Michel Leclercq

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Michel Leclercq
Born1938/1939 (age 80–81)[1]
Known forFounder and 40% owner of Decathlon
Net worthUS$5.1 billion (December 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Marie-Claude Leclercq
Children4, including Olivier Leclercq
RelativesGérard Mulliez (cousin)

Michel Leclercq (born 1938/39) is a French billionaire businessman. He is the founder and 40% owner of Decathlon, the world's largest sporting goods retailer.

Early life[edit]

Leclercq was born in France.[1] His cousin, Gérard Mulliez, is the founder of the Auchan supermarket chain, and owns 40% of Decathlon.[1]


Leclercq founded Decathlon, a sporting goods retailer, in 1976.[1]

As of December 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$5.1 billion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with four children, and lives in Lille, France.[1]

His wife, Marie-Claude Leclercq, is a psychotherapist, and represents the family on the council of the Decathlon Foundation, started in 2005.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Michel Leclercq". Forbes. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". fondationdecathlon. Retrieved 8 November 2015.