François Pinault

Born Aug 21, 1963
Age 52
Hometown Les Champs-Géraux
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Nationality French
Other Names Huet, Francois
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light

François Pinault is a French businessman who runs the retail company PPR. He is a friend of former French President Jacques Chirac. His holding company Artemis S.A. , owns (or owned), among others, Converse shoes, Samsonite luggage, Château Latour, the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, and Christie's auction house. Artemis also owns Executive Life in California, which was sued by policy holders when the company failed.… Read More

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Age 52


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    Huffington Post - Sep 08, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Aug 06, 2013
  • Collecting Art With François Pinault
    Wall Street Journal - Jun 18, 2013


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1963 Birth Born in 1963.


2001 38 Years Old In December 2001, jurors in a high profile New York City courtroom found Taubman guilty of conspiracy. … Read More


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Pinault owns one of the biggest collections of contemporary art worldwide. On the magazine ArtReview's 2006 list of most powerful people in modern art, he was ranked in first place.
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