In addition to LVMH, Arnault has also invested in several businesses. He owns and controls Groupe Arnault, a principal investment firm. In 1999, Netflix received a $30 million (Rs 247 crore) investment from Group Arnault, per Variety. He also owns stakes in real estate development company Blue Capital, French food chain Carrefour and online retail company Boo. In 2008, the French billionaire bought Princess Yachts, one of Britain’s oldest luxury motorboat manufacturers.
2. Yachts and jets
In 2008, Arnault acquired the luxury Dutch yacht manufacturing firm Royal Van Lent and British yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts International for over €300 million (Rs 3010800 crore) and €200 million (Rs 2007200 crore), respectively, per Lifestyle Asia.
Arnault owns a luxury yacht named Symphony, which is among the world’s top 100 superyachts. When it was completed in 2015, Symphony was the longest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. The yacht can accommodate 36 passengers and features six decks, a helicopter pad and has a gross tonnage of nearly 3,000 GT. From Jacuzzi to a sauna, private office, cinema, golf area and gym, you will find everything on the sailboat. Arnault also previously owned Amadeus, a superyacht built in 1969, per Lifestyle Asia. It was later sold in 2015.
In addition to private yachts, Arnault also owns a private jet – Dassault Falcon 7X – which he bought for $40 million (Rs 329 crore), per Lifestyle Asia. He previously also owned a Bombardier Global Express 6000 and a Bombardier Global 7500.
3. Extensive property portfolio
Europe’s richest person, unsurprisingly, owns some of the most expensive properties around the world. As per Insider, Arnault lives with his family – wife and five children – four of whom hold positions at LVMH brands, on Paris’s Left Bank south of the Seine River. As per Magicbricks, the mansion, worth 200 million dollars (Rs 1648 crore), spans 12 acres and includes 12 bedrooms, as many bathrooms, a library, a dining room, and a ballroom. It also has a private lake, tennis court, a wine cellar, and underground parking space. The mansion was reportedly built in the 18th century. This is also the house where Arnault exhibits most of his art collection.
Arnault also owns a vacation home in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, where the wealthiest of the wealthy live. Saint-Tropez is a 270-acre gated community where homes on an average cost $13 million (Rs 107 crore), per Business Insider.
Another property owned by the billionaire, per Magicbricks, is in the French Alps. Situated in the world’s largest ski area, the chateau was purchased by Arnault and Albert Frere in 1998. The property has 34 rooms, a private Chalet, a penthouse pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, per Magicbricks.
Arnault also has residential properties worth $96.4 million (Rs 794 crore) in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood Hills, per Insider.
Through LVMH, Arnault also owns a few hotels including Cheval Blanc and Belmond Hotel, per Lifestyle Asia. Cheval Blanc is a luxury hotel comprising 72 rooms and suites. LVMH reportedly owns hotels in more than 24 countries.