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The gigantic French group of companies "Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy" was created in 1987. The founder and CEO Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (* 1949) also owns 47.5% of the company's shares (64% of the voting rights) via its holding "Groupe Arnault". This has a dominant involvement in champagne production through the affiliated five top houses jug. Mercier. Moët et Chandon. Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, A participation or possession is also available at the wineries Cape Mentelle and Domaine Chandon (Australia), Château Cheval Blanc. Château d'Yquem and Château La Tour-du-Pin-Figeac (France), Cloudy Bay (New Zealand), as well as at the cognac company Hennessy,

The importance as a luxury goods company is rounded off by the top brands Christian Dior (perfumes), Louis Vuitton (leather goods) and Zenith (watches). There are numerous branch operations and international joint ventures in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, California, New Zealand and Spain. Various company-owned sales and production companies play a major role in the worldwide wine and spirits trade. Since 1997 LVMH is also with 11% at the beverage multi Diageo involved. 56,000 employees work for the Group worldwide. See also below globalization and largest wine companies in the world,

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