Meet the 5 billionaire Arnault children

vying to take over their father’s LVMH empire in a real-life ‘Succession’ plot

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Delphine Arnault

Age 46 and the VP of Louis Vuitton



She began her career at McKinsey in Paris, where she worked as a consultant for two years and learned strategy, according to the Financial Times.

She acquired experience in the fashion industry while working at designer John Galliano’s company in 2000, helping develop the brand.

The successful businesswoman also sits on boards such as Chateau Cheval Blanc, the Saint-Emilion premier grand cru, Les Echos, Loewe, Pucci’s, Celine, Christian Dior, 21st Century Fox, and Repossi.

Since 2009, she has been a member of the supervisory board of M6, and in 2013 she joined the supervisory board of Havas.

Antoine Arnault

Age 44 and is the head of communications and image at LVMH



Photo: Berluti .

He is also the chairman of Loro Piana and chief executive of Berluti. The oldest son got his first chief executive role at Berluti, transforming the luxury shoemaker into a menswear label.

In 2002, when Arnault was 25, he cofounded an internet startup and started working in LVMH’s marketing team. He then got his MBA from Insead and, in 2005, rejoined LVMH in the advertising department.

Like his sister Delphine and his father, he sits on the board of LVMH.

Alexandre Arnault

Age 29, Alexandre and the VP at Tiffany.



He graduated from Telecom ParisTech and got a master’s in innovation from École Polytechnique. His digital experience has helped the fashion conglomerate launch 24 Sevres, its e-commerce platform.

In 2021 he married Géraldine Guyot, a young designer. The union was first celebrated in Paris and then in Venice. A grand ceremony was held and attended by Roger Federer, Pharrell Williams, the Carters, and Kanye West, who also performed.

Frédéric Arnault

Age 27, is the chief executive at TAG Heuer



He studied at the École Polytechnique and ran a mobile payment startup with a friend, which they later sold to BNP. He then joined TAG Heuer full-time as the director of strategy and digital.

When Frédéric was 25, he was named CEO of TAG Heuer, making him the second-youngest Arnault to obtain that position after his brother Alexandre.

Frédéric is also a man of many talents and plays the piano and tennis, and is fluent in English, Italian, and German.

Jean Arnault

Age 23, is the director of marketing and development for Louis Vuitton watches.



Photo: Alex Cretey Systermans.

The youngest Arnault got his master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London and financial mathematics from MIT. His interest in the watchmaking industry peaked after his brother Frédéric told him about what he was doing at TAG Heuer, and he studied at the label's watch institute.

Even though he just started in the business world, the future is bright.

Bernard Arnault (Father)

Age 73, has run the luxury conglomerate for decades. His net worth is estimated at $155 billion.



Photo: wikipedia.

LVMH includes fashion brands Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, champagne producer Moët & Chandon, and watch company TAG Heuer.

The CEO could use this time to think about which one of his children will take over, according to a recent Fortune article. The aging patriarch and his five children vying for power closely mirror HBO's series Succession.

Meet Arnault's five talented children who could one day run LVMH.

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