This is a classification highly anticipated in the world of the first rope, an expression dear to the president of the Republic Emmanuel Macron. Every year for the past quarter of a century, the magazine Challenges identifies the 500 largest fortunes in France. This year 2020 reveals a few surprises, with a podium slightly different from that of 2019.

A man nevertheless seems to appreciate the first place, since it preserves this year. Bernard Arnault, who was the richest man in the world before being topped at the pole by the boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates, however, remains the individual’s portfolio, the largest in France. With a fortune estimated at 100 billion euros, the CEO of LVMH confirms its position of number one. The charm of money returned to the family Hermes, with a strong heritage surrounding the 55,5 billion euros. Outsiders in 2019, they make a big splash in the winning trio. Finally, the third step of the podium is occupied by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer and their family (53 billion euros). If the clan at the head of the empire Channel does not have to blush, it picks up a place compared to 2019.

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The outsiders

Place to outsiders. Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of L’oréal, fails in 4th position with a fortune estimated at 51 billion euros. She has had to give up his bronze medal, won in 2019. The 5th place goes to the businessman François Pinault (owner of the Point), and his family (€32 billion). In the sixth place, Gérard Mulliez. The Roubaisien 89-year-old is sitting on a fortune of 26 billion euros thanks to its group AFM, which has in particular the signs Decathlon, Auchan and Leroy Merlin. However, it loses one place in the ranking.

then Comes the clan Dassault. The grandchildren of the founder of the eponymous group, Laurent, Olivier and Marie-Helene, can count on a patrimony estimated at 23.5 billion euros. In 8th place, Pierre Castel can thank the vines. Number one of wine and the owner of the network Nicholas, in his nineties has 13.5 billion euros on his bank account, according to Challenges. A tidy sum of money that allows him to keep the 8th place.

Patrick Drahi, owner of SFR, and Altice, has a fortune of 12.5 billion euros, which allows him to earn a rank in the standings and claim the ninth place. It assigns, therefore, the 10th position at Pierre Omidyar (10 billion euros). The founder of the platform for online purchases, eBay makes its first appearance in this enviable list of achievements.