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Wealthiest People in France (July 28, 2022)

As of July 28, 2022, Bernard arnault was the wealthiest man in France, with an estimated net worth of 157.2 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Francoise Bettencourt (No. 2, $72.3 billion), Rodolphe Saade (No. 3, $41.4 billion); and Francois Pinault (No. 4, $35.7 billion).

Alain Wertheimer is the fifth-richest person in France, with a whopping $28.9 billion. Gerard Wertheimer ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $28.9 billion, followed by Emmanuel 

Besnier with $20.9 billion. Xavier Niel is placed 8th with a net worth of $8.2 billion. Thierry Dassault ($7.7 billion) occupied the 9th position among France’s top 10 wealthiest people.

  1. Bernard arnault & family: $157.2 billion
  2. Francoise Bettencourt mayers & family: $72.3 billion
  3. Rodolphe Saade & family: $41.4 billion
  4. Francois Pinault & family: $35.7 billion
  5. Alain Wertheimer: $28.9 billion
  6. Gerard Wertheimer: $28.9 billion
  7. Emmanuel Besnier: $20.9 billion
  8. Xsvier Niel: $8.2 billion
  9. Thierry dassault: $7.7 billion
  10. Laurent Dassault: $7.7 billion 
  11. Marie-Helene Habert-Dassault: $7.7 billion
  12. Jean-Michel Besnier: $7.3 billion
  13. Marie Besnier Beauvalot: $7.3 billion
  14. Vincent Bollore & family: $7.2 billion
  15. Carrie Perrodo & family: $6.9 billion
  16. Alain Merieux & family: $6.8 billion
  17. Nicolas Puech: $6.5 billion
  18. Patrick Drahi: $6.3 billion
  19. Stephane Bancel: $5.2 billion 
  20. Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere: $3.7 billion
  21. Danielle Bellon & family: $3.6 billion
  22. Martin & Olivier Bouygues: $3.6 billion
  23. Charles Edelstenne: $3.3 billion
  24. Gilles Martin: $3.2 billion
  25. Mohed Altrad $3.1 billion

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet, including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebrity Net Worth, Wealthy Gorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that, as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures are in US dollars.

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Anna Papadopoulos
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