- Bernard Arnault, the chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, recently became the second-richest person in the world ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
- The company responsible for most of Arnault’s wealth, LVMH, owns over 70 high-end fashion brands including perfumes, alcohol, and clothes.
- LVMH trades on the Euronext Paris exchange, and the stock is up 48% year-to-date.
- We’ve compiled the six most recognizable brands Arnault owns.
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Bill Gates is no longer the second-richest person in the world.
Arnault’s ownership in LVMH helped lift his net worth to $108 billion as of Thursday’s market close. The Paris-based fashion house owns luxury brands in perfumes, watches, alcohol, and clothing.
LVMH is listed on the Euronext Paris exchange, and the company is trading up 48% year-to-date. The rise in places Arnault behind only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in terms of overall net worth.
Here are some of the biggest brands owned by LVMH:
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Fun fact: Hennessy’s USA headquarters is located in New York City, and recently moved into the World Trade Center.
5. Marc Jacobs
Fun fact: Marc Jacobs, the founder of the label, left LVMH in 2013.
4. Christian Dior
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Fun fact: LVMH purchased the Christian Dior brand for $13.1 billion in 2017.
3. Tag Heuer
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Fun fact: Tag Heuer sponsors a number of celebrities and athletes including golfer Tiger Woods, actor George Clooney, and world-famous soccer club Manchester United.
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Fun fact: LVMH purchased Sephora in 1997 and brought the cosmetic retailer global.
1. Louis Vuitton
Fun fact: Louis Vuitton was one of the conglomerate’s original brands when it was founded in 1987.