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How Europe’s richest man built the world’s biggest luxury empire

Lovemoney Logo By Suzanne Locke of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 31: Known as the Pope of Fashion, Bernard Arnault, the richest man in fashion and Europe, is worth $70 billion (£54.8bn), according to Bloomberg. Chairman and CEO of LVMH (Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton), he is an arts lover who reinvigorated Christian Dior and built a luxury brand empire worth billions. As he turns 70 we look back at his life's successes and battles.

A self-made billionaire's success story

Known as the Pope of Fashion, Bernard Arnault, the richest man in fashion and Europe, is worth $70 billion (£54.8bn), according to Bloomberg. Chairman and CEO of LVMH (Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton), he is an arts lover who reinvigorated Christian Dior and built a luxury brand empire worth billions. As he turns 70 we look back at his life's successes and battles.
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