It has been said that the number of billionaires in Europe has increased from 482 to 489 one year ago. The European Billionaires invest in different brands and sectors. Some of them have empires which include Amancio Ortega’s Inditex, retail fashion chain Zara, etc. Here are the names of some famous European billionaires, which are listed below.
- Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega had founded the Inditex fashion group. He is a Spanish businessman. The Inditex fashion group is the owner of the Zara fashion chain.
- Bernard Arnault
Bernard Arnault is said as the richest man in France. He is the chief executive of the Umbrella company which includes fashion house Louis Vuitton as well as the champagne house Moet and Chandon. Along with this, he is chief executive of the Luxury goods firm LVMH.
- Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin is from Russia. He is a computer scientist. Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google. At present, Sergey Brin is the president of the parent company of Google named Alphabet Inc. Sergey Brin stands at the 14th position in the list of the richest person of the world.
Liliane Bettencourt is known as the Great Dame of Loreal. She and her children own 30-33% of the cosmetic company. It has been said that Liliane Bettencourt is suffering from dementia. Because of this, her children will run the business now.
Herbert Quandt, father of Stefan Quandt had turned the BMW into an industrialist titan.
- Karl Albrecht Jr, Beate Heister, and family
Beate Heister and family are the children of the late Karl Albrecht. Karl Albrecht was the founder of the supermarket chain Aldi. He founded the supermarket chain with his brother. Karl Albrecht died in the year 2014. It has been said that there are approximately eighteen stores in the supermarket around the world.
- Ingvar Kamprad and family
Ingvar Kamprad is the founder of the IKEA, which is a global company of furniture. Kamprad was born in Sweden. It has been said that Kamprad is used to purchasing second-hand clothes for saving money. This nature of Kamprad exposed his virtues of simplicity, frugality, and enthusiasm. In a manifesto of the year 1976, he was called the Testament of a furniture dealer.
- The Henkel family
The Henkel family owns a conglomerate. Here, a conglomerate means that a single corporate group owns different sections of industries. Their conglomerate’s name is Henkel. The conglomerate manufactures different products. One of them is Persil washing powder. The conglomerate was founded in the year 1876. It is based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
- Axel Dumas
The Axel Dumas has owned the Hermes International fashion house since 2013. It has been said that 70% of the billion-dollar company is supported by the Axel Dumas.
- Maria Franca Fissolo
Maria Franca Fissolo is the owner of the company Ferrero. Ferrero is in second position among Europe’s largest confectionery company. Maria Franca Fissolo is an Italian woman. She is the widow of the Michele Ferrero.
- George Soros
George Soros is a philanthropist, political donor, and an American fund manager. He was born in the Hungry. The George Soros is popularly known as The Man who broke the bank of England. This is because of the short sale of the British pound sterling in the year 1992. The sale was of about $10 billion. The day is known as the black Wednesday currency crisis. His investments over his career have been vast and eclectic ranging from large pharamaceutical corporations to tech startups in social media and sex hookup apps.
- Alain and Gerard Wertheimer
Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, both are brothers. They both run the House of Chanel. The House of Chanel is a fashion brand which is world-famous. The brothers started their business when their grandfather whose name is Pierre Wertheimer became a business partner with Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. He was the founder of the house.