French luxury goods titan, majority shareholder of PPR (formerly Pinault-Printemps-Redoute), whose brands include Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Puma. Group also owns more-affordable catalog brands Lerner and Chadwick's. Son Francois-Henri, who married actress Salma Hayek on Valentine's Day 2009, is chief executive of PPR. Art lover also owns auction house Christie's. His personal art collection, worth an estimated $1.7 billion, encompasses 2,000-plus works by over 80 artists including Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and Jeff Koons; showcases much of it in Venice at the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana, a museum that opened in summer 2009. Also owns Chateau Latour, a winery that's been around since 1331; Le Point magazine and a football stadium. François-Henri Pinault was born in Rennes, France in 1962. He is the son of François Pinault, the founder of PPR, the company that became luxury goods brand Kering. The company initially focused on timber trading, before becoming a shopping and mail order conglomerate. He studied at HEC School of Management and went on to do military service, before taking up a job at his father’s company, PPR. He had a daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, in September 2007 with Salma Hayek. They were married at 2009 in Venice in a Parisian town hall, followed by a masked Valentine’s Day ball with 150 guests. François-Henri has as son with supermodel Linda Evangelista, who was born in 2006. He also has two children from his first marriage to Dorothée Lepère.