Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault
Real Name/Full Name Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Bernard Arnault
Birth Place: Roubaix France
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 March 1949
Age/How Old: 75 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –Jean Leon Arnault
Mother –Marie-Josephe Savinel
Siblings: Dominique Watine- Arnault
School: Lycee Maxence Van Der Meersch
College: Ecole Polytechnique
Religion: Christian
Nationality: French
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Anne Dewavrin [married 1973 divorce 1990] and Helene Mercier [m. 1991]
Kids/Children Name: Antoine Arnault, Delphine Arnault, Alexandre Arnault, Frederic Arnault and Jean Arnault
Profession: Businessman, Media proprietor, Engineer and Art Collector
Net Worth: $185 billion
Last Updated: April 2024

 Bernard Arnault is a well-known businessman and art collector from France. He is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE. He is also referred to as the richest person in fashion all over the world. He briefly surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world.

Well, how well do you know about Bernard Arnault? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Bernard Arnault’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Bernard Arnault to date.

Biography and Early Life

Bernard Arnault was born on 5th March 1949 in Roubaix, located in France. He is the son of Marie- Josephe Savinel, his mother, and Jean Leon Arnault, his father. He grew up with his sibling known as Dominique Watine- Arnault. His family resided in Roubaix in France, where Bernard and his brother grew. He was named Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault after birth.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bernard Arnault in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bernard Arnault’s age is 75 years old as of today’s date 18th April 2024 having been born on 5 March 1949. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 185cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


Bernard is a well-educated man. After he was of age, he enrolled in Lycee Maxence Van Der Meersch School located in Roubaix. After graduating from Lycee, he joined Ecole Polytechnique and pursued engineering. He graduated and began working in his father’s company.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Bernard Arnault married the love of his life Anne Dewavrin as his first wife. Together, they got two children known as Delphine Arnault and Antoine Arnault. The couple had misunderstandings which led to divorce. He later married his second wife, Helene Mercier, a Canadian concert pianist. They have three children, namely Frederic Arnault, Alexandre Arnault, and Jean Arnault. Bernard, in total, has five children, and they currently reside in Paris.

He is also the father-in-law of Xavier Niel, who is a French billionaire businessman who is the partner of his daughter Delphine. He owns the 70 m [230 ft.] converted research vessel Amadeus. His Children have official roles in brands controlled by Arnault, along with his niece Stephanie Watine Arnault.

Is Bernard Arnault Gay?

Bernard Arnault is not gay. He has a straight sexual orientation. Furthermore, he has been in a happy marriage with his second wife known as Helene Mercier. At first, he was happily in love with Anne Dewavrin.

Professional Career

Bernard Arnault assumed the presidency of the company of the LVMH Moet Hennessey-Arnault. After assuming this post, he commenced acquiring other companies to this company, such as a luxury goods company known as financiere Agache. In addition to this, he also acquired a textile company known as Boussac Saint-Freres together with Peaudouce, which was a diaper manufacturing company.

He took over into being the CEO of LVMH in the year 1987 and later became the chairman of the company in the year 1989, during which he was the major shareholder of the company. Currently, Arnault has become one of the largest luxury groups globally. This is together with other largest luxury companies, which include the Swiss Luxury Giant Richemont and the Kering Luxury Company.

Having much success in his career, he has overseen major companies’ acquisitions, which have led to the success of the company. Some of the major acquisitions include companies such as Kenzo, Celine, Berluti, Les Echos, La Tribune, and many more. Not only this, but Bernard has also made investments in other companies such as Zebank,, Colony Capital, Netflix, Chateau d’Yquem, and Prince Yachts.

Out of this being a businessman, Bernard also has been an art collector through which he puts together several collections such as Picasso, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, and many others.


Bernard Arnault has won a number of awards throughout his career. Some of the awards include the following;

He won the Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship, The Museum of Modern Art’s David Rockefeller Award, Grand Officer de la d’Honneur, Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur, and Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bernard Arnault in 2024

Bernard Arnault Net Worth
Bernard Arnault Net Worth

As of 2024, Bernard Arnault has an estimated net worth of $185 Billion. This comes from his high investment in his career being a renowned businessman. As a matter of fact, he has been ranked to be the 2nd richest person globally and the first when it comes to Europe.

His great net worth comes from the shares he has had in the LVMH company, which makes billions of its revenue through selling luxury goods.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has been known to be a great risk-taker. However, this has rewarded him as his risk-taking nature made him make his company get much popularity and boosted its net worth amass.

Bernard Arnault has been a role model to most people with his great achievements he has had all through his career. His risk-taking nature has allowed him to go beyond any expectations anyone would have on him. He is now the 2nd richest person globally, showing up on his success in his career.


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