Marie-Jeanne Meyer

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Marie-Jeanne Meyer
Marie-Jeanne Louis Dreyfus

1942 (age 80–81)
Known forminority shareholder of Louis Dreyfus Group
SpousePhilippe Meyer
Parent(s)Jean Louis-Dreyfus
Jeanne Madeline Depierre
RelativesMonique Roosmale Nepveu (sister)
Robert Louis-Dreyfus (brother)

Marie-Jeanne Meyer (born 1942) is a French billionaire and member of the Louis Dreyfus family.

Early life[edit]

Born Marie-Jeanne Louis-Dreyfus, she was one of three children born to Jean and Jeanne Madeline (née Depierre) Louis-Dreyfus. Her brother is Robert Louis-Dreyfus and her sister is Monique Roosmale Nepveu.[1][2] Her father was Jewish and her mother Roman Catholic.[3] She is the great granddaughter of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founder of the Louis-Dreyfus Group, which had begun buying and selling wheat in the Alsace region a century earlier, and rapidly diversified into shipping, oil and other commodities.[4] Her grandfather was Louis Louis-Dreyfus who served in the French Parliament during the French Third Republic.[5] After the death of her brother Robert, his widow and second wife Margarita Louis-Dreyfus (b: Rita Bogdanova), inherited 60% of the Louis Dreyfus Group[6] (later increased to 65% in 2012).[7] As of 2013, Marie-Jeanne owned 12.5% of the Louis Dreyfus Group making her a billionaire.[7][8] In 2009, she founded the venture capital company Florac SAS.[9]

As of March 2015, she had a net worth of US$1.5 billion.[10]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Philippe Meyer.[1] They have three children.[10]

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is her cousin.


  1. ^ a b Who's Who in France: "Biographie Jean Louis-dreyfus" February 2, 2003
  2. ^ Bourdon, Jean-Claude and Jacques-Olivier Martin Robert Louis-Dreyfus: Les aventures d'un Don Juan des affaires (2007), 293 pages, ISBN 2-35228-003-6
  3. ^ Paris Match: "“Robert Louis-Dreyfus, un seigneur qui voyait loin et visait haut" by Jacques Veyrat July 8, 2009 (in French) | "...cet agnostique, fils d’un juif et d’une catholique..." / "...this agnostic, the son of a Jew and a Catholic..."
  4. ^ Pierre Perrone (17 July 2009). "Obituary: Robert Louis-Dreyfus: Businessman who helped resurrect Olympique Marseille football club" (newspaper). The Independent. United Kingdom: Independent News and Media Limited.
  5. ^ Ancien sénateur des Alpes-Maritimes August 17, 2013
  6. ^ Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, fr.wikipedia
  7. ^ a b Forbes: "Rising Commodity Prices Created Three Louis-Dreyfus Billionaires" by Zohair Siraj November 7, 2012
  8. ^ Le Figaro: Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, la Tsarine des affaires" 27 Juillet 2013
  9. ^ Florac: "La Societe" retrieved August 24, 2014
  10. ^ a b Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Marie-Jeanne Meyer August 2014