Francois-Henri Pinault

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Businessman (1962)
Sat Aug 22 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Francois-Henri Pinault is a well-known French Businessman. He is the chairman and CEO of Kering since 2005, and president of Groupe Artémis since 2003. Francis is among the wealthiest person in the world. He has been living a happy life throughout his career. 

Francois Henri Pinault was born on May 28, 1962, in Rennes, France. He is among the three children born to François Pinault and his former wife, Louise Gautier. Francois's father is the founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis. He graduated from the HEC School of Management in 1985. 

Relationship Status of Francois Henri Pinault. 

Henri is living a happy married life along with his wife, Salma Hayek. The love birds walked down the wedding aisle on Valentine's Day 2009 in Paris. They had been dating each other since April 2006. 

Salma Hayek Wedding
Image: The wedding photo of Salma and Francois
Source: Daily Mail

Salma confirmed her engagement with Henri and about her pregnancy on March 9, 2007. On April 25, 2009, they had a second ceremony in Venice. It's been more than a decade of the duo been married. In September 2007, Henri's wife gave birth to their daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault.

Failed Marriages

Although This may be Salma's only marriage, Francois was a married and divorced man. Pinault was married to Dorothée Lepère from 1996 to 2004. From this marriage, the duo was blessed with two children, a son François (b. 1998) and a daughter Mathilde (b. 2001).

Francois Pinault children
Image: Francois along with his wife and his children 
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This marriage never remained the same after the birth of their daughter. Eventually, they divorced and moved on. After separating from Lepere, He found love and started dating supermodel Linda Evangelista from September 2005 to January 2006. 

Together, They welcomed a son, Augustin James Evangelista, born in 2006. Like that of his first relationship, this also ended after the birth of their son. He then found love with Salma ans has been together ever since. 

Billion Dollar Net Worth

Francois has an estimated net worth of $15.5 Billion. He is an entrepreneur and the chairman and CEO of the French luxury goods company Kering. Pinault added more than $2 Billion then last year to his net worth. In total, François Pinault & family has close to $39 Billion Net Worth as of 2020. 

Pinault and his family own iconic auction house Christie's, plus a 3,000-piece art collection with works by Picasso, Mondrian, and Koons. In 1999, Pinault changed the direction of the business towards luxury goods when he bought a controlling stake in Gucci Group.

Salma Hayek husband
Image: Henri along with his wife, Salma attending a event 
Source: Getty Images

Pinault is the honorary chairman of luxury group Kering, which owns fashion brands Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Gucci. The family gave $109 million to the rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral following the April 2019 fire. Pierre Omidyar is another famous Billionaire with a net worth of $13.2 Billion

Francois wife, Salma is a well-known Mexican American Actress and Model, Salma has more than $115 Million Net Worth to her name. Salma has accumulated this staggering net worth through her successful career of working as a actress in Hollywood for almost two decades. 

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