Bernard Arnault


The majority of Arnault's fortune comes from his stake in Christian Dior, a holding company for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's largest maker of luxury goods. He also owns a 5.6 percent direct stake in LVMH as well as shares of Carrefour, Europe's largest food retailer, a ski resort in the French Alps and a paper recycling company.

Bernard Arnault News

  • LVMH Rises Most Since 2010 on Fashion Sales Growth Rebound

    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA rose the most in more than three years in Paris trading after saying growth in fashion and leather-goods sales rebounded in the fourth quarter, boosting optimism for a turnaround.

  • LVMH Widens Antoine Arnault’s Responsibilities With Loro Piana

    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-goods maker, named Antoine Arnault chairman of cashmere clothier Loro Piana SpA, expanding the responsibilities of billionaire Bernard Arnault’s eldest son.

  • Arnault Pits Son Versus Daughter in LVMH Succession Test

    Two years ago, Bernard Arnault asked his son Antoine to run shoemaker Berluti, then this month he installed his daughter, Delphine, as executive vice president of Louis Vuitton. While her brief is to revive the handbag maker and Antoine’s task is to transform Berluti into a menswear titan, Arnault is auditioning both for another job: his own.

  • Billionaire Arnault’s Belgian Kerfuffle Boosts Hollande Tax Plan

    The decision by France’s richest man, Bernard Arnault, to seek Belgian citizenship has created a media frenzy over tax exiles, giving the increasingly unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande a chance to grandstand.

  • Billionaire Arnault Lowered $15 Billion on Wealth Ranking

    Bernard Arnault’s net worth is $14.6 billion less than previously estimated because of the way he owns his stake in LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-goods company, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

  • Billionaire Arnault’s LVMH Amasses EU4 Billion in Belgium

    Companies linked to French billionaire Bernard Arnault’s LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton have amassed 4 billion euros ($5.2 billion) in assets in Belgium, where he recently applied for citizenship.

  • Billionaire Arnault Rebuts Report on Belgian Holding Companies

    French billionaire Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, rebutted a report that he has located parts of his business empire in Belgium in order to escape taxes in France.

  • Arnault’s Childish Decision to Pack His Fashionable Bags

    It’s a shame that France’s two most powerful people, its president and its richest man, were unable to get beyond populist posturing and recrimination as they battled over taxes this week. They may have missed a golden opportunity to find common ground on restoring growth to their country’s beleaguered economy.

  • The World’s 200 Richest People

    Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.

  • Arnault Lets Them Eat Cake Amid Luxury Hospitality Push: Retail

    French billionaire Bernard Arnault wants you to spend the night and eat his pastries.


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