2022 Top 10 Richest French People and their Net Worth

Have you ever wondered who are the 2022 richest French men? Top Most 10 enlist the 2022 top 10 richest French people and their net worth in this article. This listing was made possible by diving deep into the pockets and finances of the French Billionaires in the world to unveil and rank their net worth as at August, 2022.

Here are the 2022 Top 10 Richest French People and their Net worth

2022 Top 10 Richest French People and their Net Worth

1. Bernard Arnault

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. He is the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods company. A centibillionaire, Arnault is one of the wealthiest men in the world according to a 2022 Forbes report.


2. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French businesswoman, philanthropist, writer, pianist and billionaire heiress, the richest woman in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$75.3 billion as of March 2022, according to Forbes. She is the only child, heiress of Liliane Bettencourt and granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller. Her mother died in September 2017, after which her fortune tripled with her investments through her family holding company, Tethys Invest, and the high valuation of L’Oréal shares on the stock exchange.


3. Rodolphe Saade

Rodolphe Saadé is a Franco-Lebanese businessman. He is the chairman of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in logistics transport, and the son of its founder. Jacques Saadé. As of April 2022, his net worth was estimated at US$41.4 billion.


4. Francois Pinault

François Pinault is a French billionaire businessman, founder of the holding company luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis.

Pinault started his business in the timber industry in the early 1960s. Taken public in 1988, the company invested in specialized retail business and changed its name to PPR. By the end of 1999, PPR shifted towards luxury and fashion. In 2003, he passed on the management of his companies to his elder son François-Henri to follow his passion for contemporary art.

He has a net worth of $35.1 Billion.


5. Alain Wertheimer

Alain Wertheimer is a French billionaire businessman, based in New York City. He is the chairman and a controlling shareholder in Chanel, with his brother Gérard who chairs its watch division. He has a net worth of $30.1 Billion.


6. Gerard Wertheimer

Gérard Paul Philippe Wertheimer is a French billionaire businessman based in New York City and Geneva, who owns Chanel in partnership with his brother, Alain. He has a net worth $30.1 Billion.


7. Emmanuel Besnier

Emmanuel Besnieris a French heir and businessman. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lactalis. He is known as “the invisible billionaire”.

He has a net worth $19.8 Billion.


8. Xavier Niel

Xavier Niel is a French billionaire businessman, active in the telecommunications and technology industry, and best known as founder and majority shareholder of the French Internet service provider and mobile operator Iliad trading under the Free brand (France’s second-largest ISP, and third mobile operator). He is also co-owner of the newspaper Le Monde, and co-owner of the rights of the song “My Way” and owner of Monaco Telecom, Salt Mobile SA and Eir. He is chairman and chief strategy officer for Iliad, but also a board member of KKR and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

He has a net worth $8.1 Billion.


9. Alain Merieux

Alain Mérieux is a French billionaire businessman, chairman of Institut Mérieux. a medicine and public health conglomerate specializing in diagnostics, immunotherapy and nutrition.

Alain’s grandfather, Marcel Merieux, founded the institute in 1897. Alain founded BioMerieux, one of the firm’s publicly traded arms, which specializes in diagnostic tests for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.

The firm’s other publicly-traded subsidiary, Transgene, develops vaccines to combat infectious diseases and cancers. Alain’s third son Alexandre, who shares the fortune, was named CEO of BioMerieux in 2014. He has a net worth of $6.4 Billion.


10. Patrick Drahi

Patrick Drahi is a French–Israeli billionaire, businessman telecoms, media tycoon, and investor, magnate. He has been living in Switzerland since 1999. He is the founder and controlling shareholder of the European based telecom group Altice, listed on the European Euronext Stock Exchange and Patrick Drahi also owns 18% of BT Group.

He has a net worth $5.7 Billion.

These are the 2022 top 10 richest French people / men / Billionaires and their net worth. If there is someone is not included, we stand to be corrected anytime.