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Notre Dame fire fund hits 300 million euros and rising as second billionaire Bernard Arnault offers to pay 200m
At the moment (tuesday, afternoon) the grand total is already over 700 million euros
Its a shame the Catholic Church isnt putting anything up, but its understandable considering how strapped for cash they are..
I suspect they will, but this just happened yesterday. Im sure theyve got accountants trying to figure out costs and damages and available funds. Also, as I understand Notre Dame belongs to the French government.
Also, that aside, the Catholic Church does a huge amount of charitable work. If others want to donate to this so they dont have to pull funds from their work in third world countries that would be ok by me.
For those who dont know, Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH – LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE AND Christine Dior. His company owns and controls Brands such as Dior, Moet Hennessy, Givenchy, TAG Hauer and Louis Vuitton. As of now his net worth is $91.3 Billion, largely comes from his ownership of both companies (Dior and LVMH) as well as his extensive art collections.
The other billionaire, Francois-Henri Pinault, is the owner of Groupe Artmis, which also owns Kering. Kering controls Brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga; and Groupe Artemis owns the Auction House Christies. His estimated net worth is $30.7 Billion and he also married Mexican-American Actress Salma Hayek in 2009.
Its interesting (but not surprised) to see that the richest person In France and in Europe comes from the fashion and luxury goods industry.
As an aspiring rapper this is what my wet dreams are made of.
EDIT: Im a finance analyst earning more than I should, but sometimes I wanna to do hoodrat stuff with my friends.
louis vuitton, gucci, and christieseverybodys shopping for something.
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