Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH, the overhead umbrella company of over 60 luxury brands that are easily recognizable including Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dom Perignon, and many more. He began his journey towards becoming the world’s ultimate tastemaker when he joined his father’s company, and he then used the funds to build an empire. His start in the luxury brand industry began in 1984, when he purchased Christian Dior. With an estimated net worth of $35.3 billion, Bernard Arnault was once considered the richest man in Europe, and is now currently ranked 2nd on the list of billionaires in France.
As the head of LVMH, Arnault takes his position very seriously, but he has many other sophisticated interests. He is an art patron and a well-known collector of many noteworthy pieces including masterpieces from Andy Warhol and Picasso. He enjoys drinking vintage wines and playing piano and tennis. Bernard Arnault encompasses himself with everything that his brand and empire represent.