French entrepreneur Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (* 1949), with an estimated net worth of $ 41 billion, is number 4 on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world. He is the CEO of the luxury goods group LVMH
, to which the leather goods brand Louis Vuitton, the champagne house Moët et Chandon
and the brandy Hennessy
belong. Through his holding Groupe Arnault, he owns 47.5% of the company's shares (64% of the voting rights). He is also a co-owner of the famous winery Château Cheval Blanc
(Saint-Emilion). Arnault competes with François Pinault
, the head of the other French luxury goods group PPR.