Vincent Bollore

Vincent Bollore

French industrialist, businessman and billionaire
Date of Birth: 01.04.1952
Country: France

Biography of Vincent Bollore

Vincent Bollore is a French industrialist, businessman, and billionaire. He was born on April 1, 1952, in France, and grew up in a wealthy family. He received an excellent education and attended the University of Paris X Nanterre, where he obtained a prestigious Bachelor's degree in Law.

After completing his education, Bollore began his career as an intern at the investment bank Edmond de Rothschild. He gained valuable experience and then started working at the family conglomerate, Bollore, which was involved in various sectors such as maritime freight, paper production, and more. Today, the conglomerate is a major global company with over 33,000 employees worldwide.

In late 2004, Bollore's investment company acquired a stake in the advertising organization Havas and became its major shareholder. In 2005, Bollore expanded his business interests into the media industry. His company launched several television channels, such as Direct 8, and acquired a significant stake in various English media outlets, including a 29% ownership of Aegis by July 19, 2006.

In late 2006, Bollore's first newspaper, Direct Soir, was published. However, Bollore's ambition did not stop there. In January 2008, he became interested in another major company, Italian car manufacturer Pininfarina.

Aside from his business ventures, Bollore is known for his close friendship with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. They have been friends for over twenty years, and their professional positions have never hindered their genuine and sincere relationship.

Currently, Bollore resides in Paris with his wife and four children. His personal wealth is estimated to be around $2.1 billion, according to Forbes, which ranks him among the most influential and affluent individuals in the world.