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* note: this site is mine and has no connection to Oxfam. Data sourced from CORGIS Data Project and is a little out of date.. but that's not really the point, is it? Images from Bing images

Rate Billionaires in France

Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt

Age:
91
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
7
11
Net Worth$34.5bn
CompanyL'Oreal
IndustryConsumer
(cosmetics)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

Age:
64
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
1
12
Net Worth$33.5bn
CompanyLVMH
IndustryConsumer
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1987
Francois Pinault

Francois Pinault

Age:
77
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$15.5bn
CompanyPinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), now known as Kering
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(apparel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Serge Dassault

Serge Dassault

Age:
88
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$14bn
CompanyDassault Group
IndustryOther
(aviation)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1914
Carrie Perrodo

Carrie Perrodo

Age:
63
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$10bn
CompanyPerenco
IndustryOther
(oil)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Gerard Wertheimer

Gerard Wertheimer

Age:
63
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyChanel
IndustryConsumer
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Alain Wertheimer

Alain Wertheimer

Age:
65
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$9bn
CompanyChanel
IndustryConsumer
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1909
Xavier Niel

Xavier Niel

Age:
46
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$8.2bn
CompanyIliad
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(internet service provider)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1999
Pierre Castel

Pierre Castel

Age:
87
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$8bn
CompanyGoupe Castel
IndustryConsumer
(beverages)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Emmanuel Besnier

Emmanuel Besnier

Age:
43
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.9bn
CompanyLactalis
IndustryConsumer
(cheese)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1933
Jean-Claude Decaux

Jean-Claude Decaux

Age:
76
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyJCDecaux
IndustryMedia
(advertising)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1964
Jacques Servier

Jacques Servier

Age:
92
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.6bn
CompanyLaboratories Servier
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1954
Vincent Bollore

Vincent Bollore

Age:
61
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$7.4bn
CompanyBollore
IndustryDiversified financial
(paper manufacturing/investment)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1822
Patrick Drahi

Patrick Drahi

Age:
50
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$6.3bn
CompanyAltice
IndustryMedia
(telecommunications)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1994
Gerard Mulliez

Gerard Mulliez

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
2
Net Worth$5.7bn
CompanyAuchan
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Paul-Louis Halley

Paul-Louis Halley

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.4bn
CompanyPromodes
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Pierre Bellon

Pierre Bellon

Age:
84
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.6bn
CompanySodexo
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(catering)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960
Seydoux/Schlumberger families

Seydoux/Schlumberger families

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4bn
CompanySchlumberger Well Services
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(oilfield services)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1926
Alain Merieux

Alain Merieux

Age:
76
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.8bn
CompanyInstitut Merieux
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1897
Martin & Olivier Bouygues

Martin & Olivier Bouygues

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.7bn
CompanyBouygues S.A.
IndustryConstrution
(construction)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1952
Gerard Louis-Dreyfus

Gerard Louis-Dreyfus

Age:
68
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.4bn
CompanyLouis Dreyfus Group
IndustryMoney Management
(energy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1851
Denis Defforey

Denis Defforey

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
1
0
Net Worth$3.3bn
CompanyCarrefour
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960
Jean Pierre Cayard

Jean Pierre Cayard

Age:
71
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.3bn
CompanyLa Martiniquaise
IndustryConsumer
(wine and spirits)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1936
Philippe Foriel-Destezet

Philippe Foriel-Destezet

Age:
65
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.2bn
CompanyAdecco
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(HR consulting)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1996
Michel Leclercq

Michel Leclercq

Age:
74
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3bn
CompanyOxylane
IndustryConsumer
(sports equipment)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Jean-Michel Besnier

Jean-Michel Besnier

Age:
46
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2.7bn
CompanyLactalis
IndustryConsumer
(cheese)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1933
Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Age:
33
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2.7bn
CompanyLactalis
IndustryConsumer
(cheese)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1933
Jean-Louis Dumas

Jean-Louis Dumas

Age:
57
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2.7bn
CompanyHermes
IndustryConsumer
(luxury fashion)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1837
Louis Le Duff

Louis Le Duff

Age:
67
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2.4bn
CompanyBrioche Doree
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(restaurant)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Martin Bouygues

Martin Bouygues

Age:
49
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$2.3bn
CompanyBouygues S.A.
IndustryMedia
(construction)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1952
Philippe Bouriez

Philippe Bouriez

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2.1bn
CompanyCora
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1975
Nicolas Puech

Nicolas Puech

Age:
71
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2bn
CompanyHermes
IndustryConsumer
(luxury fashion)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1837
Verspieren family

Verspieren family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$2bn
CompanyVerspieren
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(insurance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1880
Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere

Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere

Age:
73
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$1.9bn
CompanyFIMALAC
IndustryMoney Management
(financial services)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1991
Daniel Roullier

Daniel Roullier

Age:
77
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.9bn
CompanyGroupe Roullier
IndustryConsumer
(fertilizers)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1959
Elisabeth Badinter

Elisabeth Badinter

Age:
70
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
1
Net Worth$1.8bn
CompanyPublicis Groupe
IndustryMedia
(advertising)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1926
Didier Primat

Didier Primat

Age:
56
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.6bn
CompanySchlumberger
IndustryEnergy
(oil field services)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1920
Pierre Papillaud

Pierre Papillaud

Age:
78
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.6bn
CompanyRoxane
IndustryMining and metals
(bottled water)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1990
Monique Louis-Dreyfus

Monique Louis-Dreyfus

Age:
74
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.5bn
CompanyLouis-Dreyfus Goup
IndustryMining and metals
(commodities (wheat, oil, shipping))
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1851
Peugeot family

Peugeot family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.5bn
CompanyPeugeot
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1810
Marie-Jeanne Meyer

Marie-Jeanne Meyer

Age:
72
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.5bn
CompanyLouis-Dreyfus Goup
IndustryMining and metals
(commodities (wheat, oil, shipping))
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1851
Michel David-Weill

Michel David-Weill

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyLazard
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1848
Michel Chalhoub

Michel Chalhoub

Age:
82
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyChalhoub Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(luxury goods)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1955
Clement Fayat

Clement Fayat

Age:
82
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyFayat
IndustryConstrution
(construction)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1957
Patrick Guerrand

Patrick Guerrand

Age:
-1
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.3bn
CompanyHermes
IndustryOther
(luxury fashion)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1837
Hubert d'Ornano

Hubert d'Ornano

Age:
87
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.3bn
CompanySisley Cosmetics
IndustryConsumer
(cosmetics)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Jacques Saade

Jacques Saade

Age:
77
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.3bn
CompanyCMA CGM
IndustryOther
(shipping)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1978
Alain Taravella

Alain Taravella

Age:
66
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.3bn
CompanyAltarea Cogedim
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1994
Jacques Merceron-Vicat

Jacques Merceron-Vicat

Age:
75
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.2bn
CompanyVicat
IndustryConstrution
(cement)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1853
Gilles Martin

Gilles Martin

Age:
50
Citizenship
France
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$1.2bn
CompanyEurofins Scientific
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(laboratory services)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1988

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