Famous French Investors

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 1 Arpad Busson

Arpad Busson
Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Arpad Busson is a French financier. He is credited with founding the EIM Group, for which he also serves as the chairman. Also known for his philanthropic efforts around the world, Arpad Busson is an ardent supporter of venture philanthropy, which encourages people to operate charity organizations like any other business ventures to maximize the effectiveness of charitable pursuits.

 2 François Pinault

François Pinault
Famous As: Businessperson, founder of the luxury group Kering and the investment company Artémis
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Les Champs-Géraux, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany, France

 3 James Goldsmith

James Goldsmith
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 18, 1997
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 4 Anne Dias-Griffin

Anne Dias-Griffin
Famous As: Investment analyst
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: France

 5 Sergei Pugachev

Sergei Pugachev
Famous As: Entrepreneur and Politician
Birthdate: February 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kostroma, Russia

 6 Paul Marciano

Paul Marciano
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Debdou, Morocco

Born in Morocco and raised in France, designer Paul Marciano is one of the co-founders of Guess and The Marciano Art Foundation. Part of a family of rabbis, he grew up in a synagogue complex and was also part of a Jewish boy scout group.

 7 Daniel Hechter

Daniel Hechter
Famous As: Inventor of ready-to-wear, President of Paris Saint-Germain
Birthdate: July 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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 8 La Paiva

La Paiva
Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: May 7, 1819
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 21, 1884

 9 Maurice de Hirsch

Maurice de Hirsch
Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: December 9, 1831
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 21, 1896

German philanthropist and businessman Maurice de Hirsch was born into an affluent family of bankers and was later associated with Bischoffsheim & Goldschmidt. He is remembered for his remarkable charitable contribution to various educational initiatives and for the settlement of Jewish refugees, the most notable being the fund for Russian Jews.

 10 Alexandre Darracq

Alexandre Darracq
Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: November 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: November 2, 1931
Alexandre Darracq was a French engineer, investor, cycle manufacturer and automobile manufacturer. He established Automobiles Darracq France in Suresnes and was one of the first to plan mass production of motor vehicles. By 1904, Darracq was producing more than ten percent of all automobiles in France. He also built racing cars and founded a school for racing drivers.

 11 Jean-Michel Besnier

Jean-Michel Besnier
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: June 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, France

 12 Nicolas François, Count Mollien

Nicolas François, Count Mollien
Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: February 28, 1758
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: April 20, 1850