SALMA Hayek’s French billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault has pledged to help rebuild Notre Dame after the devastating blaze.
But just who is? And how much money is he giving the French capital? Here’s the lowdown.
Who is François-Henri Pinault?
François-Henri Pinault, 56, was born May 28, 1962 and is a French businessman and billionaire.
He is the chairman and CEO of Kering since 2005, and President of Groupe Artémis since 2003.
Under his leadership, Kering divested the retail industry and became a luxury group.
In June 2016, alongside his father François Pinault, he introduced the renovation project of the Bourse de Commerce building in Paris which will house part of the Pinault family’s art collection.
Through the family holding Artémis, he also invested in the cruise ship operator Compagnie du Ponant in 2015 and the tech investment firm Red River West in 2017.
What has Francois-Henri Pinault said about Notre Dame?
Francois-Henri has pledged £86million to help rebuild Notre Dame after the tragic fire which started on April 15, 2019.
French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore the cathedral and begged for international help to rebuild the Paris landmark.
Macron said a national fundraising campaign to save Notre Dame would be launched today and he called on the world’s “greatest talents” to help.
Pinault was one of the first to make a significant donation as the world mourns the loss of the prominent symbol of French heritage.
How much is Francois-Henri Pinault worth?
Francois-Henri’s family is estimated to be worth around £26.8bn.
He is believed to have personal wealth of £23.bn.
His wife has a fortune of £63m.
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When did Francois-Henri Pinault marry Salma Hayek?
Francois-Henri tied the knot with Frida actress Selma Hayek on Valentine’s Day in 2009 in Paris.
They have one child together, Valentina, whon was born in September 2007.
He is also the father of supermodel Linda Evangelista’s son, Augustin who was born on October 11, 2006.