Bernard Arnault Life Story

Bernard Arnault, (born March 5, 1949) is a French business tycoon best known as chairman and CEO of LVMH, a luxury-products company in the world. According to Forbes magazine, Arnault is the world's fourth richest man of Europe, with 2011 net worth of U.S. $ 41 billion.He also been named by Forbes as "the fashion of 2011.

In 2007, Arnault was named Commander of the Legion of Honor, the highest French order. In the same year, he appeared in the edition of Time magazine's annual Time 100 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Early life and career

Bernard Arnault Jean Étienne was born March 9, 1949, in Roubaix. His father is a producer Leon Jean Arnault, the owner of a civil engineering company, Ferret-Savinel. After graduating from the Maxence Van Der High Meersch in Roubaix, Bernard Arnault admitted to the École Polytechnique (X1969) from which he graduated with an engineering degree in 1971.

Bernard Arnault has been married twice, and is the father of five children. As a director of LVMH, Delphine Arnault is actively involved in her management of luxury group. His son Antoine Arnault is the Head of Communications for Louis Vuitton. His second wife, Hélène Mercier, is a pianist from Quebec. The couple has three sons. Nephew Harry Seaman was also involved in LVMH, overseeing sales and he is currently researching in the UK.

Bernard Arnault to be a witness at the marriage of President Nicolas Sarkozy to Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz. In January 2007 Kathryn Blair, daughter of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, completing an intensive French language and culture course at the Sorbonne University in France. Tony Blair has been criticized for accepting the invitation on her behalf from Bernard Arnault. During Kathryn Blair's course, which runs from October 12, 2006 to January 26, 2007, he was believed to have been provided with a package of accommodation, security and transport for around £ 80,000.

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