French fashion tycoon and luxury goods executive, Bernard Arnault has overtaken American billionaire Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man after his net worth skyrocketed by roughly $600million dollars, bring his total net worth to $186.3billion.
Bernard Arnault is the chief executive of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), who recently acquired a large share of Jay Z’s luxury wine brand Ace Of Spades. Arnault saw his luxury goods firm stock increase by 0.4 percent during the first hours of trading on Monday, May 24.
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The rise pushed Arnault’s personal stake up by more than $600million and placed LVMH’s market cap at $320billion, according to Forbes.
Arnault’s overall net worth jumped to $186.3billion, edging past Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is worth $186billion, by ‘only’ $300million in the world’s rich list.
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Musk dropped out of his spot as the world’s second-richest man after his fortune sank by $3.16billion last week, to $160.6billion.
Arnault, 72, has seen his fortune jump more than $110million in the past 14 months thanks to his French luxury goods firm LVMH, which owns the likes of Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Christian Dior, and Givenchy in its portfolio of 70+ luxury brands.
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