Château d'Yquem in Sauternes, which is part of Bernard Arnault's LVMH empire. Credit: Benjamin Zingg / Wikipedia
Bernard Arnault, of luxury goods group LVMH, has again headed the list of France’s richest people in the annual ranking by Challenges magazine.
The magazine’s list re-emphasises the strong links between the country’s wealthiest and its most renowned wine names.
Arnault’s estimated fortune has risen considerably in the last few years and stands at €90bn, according to Challenges.
For LVMH, wine and spirits are a core component of its luxury business, taking in names such as Krug, Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon, plus Hennessy Cognac, Château d’Yquem and Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, as well as Clos des Lambrays in Burgundy.
Translated by ICY
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