Emmanuel Macron decorated Bernard Arnault with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor

At the age of 75, Bernard Arnault acceded to the highest dignity of the Legion of Honor on Wednesday evening. Emmanuel Macron presented the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor on Wednesday evening to the CEO of the French luxury giant LVMH, Bernard Arnault, in the presence of an audience of prestigious guests, including American popstar Beyoncé, announced Thursday the Élysée confirming information from the site Politico.

The richest man in the world

At the helm of the world leader in luxury (fashion, leather goods, perfumes, spirits), he is today the richest man in the world with assets estimated at 230 billion dollars, ahead of Elon Musk and his 210 billion dollars, according to the Forbes ranking.

Bernard Arnault also entered into exclusive negotiations with the Lagardère group, which passed into the hands of Vincent Bolloré in November, to buy the weekly Paris Match.

Many stars present at the ceremony

Many personalities were present at this ceremony: Beyoncé accompanied by her husband the rapper Jay-Z, the American billionaire Elon Musk, head of the Tesla group, as well as Queen Rania of Jordan and the contemporary American artist Jeff Koons, according to Atlantico.

On the media side, the presence of Vincent Bolloré, who controls the Canal+ group and had just come out of a hearing at the National Assembly, was also noted, according to this source. The TV boss, questioned about the intense controversy over the voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion) caused by a Catholic program on one of his channels, CNews, assured the deputies that he had no “ideological project” and ‘have nothing of an “Attila”.

On the political side, the Ministers of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, of Culture Rachida Dati, as well as the former President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo were also invited.

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