Alma mater:Polytechnic, Lycée Faidherbe, Palaisot
Title: French billionaire businessman, president and CEO of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group. Recognised as Europe's richest man in April 2018.
Wealth: 177.9 billion USD (2021)
Hobbies: Bernard Arnault, owner of LV, despite his nickname "wolf in cashmere" and tough politics, is a man with a delicate soul. He is a musician and plays the Yamaha piano every day on the 9th floor of the building on the Avenue Montaigne, where the conglomerate has its offices. Bernard Arnault's favourite composer is Chopin.
Collecting paintings is another of his passions. The man's wealth has enabled him to set up a prize for pupils at art schools.
Life credo: Business teaches us patience. It's all about waiting for the right moment.