Gérard Wertheimer

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Gérard Wertheimer
Born
Gérard Paul Philippe Wertheimer

(1951-04-17) 17 April 1951 (age 67)
ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
CitizenshipEuropean
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Known forCo-Owner of House of Chanel
Net worthIncrease US$12.7 billion (November 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Valérie Wertheimer
Children3
Relatives

Gérard Paul Philippe Wertheimer (born April 17, 1951) is a French businessman based in Geneva who owns and controls the House of Chanel perfume company in partnership with his brother, Alain.[2]

Biography[edit]

Wertheimer was born to a Jewish family,[2] the son of Jacques Wertheimer and Eliane Fischer. His grandfather, Pierre, co-founded the House of Chanel. The privately held House of Chanel is run by Alain Wertheimer who has presided over the acquisition of several non-Chanel brands, including Eres Lingerie, Tanner Krolle saddles and leather goods, and Holland & Holland, a British gunsmith. Based in France, the Wertheimer brothers own French vineyards including Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux and Château Canon in Saint-Emilion, 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 and/or Wertheimer farm for racing in the United States and in France as Wertheimer et Frère partnership.[3]

Gérard's wife Valérie is active in child protection charities.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Forbes: Gérard Wertheimer November 2017
  2. ^ a b Jerusalem Post: World's Richest Jews
  3. ^ Didier Grumbach Histoires de la mode 2008 - Page 368 "Certaines autres sont de nature plus personnelle. Alain et Gérard Wertheimer ont hérité de leur grand-père, Pierre, grand amateur du Douanier Rousseau, sa passion pour l'art contemporain. Les chevaux de course étaient le péché mignon ... "
  4. ^ Paris Match Numéros 2971 à 2979 2006 - Page 101 "Epouse du richissime Gérard Wertheimer, Valérie Wertheimer aurait pu se contenter d'une existence légère et dorée. Mais, il y a six ans. traumatisée par la découverte des réseaux pédophiles via Internet, cette « boule d'énergie » a aussitôt ..."

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