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Philanthropists in France

Bernard Arnault

No.1: Bernard Arnault

Forbes estimated his wealth to be $37 billion, making him the 13th richest person in the world and the richest in France.

He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH since 1989

Serge Dassault & family

No.2: Serge Dassault & family

In 2004, he became a senator, and in this position, he has been an outspoken advocate of conservative positions on economic and employment issues, claiming that France's taxes and workforce regulations ruin its entrepreneurs.

Liliane Bettencourt

No.3: Liliane Bettencourt

In 1987 Bettencourt, together with her husband and daughter, founded the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation (la Fondation Bettencourt Schueller) to support and develop medical, cultural and humanitarian projects.

Patrick Drah

No.4: Patrick Drah

Drahi reportedly established a Computation and Communication Laboratory for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The donation was worth more than $3 million.

Xavier Niel

No.5: Xavier Niel

Niel started "École 42" with a 70 million euro donation.

He has no plans for it to make money, ever.