FRENCH trend tycoon Bernard Arnault has turn out to be the world’s richest man with an unimaginable £131billion fortune, overtaking divorce-hit Jeff Bezos.

The boss of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), 72, noticed inventory in his luxurious good agency rise by 0.four per cent through the first few hours of buying and selling on Monday.

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Bernard Arnault is now reportedly the world’s richest man[/caption]

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has been pushed down into second place[/caption]

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Elon Musk, the top of Tesla, is alleged to be the third richest man on the planet[/caption]

The rise sees Arnault’s private stake up by greater than £424million and valuing LVMH at £226bn, in response to Forbes.

This put Arnault’s complete internet price at £131.7bn, putting him above Amazon boss Jeff Bezos who is alleged to be price £131.4bn, in response to the publication.

Arnault solely lately pushed Elon Musk, the Tesla boss, down to 3rd place as the corporate’s shares plunged.

Musk is regarded as price £104.1bn.

LVMH’s inventory rose in early buying and selling on Monday
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Bernard Arnault and his spouse pianist Helene Mercier-Arnault arrive to attend a state dinner for the Chinese language president on the Elysee Palace in 2019[/caption]

With Arnault, Bezos and Musk’s wealth all tied to inventory holdings it means their wealth fluctuates on the modifications within the inventory market.

Up to now 14 months Arnault has seen his fortune enhance by greater than £77.7m because of his firm which owns a string of luxurious items manufacturers together with Fendi, Christian Dior and Givenchy.

It additionally acquired Tiffany & Co in January for £11.2m with Arnault selling his son to move up the US jeweller’s merchandise and communication.

In March final yr Arnault was stated to have a fortune of £53.7bn. together with his agency seemingly largely unaffected by the Covid pandemic.

Musk, 49, noticed his fortune plummet by £2.23bn final week to £113.5bn, in response to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index.

Alexandre Arnault, 29, left his position as boss of Rimowa, which can be owned by LVMH, to turn out to be govt president of product and communication at Tiffany’s , working below the chairman and CEO Michael Burke.


Bernard Arnault has given senior LVMH posts to 4 of his oldest kids.

His fifth baby, son Jean, 23, remains to be a scholar.

Solely daughter Delphine, 46, is director and govt vice chairman of Louis Vuitton; eldest son Antoine, 43, who married Russian mannequin Natalia Vodianova final yr, is CEO of Berluti and oversees picture, communications and the surroundings for LVMH; and third son Frédéric, 26, is CEO of Tag Heuer.