Francois-Henri Pinault Net Worth : Career & Lifestyle

The French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO and chairman of a French-luxury group Kering has a massive net worth of $43.1 billion.

Kering, a multinational corporation, owns grandeur brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Yves Saint Laurent, which was founded by Henri’s father, Francois Pinault.

Francois Pinault
Francois Pinault

Furthermore, this man of wealth is also a president of Groupe Artémis, a holding company.

Henri married the very famous, talented, and beautiful Mexican-American actress, Salma Hayek.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about him.

Full Name François-Henri Pinault
Date of birth May 28, 1962
Age 62 years old
Gender Male
Place Of Birth Rennes, France
Nationality French
Profession Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer
Zodiac sign Gemini
Religion Christian
Ethnicity -not known-
Residence Los Angeles, US
Height 5’10” (178cm)
Weight 171.9 lbs (78 Kg)
Color Of Hair Brown
Color Of Eye Blue
Social Media  -not present-
Father’s Name François Pinault
Mother’s Name Louise Gautier
Siblings  Dominique Pinault and Laurence Pinault
Marital status Married
Education HEC School of Management, France
Spouse Salma Hayek (m. 2009)

Dorothée Lepère (m. 1996–2004)

Children Valentina Paoma Pinault, Mathilde Pinault, Augustin James Evangelista, Francois Pinault
Active Years 1985–present
Net Worth US$43.1 Billion
Last Updated July, 2024

Francois-Henri Pinault Net Worth and Income

The net worth of French magnate Francois-Henri Pinault is 43.1 billion USD, as of 2024.

In February 2018, the net worth of Francois-Henri Pinault was $25.5 billion. All thanks to the rise of Kering, Henri’s fortune is now worth 43.1 billion dollars.

Francois Pinault, the father of Francois-Henri Pinault, started his career with the timber business, which later established a retail luxury brand business by the name Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR).

In 2005, the son-Henri Pinault, was handover the position of CEO. And, in 2013, Henri renamed the company PPR to Kering.

The profit of PPR had increased by 40% between 2003 to 2014. To detail, from 2005 to 2017, the company’s revenue jumped to 10 billion euros from 3 billion euros.

Moreover, in 2018, the revenue rose to 15.5 billion euros which was 27% more than the year before.

Net Worth of Francois-Henri Pinault in Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of the billionaire in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 36,325,335,120
Pound Sterling £ 31,181,044,110
Australian Dollar A$ 57,268,133,700
Canadian Dollar C$ 53,105,880,500
Indian Rupee 3,211,747,350,000
BitCoin ฿ 1242074.333

Houses, Cars, Watches, and Private Jet

London House

This lavish home once belonged to Justin Bieber, who the couple rented in 2014.

The big mansion features 17 bedrooms and a five-car garage along.

a building in London
The London Mansion

Moreover, there are several other luxury amenities like a personal gym, home cinema complex, an indoor swimming pool, wine cellar, tennis court, and many more.

There is a grand staircase inside the mansion, and the living room sports a massive window seat with beautiful cushions. Likewise, there is a gorgeous black piano in one of the rooms.

The dining room sports a fireplace and an area that can serve ten people at once.

Bel Air Residence

The 9-acre property in LA was purchased by Henri in 2007 for $13.5 million.

This cape-cod-style building features nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms. There is a pristine swimming pool outside and a garage as well.

mansion with pool
Bel Air Residence

Originally built in the 1940s, this lush residence is located privately behind gates. However, the couple moved out of this home in Jan 2020 to remodel the building.

Paris Home

It is the first property of Henri-Pinault, which is a 19th-century house.

Francois and Salma inside their Paris Home
Francois and Salma inside their Paris Home

The details and pricing of the home are not disclosed, but the interior of the salon features a white sofa and ceramic-base lamps.

Hollywood Hills House

The mid-century bungalow, originally built in 1962, features four bedrooms and three baths.

To detail, it is situated in the Outpost Estate Section of California and spans 2,874 square feet.

house with a pool
Hollywood Hills Home

Furthermore, the kitchen inside sports a dine-in area for four people. The interiors give rustic feelings along with floor-to-ceilings, all windows style, and a stone fireplace.

Moreover, the backyard boasts a beautiful outdoor space with decks and a tile-lined swimming pool.

This ranch-style residence was purchased by Hayek several years ago, and since the couple moved to their Bel-Air mansion, this Hollywood Hills house is now listed on the market for rental purposes since 2013.


The billionaire is not fond of super expensive and flashy wheelers. Few cars that get parked in Pinault’s garage are mentioned here.

Lexus LX SUV

 Lexus car
Francois with his Lexus

The business mogul has been spotted with his Lexus LX SUV. This high-class model starts with a base price of $80,000.

Ford GT

Pinault owns a Ford GT, the truly unique car which is a 2006 model. The price of the car is worth $153,075.


The watch-connoisseur Henri Pinault has more than 60 luxury watches in his collection. He owns high brands such as Audemars Piguet and Piaget.

Greubel Forsey GMT watch
Greubel Forsey GMT

For his 50th birthday, he received Greubel Forsey GMT worth $500,000 from his father. The watch features 18-carat gold dial. Furthermore, there are sapphire crystals embedded in his white-gold case.

Private Jet

private jet plane
Francois Pinault entering his private jet

Henri has been flying his private jet with his wife and children on numerous occasions. However, the pricing and details of the jet have not been disclosed.

Lifestyle and Vacations

About his hobbies, Henri loves playing table tennis and card games. Being the chief officer of many luxury brands, Pinault is always seen up to date regarding his appearance.

Pinault has numerous events and business trips to attend all year round. Nevertheless, the handsome billionaire is seen vacationing time and again with his family.

Francois-Henri in Venice, vacationing with his family

To name a few spots, Francois has been to St. Barts, Mykonos, and Venice with Salma and his daughter, Valentina.

In April 2011, Francois visited Miami with his family to spend an Easter weekend. Moreover, they went to Jungle Island and enjoyed the pool time. Likewise, Pinault and Hayek also had their late-night romantic dinner.


Pinault pledged $109 million to rebuild the cathedral, Notre Dame. Not only but also, Francoise did not claim any tax decrement from the French government over his donation.

In 2019, an accidental fire damaged the roof and spire of the building. Moreover, vaulted ceilings and windows of the cathedral were also destroyed by the fire.

Henri is also a chairman of the Kering Foundation. The foundation has been fighting against women’s violence since 2008 by collaborating with several local organizations. It supports and promotes women by providing different kinds of training.

“ Wherever women’s integrity and dignity are attacked, I believe each of us has a particular responsibility. ” – FRANÇOIS-HENRI PINAULT.

During the Covid19 pandemic, Pinault donated 2 million euros to Italy. Along with this generous sum, the billionaire also contributed three million masks to the health care services in France through his company, Kering.

Likewise, he has also donated an unrevealed amount of money to support Covid19 research to the Institute Pasteur in Paris.

Pinault is also a committed environmentalist. He is a member of a nonprofit foundation, The B Team, that brings ways to conduct business without harming our planet. Moreover, in 2011, Francois started a wide range of initiatives benefiting the environment, such as sustainable python farming.

Similarly, he is a board member of the European Leukodystrophy Association (ELA), a non-profit NGO researching leukodystrophy.

Investments, Endorsements, and Publications

In 2018, Pinault was honored as Best Performing CEO in the world by Harvard Business Review.

Well, the best CEO has several top-of-the-world investments, including Kering, which homes 15 luxury brands under its roof such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, and many more.

The company is famous for Jewelry, Clothes, Leather Goods, Watches, Eyewear, to name a few things.

To illustrate, its headquarter is located in Paris, France, where it employs more than 28,000 people from all over the world. Moreover, it is known for its sustainability.

Kering is a leading luxury group worldwide, next to LVMH.

wine bottles
Chateau Latour

Channeling through Kering, Pinault also owns a top vineyard in the world. Chateau Latour is one of the oldest and most expensive French Bordeaux, and some of this beauty may even cost around $1 million.

Reportedly, the billionaire owns four other wine properties in several estates.

The business magnate is known to invest in real estate in different lush places of Europe and the United States. Well, he is also fond of art, having one of the biggest art collections on this planet, Bourse de Commerce.

Furthermore, Henri is the president of Groupe Artemis, a holding company of the Pinault family that looks after their investments. Likewise, he owns a football team as well, Stade Rennais Football Club. The club is renowned as one of the prestigious clubs in France.

Few other spots Henri-Pinault made his investments are on developing apps for his Kering company, on a CRM company which he owns, and obviously, a cruise ship liner.


Up until now, there are no such books written by Francois-Henri Pinault. Nevertheless, he has given his forewords to a book written by Erwan Rambourg, with the title Future Luxe: What’s Ahead for the Business of Luxury.

The book was launched on September 22, 2020.


Business Life

Francois-Henri Pinault was born on May 28, 1962, in France to his parents Francois Pinault and Louise Gautier. His father started his timber business back in the 1960s and later founded PPR (now known as Kering) and Groupe Artemis.

Pinault attended HEC Business School, Paris, and in 1987, he began his journey at PPR. Henri Pinault became the CEO of Kering in 2005. Furthermore, he became the president of Artemis, the investment company, in 2003.

Personal Life

Henri married Dorothée Lepère in 1966, with whom he has a son and a daughter. The son’s name is Francois, who was born in 1999, and the daughter is Mathilde, born in 2001. The couple separated in 2004.

After the divorce of his first marriage, Pinault was romantically involved with Linda Evangelista, a Canadian supermodel. The relationship lasted for a brief, but in the meantime, they gave birth to a son named Augustin James Evangelista.

Francois Henri Pinault. Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault (L to R)
Francois Henri Pinault. Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault (L to R)

Finally, in 2005, he married Salma Hayek conducting a lavish wedding ceremony in La Fenice opera house, Italy, that lasted for two days. The vows were exchanged in the presence of 150 people, where several A-list stars and notable personalities made their presence.

The couple is blessed with a daughter, Valentina, born on September 21, 2007.

Three Facts about Francois-Henri Pinault

  1. At one point in his life, Henri wanted to go to California to study business at Stanford Business School. However, he couldn’t get a visa for the United States and thus, started working for his father in the family business.
  2. When Salma first met Francois, she was a bit confused regarding the age gap between them. A former Gucci executive did set up Henri and Salma for the date.
  3. Pinault dated Salma for 11 months before marrying her. He waited almost a year before proposing to her, which is kind of romantic for such a big business magnate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the titles Francois-Henri has been awarded?

For his impressive role in the business sector, Henri has been honored with several awards such as:

  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (2006)
  • GCC Global Leaders of Change Award (2015), International Leadership Award (2015)
  • Vanity Fair Hall of Fame (2016)
  • Best Performing CEOs in the World (2018)

What is the net worth of Salma Hayek?

The famous Mexican actress Salma Hayek has a net worth of 200 million dollars, as of 2024. Hayek has been married to Francois-Henri Pinault since 2009.

Is Francois-Henri Pinault richer than his father?

No, Francois Pinault has garnered a higher net worth than his son. The net worth of his father is 55.3 billion USD.

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