In the huge list of the successful billionaire, Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault who is the best call as Bernard Arnault has separate space and recognition. Born in the year 1949, March 5, he is best to reckon as French business magnate, investor, philanthropist and art collector by profession. Besides, he also serves himself as chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH from the year 1989. The successful businessman is one of the world rich personality and ranks as 13th richest person in the world published by Forbes magazine in the year 2015 with the total net worth of $37 billion. Bernard Arnault is the richest man in the France and many other countries.
Coming from the engineering family background, he graduated from Maxence Van Der Meersch High School in Roubaix. Later he gains his engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique (X1969) in the year 1971. Right after his graduation, without wasting any time, he joins his father company Ferine-Savine and later turns the company apart and focus in other sectors. Turning the engineering company into a real estate agent, he became the CEO of the company in the year 1974. In the year 1987, he forms the new group name LVMH which gain huge popularity along with huge cash and other investment in his life.
Bernard, who has a deep interest in the field of art, has an extensive collection of paintings in his home. He has several pieces of world-class arts by Picasso, Yves Klien, Henry Moore and Andy Warhol. Bernard also represents himself as successful art representatives in France.During the year 1998 to 2001, he has led his hands in a number of the field including web companies. Boo.com, Libertysurf, and Zebang along with Europatweb, Groupe Arnault, and Netflix are some of his invested projects during that time. In the year 2008, he spent 253 million Euros in yacht business and bought Princess Yachts.The source states that he has a deep interest in Belgium and has also applied for Belgian citizenship. But he left the conversation and decided to withdraw his application in the year 2013. In addition, he stated that he never wanted to leave the France and will always be loyal when it comes to tax payment. He also added that in the name of protecting and formulating his original group, he don’t want the tag in his name as tax invaders.
There is no doubt that Bernard serves himself as a romantic person when it comes to his marriage life and marital status. He has been married twice in his life whereas, he is the father of five children. Bernard daughter Delphine Arnault serve as the management personnel of the luxury group while his son Antoine Arnault is the head of communications for the famous Louis Vuitton. Besides, he is yacht lover. Arnault represents himself as the owner of the large yacht of the world called Amadeus which he is funding personally and will be completed within the year 2014.