Free. He is ranked 154th in the world and currently has $8.4 billion of wealth.
9. Vincent Bollore
The chairman and CEO of Bollore Group, the 62 year old billionaire have taken his company to new heights and made it one of the 500 largest companies of the world. He is currently 152nd in the World list and has $8.6 billion of wealth.
8. Patrick Drahi
The 50 year old founder of Altice, a multinational telecommunications company is 8th on the list. He has the wealth of $8.6 billion and currently 151st in the world’s list.
7. Gerard Wertheimer
He is the head of the French luxury brand Chanel. He is the head of company’s watch division which was established in 1909 by his grandfather. He has the wealth of $8.7 billion and is currently 147th in the world’s list.
6. Alain Wertheimer
He is co-owner of Chanel and is the chairman of the company. His current wealth is $8.7 billion and is the 147th on the list.
5. Carrie Perrodo and Family
The wife of French Energy Tycoon, Carrie Perrodo is on fifth on the list. Hubert Perrodo was one of the richest and now her widow has wealth worth $11.2 billion and currently 105th in the world’s list.
4. Sarge Dassault
He is the CEO of Groupe Dassault. He is also a Senator in France. The company is in the field of aerospace, media, and software. His wealth is currently $16 billion and he is ranked 62nd in the world.
3. Francois Henry Pinault
He is the head of French conglomerate Kering. His total worth is $15.8 billion and currently ranked 62nd in the world. He changed the name if the conglomerate to Kering from PRR in 2013. The company was founded by his father Francois Pinault.
2. Bernard Arnault
He is the CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The 65 year old business tycoon owns many brands and subsidiaries. His wealth is presently $31.7 billion and he is currently 17th on the world’s list.
1. Liliane Bettencourt
The multi-billionaire is the daughter of L’Oreal. She, however, does not manage the things now. Her asset is worth $37.6 billion and she is currently ranked 8th in the world’s list. She is suffering from dementia disease as well.
They all have contributed at large to their nation. They all are hugely successful and their wealth is continuously growing. So, the list is prepared on the basis of their current wealth. They have inspired many and plenty of billionaires are in line to join others in the richest list of France.