Gérard Wertheimer

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Gérard Wertheimer
Born 1950 (age 64–65)
Ethnicity Jewish[1]
Citizenship French
Known for co-owner of House of Chanel
Net worth Increase US$9.7 billion (June 2015)[2]
Spouse(s) Valérie Wertheimer
Children two
Parent(s) Jacques Wertheimer
Eliane Fischer
Relatives Alain Wertheimer (brother)
Pierre Wertheimer (grandfather)

Gérard Wertheimer (born c. 1950) is a French businessman based in Geneva who owns and controls the House of Chanel perfume company in partnership with his brother, Alain.[1]


The son of Jacques Wertheimer and Eliane Fischer, it was his grandfather Pierre who co-founded the Chanel business. 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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  1. ^ a b Jerusalem Post: World's Richest Jews
  2. ^ Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Gérard Wertheimer August 2014
  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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