• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

From Blue Collar Beginnings to Luxury Empire: The Unstoppable Journey of Bernard Arnault

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 7, 2024
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Bernard Arnault, born to an industrial family in Roubaix, France on March 5, 1949, is the chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The world’s largest maker of luxury goods, the company sells a range of high-end products including Louis Vuitton leather goods, TAG Heuer watches and Dom Perignon champagne.

Arnault’s early education was at the Roubaix lycée and the Faidherbe lycée in Lille. Afterward, he studied at the Ecole Polytechnique, a prestigious French university specializing in science and engineering. Starting out as an engineer with Ferret-Savinel construction company, he rose through the ranks to become chairman. In 1989, he became the majority shareholder of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and has been its chairman and CEO ever since.

Bernard Arnault is a proud father of five children from two marriages – Delphine, Antoine, Alexandre, Frédéric and Jean. Delphine and Antoine are from his first marriage while his sons Alexandre, Frédéric and Jean are from his second marriage. All five of his children hold official roles in brands controlled by his empire: Delphine is CEO of Dior; Alexandre is EVP of Tiffany & Co.; Frédéric is CEO of TAG Heuer; Jean is director of watchmaking marketing and development at Louis Vuitton; Stephanie Watine Arnault is his niece who also holds an official role in one of his brands.

Arnault’s personal life isn’t just limited to business affairs; it also includes his daughter Delphine’s relationship with Xavier Niel, a French billionaire businessman. Despite their different backgrounds, they share a passion for luxury fashion which has brought them closer together both personally and professionally.

By Samantha Johnson

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