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Top 10 Billionaires Of Europe, 2022

The steadfast rise in the number of billionaires across the globe is something worth taking note of. Every year there are a group of individuals who are added to the list for making fortunes due to their business acumen.

So, in this list below we will be taking a look at those individuals in and around Europe who have made a name for themselves.

  1. Bernard Arnault, France
    Net Worth: $146 billion
    The chairman and CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault is one of the richest billionaires in Europe today. He has a huge business empire and more than 70 brands to his name. Even his net estimate as of today is around $198.4 billion, earning him the top spot on our list.
  2. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, France
    Net Worth: $79.6 billion
    We all are well-acquainted with the cosmetic brand L’Oreal, right? Well, it is time to meet the woman behind this successful brand, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. Francoise became the heiress of the cosmetic brand in 2017 and owns around 33% of the stock. Apart from serving the L’Oreal board, she also is a part of the philanthropic foundation which encourages progress in science and arts.
  3. Amancio Ortega, Spain
    Net Worth: $49.6 billion
    Amancio Ortega belongs to Spain and is considered one of the wealthy garment moguls in the world as of now. He is famous for Inditex, which has 8 brands and 7.500 stores in the world. Another part of his famous venture is the Zara fashion chain which today is opted by fashion enthusiasts around the world.
  4. Klaus-Michael Kuehne, Germany

    Net Worth: $43.8 billion

    Klaus-Michael Kuehne is German and owns a big part of  Kuehne + Nagel  and 30% of Hapag-Lloyd. Kuehne + Nagel is the world’s largest sea-freight forwarder and Hapag-Lloyd is a container-shipping business based in Hamburg.

  5. François Pinault, France
    Net Worth: $43.7 billion
    Francois Pinault serves as the chairman of the luxury group Kering and is also the name behind the fashion brands Alexander Mcqueen, Gucci, and Saint Laurent. Apart from his business endeavors, Francois Pinault is all set to open a museum in the 18th-century Bourse de Commerce building in Paris. His net worth today stands at S42.3 billion.
  6. Giovanni Ferrero, Italy
    Net Worth: $35.1 billion
    When we think of chocolates today, Ferrero Rocher is one name that automatically spirals to the top. Well, the man behind these namesake confections is none other than Giovanni Ferrero. Apart from launching the world’s favorite chocolates, the leading company is also known for Kinder chocolates and Tic Tac mints.
  7. Pallonji Mistry, Ireland

    Net Worth: $33.1 billion

    Pallonji Mistry is Irish of Indian origin.  He is a shareholder of Tata Sons under which more than 100 affiliate companies operate.   He is also the owner of a construction company, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, with projects in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

  8. Leonardo Del Vecchio, Italy

    Net Worth: $29.7 billion

    Leonardo Del Vecchio is the largest shareholder of one of the biggest eyeware company named EssilorLuxottica in Paris. Specialized in lens technology Essilor Luxottica is home to brands like Ray Ban, Oakley and many more top fashion brands .

  9. Dieter Schwarz, Germany
    Net Worth: $28.1 billion
    Dieter Schwarz is a German billionaire and the owner of Schwarz-Gruppe, Supermarket Chain Lidl, and Hypersupermarket chain Kaufland. His company is now regarded as one of the largest retail empires in Europe and thus makes him one of the richest men on the continent.
  10. Alain Wertheimer, France
    Net Worth: $25.7 billion
    Alan Wertheimer is the founder of the French luxury brand Chanel. He owns the company with his brother Gerard and today is one of the sought-after names in the industry. His net worth rests at $34.5 billion.

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