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Wealthiest People in France (March 17, 2023)

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As of March 17, 2023, Barnard Arnault was the wealthiest person in France, with an estimated net worth of 207.5 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Francoise Bettencourt (No. 2, $81.3 billion), Francois Pinault  (No. 3, $38.5 billion); and Gerard Wertheimer  (No. 4, $31.6 billion).

Alain Wertheimer is the fifth-richest person in France, with a whopping $31.6 billion. Emmanuel Besnier ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $21.7 billion, followed by Rodolphe Saade with $9.8 billion. Nicolas Puech is placed 8th with a net worth of $9.8 billion. Vincent Bollore  ($9.4 billion) occupied the 9th position among France’s top 10 wealthiest people.


  1. Barnard Arnault & family: $207.5 billion
  2. Francoise Bettencourt Mayers & family: $81.3 billion
  3. Francois Pinault & family: $38.5 billion
  4. Alain Wertheimer: $31.6 billion
  5. Gerard Wertheimer: $31.6 billion
  6. Emmanuel Besnier: $21.7 billion
  7. Rodolphe Saade & family: $9.8 billion
  8. Nicolas Puech: $9.8 billion
  9. Vincent Bollore & family: $9.4 billion
  10. Carrie Perrodo & family: $8.8 billion
  11. Laurent Dassault: $8.3 billion
  12. Thierry Dassault: $8.3 billion
  13. Marie-Helene Habert-Dassault: $8.2 billion
  14. Marie Besnier Beauvalot: $7.6 billion
  15. Jean-Michel Besnier: $7.6 billion
  16. Xsvier Niel: $6.5 billion
  17. Alain Merieux & family: $6.4 billion
  18. Michel Leclercq & family: $4.9 billion
  19. Stephane Bancel: $4.7 billion
  20. Patrick Drahi: $4.2 billion
  21. Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere: $4.1 billion
  22. Danielle Bellon & family: $4.1 billion
  23. Mohed Altrad: $3.3 billion
  24. Charles Edelstenne: $3.2 billion
  25. Gilles Martin: $2.9 billion
  26. Anne Beaufour: $2.6 billion
  27. Henri Beaufour: $2.6 billion

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