Bernard Arnault (born March 5, 1949) is a French billionaire and businessman. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Louis Vuitton Group, which specializes in selling luxury goods, which consists of seventy international luxury brands and brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi and Sephora. Arnault's father had made a small fortune while he put $15 million to buy Christian Dior in 1985.
In July 2019, with assets worth 92 billion euros, Bernard Arnault became the first wealth in France and Europe, and the second globally.
According to the 2021 Forbes ranking, Bernard Arnault is the third richest man in the world, with estimated assets of $186.4 billion.
In 2019, he spent $3.2 billion to acquire Belmond Hotel Group, which owns 35 luxury hotels, 7 trains, and 3 river cruises. In January 2021, Louis Vuitton completed a $15.8 billion deal with the American jewelry company Tiffany & Company to become the largest jewelry brand ever. He is considered one of the most prominent European businessmen and considers himself a representative of French culture and heritage.