Alain Wertheimer

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Alain Wertheimer
Born (1948-04-17) 17 April 1948 (age 70)
Paris, France
ResidenceParis, France
Known forco-owner of House of Chanel
Net worthIncrease US$12.7 billion (November 2017)[1]
Parent(s)Jacques Wertheimer
Eliane Fischer
RelativesGérard Wertheimer (brother)
Pierre Wertheimer (grandfather)

Alain Wertheimer (born September 28, 1948[2]) is a French businessman who, with his brother Gérard, own the controlling interest in the House of Chanel and also have an investment in Bell & Ross.[3][4]


Wertheimer was born to a Jewish family,[3] the son of Jacques Wertheimer and Eliane Fischer. His grandfather, Pierre, co-founded the House of Chanel. The privately held company is run by Alain who has presided over the acquisition of several non-Chanel brands, including Eres Lingerie and beachwear, Tanner Krolle saddles and leather goods, and Holland & Holland, a British gunmaker. Based in France, the Wertheimer brothers own French vineyards including Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux, and Château Canon in Saint-Émilion, both of which have won rave reviews from oenophiles. Both brothers are enthusiastic equestrians who also inherited and operate an important Thoroughbred horse racing stable they call La Presle Farm or Wertheimer farm for racing in the United States and is known as Wertheimer et Frère partnership in France.

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  1. ^ Forbes: Alain Wertheimer November 2017
  2. ^ "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b World's Richest Jews Jerusalem Post
  4. ^ Deshp, Written byJay; e (3 December 2014). "Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons". WatchTime - USA's No.1 Watch Magazine. Retrieved 19 February 2019.