List of French people by net worth

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The following is a Forbes list of French billionaires is based on an annual assessment of wealth and assets compiled and published by Forbes magazine in 2016,[1] according to Forbes' list of billionaires.

2016 Forbes List[edit]

Ranking in France Name and birth year Net worth (USD) Sources of wealth
1 Bernard Arnault (born 1949) 87.4 billion LVMH
2 Liliane Bettencourt (1922-2017) 36.1 billion L'Oréal
3 Serge Dassault (1925-2018) 14.7 billion Dassault
4 François Pinault (born 1936) 11.5 billion Kering
5 Alain Wertheimer (born 1948) 11 billion Chanel
6 Gérard Wertheimer (born 1951) 11 billion  Chanel
7 Xavier Niel (born 1967) 8.6 billion  Iliad
8 Emmanuel Besnier (born 1970) 7.6 billion  Food processing
9 Jean-Claude Decaux (1937-2016) 6.5 billion  Advertising
10 Patrick Drahi (born 1963) 5.9 billion  Telecommunication
11 Vincent Bolloré 5.3 billion  Investments
12 Pierre Bellon 4.4 billion  Food services
13 Carrie Perrodo 4.2 billion  Oil
14 Martin et Olivier Bouygues 3.6 billion  Construction, media
15 Michel Leclercq 3.4 billion  Sporting goods
16 Alain Mérieux 3.3 billion Pharmaceuticals
17 Bernard Fraisse 3 billion Pharmaceuticals
18 Jean-Michel Besnier 2.7 billion  Food processing
19 Marie Besnier Beauvalot 2.7 billion  Food processing
20 Jean Pierre Cayard 2.7 billion  Spirits
21 Philippe Foriel-Destezet 2.5 billion  Employment agency
22 Louis Le Duff 2.5 billion  Bakeries
23 Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière 2.4 billion  Finance
24 Nicolas Puech 2.1 billion  Hermès
25 Clément Fayat 1.8 billion  Construction
26 Michel Chalhoub 1.7 billion  Retail
27 Jacques Saadé 1.7 billion  Shipping
28 Édouard Carmignac 1.5 billion  Asset management
29 Gilles Martin 1.5 billion  Laboratory services
30 Alain Taravella 1.4 billion  Real estate
31 Anne Beaufour 1.3 billion  Pharmaceuticals
32 Henri Beaufour 1.3 billion  Pharmaceuticals
33 Jean Burelle 1.2 billion  Automotive systems
34 Laurent Burelle 1.2 billion  Automotive systems
35 Charles Edelstenne 1.2 billion  Aviation
36 Pierre Papillaud 1.2 billion  Water
37 Daniel Roullier 1.2 billion  Animal feed
38 Norbert Dentressangle 1.1 billion  Transport/Logistics
39 Mohed Altrad 1 billion  Scaffolding, Cement mixers

Challenges Les 500 Fortunes of 2016[edit]

The top ten richest French people according to Challenges are listed below[2]

# Name Net worth Sources of wealth
1 Bernard Arnault & family €34.66 billion  LVMH
2 Liliane Bettencourt & family €30.90 billion  L'Oréal
3 Axel Dumas & Hermes family €24.10 billion  Hermès
4 Gérard Mulliez & family €23.00 billion  Auchan
5 Serge Dassault & family €17.50 billion  Dassault
6 Patrick Drahi €16.70 billion  Altice
7 Alain & Gérard Wertheimer & family €16.50 billion  Chanel
8 François Pinault & family €12.70 billion  Kering
9 Vincent Bolloré €11.14 billion  Bolloré
10 Xavier Niel €7.83 billion  Iliad

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires".
  2. ^ "Les 500 plus grandes fortunes francaises par challenges.fr".

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