Top Ten Richest VIP People of France In 2016

Richest VIP People of France in 2016For Centuries, France has always been known for its magnificent history and scenic beauty. Whether it it be Paris in depth or France as a whole, its a land of beautiful people with brilliant business strategies. France is the principal member of most leading industrialized nations of the world. It is due to the mixed economy of the world and has seventh largest economy because of its purchasing power parity.

Top ten richest people of France in 2016 are as shared below.

Liliane Bettencourt

1 Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: 37.6 billion dollars

Known for: Shareholder of L’Oréal Paris

She is a famous French heiress, businesswomen, philanthropist and socialite and is one of the richest women in the world. She was born in Paris and owns the world’s largest cosmetic company of the world L’Oréal Paris. She is married to Andre Bettencourt who is a famous French politician and used to serve as a cabinet minister I French government.

Bernard Arnault

2 Bernard Arnault

Net worth: 31.7 billion dollars

Known for: CEO of LVMH

He is a famous businessman, collector, philanthropist, investor and business magnet. He is running Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton since 1989. According to Forbes he is the 13th richest businessman of the world who is running his company very ambitiously and professionally.

Francois Pinault

3 Francois Pinault

Net worth: 15.8 billion dollars

Known for: Businessman

A famous businessman and art collector, Francois Pinault is a chief shareholder and honorary chairman of a leading retail chain in France. His company Artemis S.A holds Samsonite Luggage, Converse Shoes Company, Colorado Vail Ski Resort, and Chateau Latour.

Serge Dassault

Net worth: 16 billion dollars

Known for: CEO of Groupe Dassault

He is a famous 89 year old French senator who is also the CEO and chairman of Groupe Dassault. His company interests in making media products, software products and aerospace products.

Carrie Perrodo

5 Carrie Perrodo

Net worth: 11.2 billion dollars

Known for: Former model and businesswoman

She is a Singapore born French businesswomen and used to be a successful model of her time. She was also the founder of Carries models, a leading model agency that she later sold years ago. According to Forbes, she is ranked number 149 among the richest people of the world.

Alain Wertheimer

6 Alain Wertheimer

Net worth: 8.7 billion dollars

Known for: co-owner of Chanel

Alain Wertheimer along with his brother Gerard, he is the co-owner of House of Chanel and is among the principle investor of Bell & Ross. Both the brothers have inherited a horse racing stable called as La Presle Farm which is used for racing purposes in United States.

Gerard Wertheimer

7 Gerard Wertheimer

Net worth: 8.7 billion dollars

Known for: Owner of Chanel

He is 63 years old and own Chanel along with his brother Alain Wertheimer. He is the head of his corporation and is responsible for looking after the watch division of the company.

Patrick Drahi

8 Patrick Drahi

Net worth: 8.6 billion dollars

Known for:  Self-Made Businessman

He is a Moroccan born business tycoon and has citizenships of both France and Israel. He is the founder and CEO of Luxembourg based telecom Group Corporation of France. He is ranked at number 60th in the list of world’s richest people according to Forbes survey.

Vincent Bollore

Vincent Bollore, chairman of Vivendi and largest shareholder, attends the company's shareholders meeting in Paris, April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Net worth: 8.6 billion dollars

Known for: Chairman and CEO of Bollore

He is the head of Bollore group and found his company in 1822 after which he held the entire business on his own. It was his leadership characteristic and diversified empire that he is among 500 richest people of the world.

Xavier Neil

10 Xavier Neil

Net worth: 8.4 billion dollars

Known for: Chief strategy officer of Iliad

He is the most famous French entrepreneur and is very active in technology industry as well as telecommunication industry and is among the major shareholders of internet service provider Iliad.

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