Achievements

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      Since the time Alain Wertheimer inherited his family business, he has served as its chairman, and supervised different non-Chanel acquisitions, including Tanner Krolle, Eres Lingerie and Holland & Holland.

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      He owns a number of French vineyards, including Rauzan Segla of Margaux and France & Chateau Canon of Saint Emilion.

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      He has expanded into new lines of products, including Chanel watches, branded clothes, accessories, cosmetics, shoes and watches.

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      Apart from offering clothes, House of Chanel sells cologne, makeup, jewelry, watches and other fashion accessories.

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      Even though Alain Wertheimer is among the richest billionaires in the world, still he has successfully achieved to remain mysterious to the media and the outside world, with rare appearances and no interviews.

Alain Wertheimer is the chairman of French luxury brand Chanel.

Alain Wertheimer is the owner of multiple vineyards. He is also fond of horses too.

Possessions

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      Alain Wertheimer is the Chairman of Chanel, an extremely popular store chain and has a net worth of US $11 Billion.

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      He also proudly owns various non-Chanel brands as well like Eres Lingerie and beachwear, Tanner Krolle saddles and leather goods, and Holland & Holland.

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      Today, he owns 25 Chanel stores in the US alone. The No. 5 perfume from line of Chanel fragrances is one of the best selling products of the company.

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      In 1996, he acquired Holland & Holland, an exclusive gun manufacturer, in 1997 Eres, a high-end swimsuit company and Bell & Ross, watchmaker in 2001.

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      Along with Chanel, Alain Wertheimer has two French wineries, Rauzansgla in Margaux and Chateau Canon in Saint Emilion along with his brother Gerard.

Interesting Facts

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      Alain Wertheimer became chairman of Chanel in 1974 and revitalized the business.

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      He hired designer Karl Lagerfeld in 1983. The fact is that Lagerfeld is truly the public face of the brand, which permits the notoriously private Wertheimer brothers to remain behind the scenes.

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      Both Alain Wertheimer and his brother Gerard keep their private lives under wraps and do not even give interviews to the press.

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      Boasting of an estimated net worth at $8 billion in March 2013, Forbes rated Alain Wertheimer and Gerard #145 among the most affluent on earth and #5 among the most affluent in France.

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      Very little information is available about Alain Wertheimer and Gerard due to their mysterious and private life.

Alain Wertheimer is known for purchasing property all over the world. But, his permanent residence is luxurious house in New York.