The French version of the American magazine Forbes published Wednesday the list of the richest personalities in France.
And this year, four new fortunes join this very closed club.
Without dethroning the top trio made up of Bernard Arnault, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers and François Pinault.
Billionaires do not know the crisis.
Most of the stars of the
saw their fortunes increase in 2020, starting with the richest: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
In France, the magazine's list was unveiled on Wednesday.
And four new billionaires make their entry there like Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of the Moderna laboratory.
Four entries in the ranking
Perhaps the most intriguing entry into this selective club of French billionaires is that of Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna Therapeutics.
Unknown a year ago, it is today a key player in the global race for anti-Covid vaccines.
Stéphane Bancel, holds 8% of the shares of Moderna and has a fortune now estimated at 3.5 billion euros.
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Three other new French billionaires are accompanying him: Olivier Pomel, CEO of the cloud company Data Blog, François Feuillet, boss of Trigano, the European leader in motorhomes, and Yves-Loïc Martin, administrator of the group of laboratories of Eurofins Scientific analyzes.
The Arnault - Bettencourt - Pinault trio still in the lead
The number of billionaires in France therefore drops from 39 to 42 including the death of Olivier Dassault in a helicopter crash last March.
These rich French people are led by the inevitable Bernard Arnault.
With an estimated fortune of 125 billion euros, the CEO of the LVMH group is the third richest person in the world.
The French podium is completed by Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, twelfth fortune in the world and richest woman in the world with 62 billion euros.
Finally, on the third step is another regular of the Forbes ranking: François Pinault.
The founder of the Kering group is sitting on a jackpot of 35 billion euros.