François-Henri Pinault | $ 15 Billion
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François-Henri Pinault

businessman and the chief executive officer of Kering

Net Worth $ 15 Billion
  • Birthday28th May, 62
  • Birth PlaceFrance
  • Marital statusMarried
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François Pinault, a French businessman was born 21 August 1936 in Les Champs-Géraux. He is married to  Hollywood  actress Salma Hayek. François-Henri Pinault is the Chief Executive Officer of then  PPR company now changed to Kering.  FHP to his friends, is the man who has it all. FHP  indeed heeds his father’s advice to 'look beyond profit margins' to have bought and added Christopher Kane to his 17 luxury brand which includes Alexander McQueen, Boucheron, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Brioni and Girard-Perregaux watches. FHP bought 51 per cent stake in the business of London Fashion Week label Christopher Kane. FHP said they have great ambitions for the brand. FHP’s Kering Company, a French multinational holding company had revenue of €9.738 billion and a profit of €1048 million in 2012.  

Quotes

  • You don't buy luxury to enter a community, but to set yourself apart from others.
  • Sustainable development is a fundamental break that's going to reshuffle the entire deck. There are companies today that are going to dominate in the future simply because they understand that.
  • Luxury hasn't been democratized; it's been globalized.
  • There's a strength to being able to look at products through a customer's eyes, but it is also dangerous.
  • Linguistics is a good way of defining the culture of a brand. The vocabulary used by sports and lifestyle brands - running, fitness, training, motorsports - is all about functionality, whereas the vocabulary of the luxury business - handbags, ready-to-wear - is all about the product.

Family & relationships

François-Henri Pinault Estates and Homes (2)

François Pinault London House

The property was designed by renowned expert Professor Bernard Nevill, who spent decades refining the interior of the home. The historic mansion has two-bedroom brick with soaring ceilings was the bachelor’s pad of comedy film actor Richard. Mr Pianult submitted a planning application to Kensington & Chelsea council to improve the house, which is where the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded. The proposed improvements were the reinstatement of original features such as the main staircase and the redesign of the bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms.

François Pinault

The French luxury goods supplier François Pinault bought a so -called Singleton House for $16, 500,000 in Los Angeles. The mansion was designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1959. The 5.23 acre gated estate knoll high above the Stone Canyon Reservoir, Los Angeles. The house as described by The Real Estalker covers about 6,400 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a living room with an imposing stone fireplace, an open-concept dining room/center island kitchen and a roomy media room with built-in seating lounge, sunken wet bar and a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders. The house grounds are left natural except for the conscientiously landscape designed by the Japanese-American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi which includes large stones allegedly placed into the broad flat lawn that surrounds the swimming pool.

François-Henri Pinault Private jets (1)

François-Henri Pinault Private Jet

The flying couple together with their child Vanetina has been seen flying this private jet for several occasions and destinations but gave no details about the purchase.

François-Henri Pinault Autos and Cars (2)

Lexus LX SUV

Business mogul François-Henri Pinault CEO of Kering, a French multinational holding company was spotted driving his Lexus LX SUV on stroll one sunny Friday afternoon together with his wife Salma Hayek and daughter Valentina. François-Henri Pinault is one of the many billionaires who humbly drives inexpensive cars.

Ford GT

Ford GT is said to be ‘America's truly unique car’. It was designed in honor of the Ford GT40 racecars built on 1960’s. Ford GT40 was originally designed to beat Ferrari in the LeMans endurance race, which it did in 1966 to 1967. Today original Ford GT40 racecars is worth $1 million to $2 million. François-Henri Pinault and her wife Salama Hayek were seen leaving Katsuya Brentwood restataurant on May, 2012 driving a Ford GT. Ford GT's 2006 model is worth $153,075 while Ford GT 2012 model has a sticker price ranging from $22,000 to $49,995.

François-Henri Pinault Wedding (1)

France's richest man, François-Henri Pinault and Hollywood actress, Slama Hayek marked their nuptials with a lavish spectacle. The celebration which lasted for two days was graced by A-list stars from the world of movies, music and fashion including Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Bono, Stella McCartney and former French president Jacques Chirac. On Friday, the festivity started with a true Venetian tradition with a masquerade-style rehearsal dinner at the 17th century Punta Della Dogana. The romantic exchange of vows happened the next day in front of 150 family members and friends at the 18th century La Fenice opera house. Slama Hayek, the bride, 42, looked dazzling in a Balenciaga wedding gown by Nicholas Ghesquiere with her hair swept back into a bun with a long veil. The bride carried a bouquet of orchids and stephanotis with crystals and she was attended by their 19-month-old daughter Valentina, who was a flower girl, and her stepdaughter Mathilde. The lavish wedding was rumored to have cost $2 million dollars but the bride denied it.

François-Henri Pinault Holiday Destinations(Getaways) (3)

Family On Vacation In St. Barts

Vacationing in Miami

Venice

François-Henri Pinault Brands (3)

Gucci

Gucci is part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company Kering. Gucci is an Italian fashion and leather goods brand founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. Gucci's profits last year were €1.26 billion. In 1998 Gucci "Genius Jeans” was cited most expensive pair of jeans by Guinness World Records These jeans were distressed, ripped and covered with African beads and were offered for sale for $3,134 in Milan.

Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane Brand is the newest addition to Kering's luxury brands. The Christopher Kane brand is infamous for its inventive and imaginative fashion; it offers classic yet subtly daring designs. It was founded by Christopher Kane himself in 2006 after his graduation from Central Saint Martin’s College, London. Christopher Kane is British’s most talented and innovative designer.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen brand was founded in 1992 by the late Lee McQueen. She was the company’s Creative Director but on his passing in February 2010 Sarah Burton was appointed Creative Director of the brand in May. Alexander McQueen designs and manufactures women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories for its two brands the Alexander McQueen and McQ.
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