1st Jan 70
Eldest child of Bernard Arnault, a daughter from his first marriage to Anne Dewavrin, she is the Director of LVMH group since 2004. The French press often refers to her as “The Wolf in a Cashmere Coat.” She married Alessandro Vallarino Gancia, heir to an Italian wine fortune in 2005. The wedding was one of the biggest news of the year and was attended by the who’s who of media and politics. The attendees included names like designer Karl Lagerfeld, former French first lady Bernadette Chirac and current French president Nicolas Sarkozy.