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Elon Musk is crashing: LVMH's Bernard Arnault is world's richest man

Elon Musk lost the top slot as the Tesla owner's wealth dropped to $178.6 billion with the tech behemoth's stock crashing by half its value since January and continues to fall. The Twitter acquisition is adding to his woes!

PARIS, Dec 17: Billionaire and chairman of the LVMH luxury brand Bernard Arnault (pron: berna arno) is the richest man in the world, having displaced American tech giant and Tesla CEO Elon Musk from the spot. His estimated net worth is $188.6 billion, in a land that discounts wealth! Musk is now second with a total net worth of $178.6 billion.

Musk, 51, lost the top slot as the Tesla owner's wealth dropped after Twitter acquisition. He had overtaken Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the richest person in September, 2021. Tesla stock has lost more than half its value since January and Twitter acquisition pushed him further down. A loss of more than $100 billion!

Bernard Arnault, 73, owns 48% of the luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH - Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton ('mo-ei he-na-see' 'loo-ee-veeto'). LVMH is a French holding multinational corporation specializing in luxury goods. Its headquarters is in Paris.

LVMH owns 75 brands - wine, spirits, fashion, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewellery and luxury travel. There are 5,500 stores worldwide. In 2021, LVMH acquired American jewellery behemoth Tiffany & Co. for $15.8 billion. Some of the LVMH brands are Givenchy ('zhee-vawn-shee'), Fendi and Stella McCartney, Dom Perignon ('dom perringo'), Christian Dior ("kri-stee-an-dee-aw'), Tiffany & Co.

LVMH hospitality group Belmond owns or manages 46 hotels, trains and river cruises. Much of his wealth comes from Christian Dior.

Bernard Arnault began his career at his family's construction business, Ferret- Savinel, in his native place of Roubaix in northern France. He slowly emerged as the leader of the luxury market and acquired LVMH in 1989. LVMH was formed after the merger of Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessy. Since then he has been the chairman and CEO.

The turnover of LVMH's fashion and cosmetics brands last year was $68 billion. It has a market value of $386 billion.

Arnault lives a quiet, low-profile life, with very few public appearances. When private jets of billionaires came into focus over carbon emissions recently, Arnault sold his jet. He is an art collector. Has controlled diet. And plays tennis.

LVMH lifted the age limit for CEO from 75 to 80 this year, so he can stay longer.

Bernard Arnault has five children - two from first partner Anne Dewavrin and three from wife Hélène Mercier. The eldest, daughter Delphine is Louis Vuitton executive and is set to take over from Bernard Arnault.


Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson, who opened a new chapter in space age last month by launching the first manned private flight to the edge of space, flying in his own spaceplane, has invited everyone to join his expedition of space travel and experience the thrill of totally losing your weight (BMI = 0) and enjoy the mind-blowing sight of the earth's curvatures from the orbit far above: Register Your Name Here

Can we ask the vaccinator, "Do you pull back the plunger and then push the vaccine? Do you Aspirate?" When the vaccination for covid started there were reports of worrisome incidents of adverse events post immunisation, the serious complaints being non-specific blood clots. These related to viral vector vaccines of human and non-human source: AstraZeneca and Janssen. How did it happen. There are various views. But here is a suggestion how simply it can be prevented.

Marking a fierce but interesting competition among the billionaires, adventure specialist Richard Branson launched commercial space travel from his 'Spaceport America' on Sunday, pipping the world's richest man, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, to the post, becoming the early bird to fly to the edge of space as the first private space tourist nine days earlier than his rival. Although he did not cross the Karman line.

President Biden has signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Bill making June 19 a federal public holiday to commemorate the symbolic end of chattel slavery in the US.

The Mars rover, a six-wheeled, SUV-sized robotic vehicle, sailed through space for seven months to land on a prime spot for geo-biological study of the red planet for signs of ancient extraterrestrial life. It takes radio waves 11 minutes to reach Earth. (Listen to:- DAVID BOWIE: Life On Mars?:)

While the rationalists debunk the episode as a ploy to make up for the losses in offerings during the corona lockdown, the believers stick to their claim, they have seen it after all! The claim of Shankaralinga temple resembles the miracle of Ganesha drinking milk in Delhi way back in 1995. Although they belong to two different branches of science.

After his reappearance, Alibaba's Hong Kong-listed shares went up by 8.5%. The Chinese billionaire made his public appearance on Wednesday. (SEE Video: Davos 2015 - An Insight An Idea with Jack Ma - A conversation with Jack Ma, Founder and the then Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, on leadership, entrepreneurship and the future of commerce: Interviewed by Charlie Rose, Anchor, CBS News, USA)

A pair of socks gifted to her by her niece displayed on her legs has done the job for Gumball Poodle. The demand for 'Future is Female' is skyrocketing indeed. What more could one ask for?
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