Achievements

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      Gerard Wertheimer heads Chanel’s watch division and lives in Switzerland.

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      In addition to Chanel, the brothers own French vineyards Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux and Chateau Canon in Saint-Emilion.

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      In October 2015, Alain and Gerard purchased the St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley, California for an undisclosed sum.

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      Gerard Wertheimer indulges in his passion for horse racing, shooting, fine wines and art collecting.

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      Gerard Wertheimer and Alain have chosen their head designer, Karl Lagerfeld, who they appointed in 1983, to become the face of the company. He tantalizes the public with his mysterious black glasses and pony tail of white hair.

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      Perfume and cosmetics remain Chanel’s biggest money-makers, representing around 55 percent of the revenue.

Gerard Wertheimer's art collection includes pieces by Picasso and Matisse.

Gerard Wertheimer manages the Chanel watches, which are known for their high quality, exclusive design and high-end features.

Possessions

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      With brother Alain, Gerard Wertheimer owns French luxury brand Chanel. Chanel is one of the world’s most famous luxury brands.

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      Gerard Wertheimer looks after the watch division of the House of Chanel.

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      Along with his brother Alain, he presided over the acquisition of several non-Chanel brands, including Eres Lingerie, Tanner Krolle saddles and leather goods, and Holland & Holland.

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      Gerard Wertheimer and Alain are in control of the perfume, fashion and accessories label; but they avoid the spotlight and believe in maintaining a low profile.

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      After analyzing recent annual reports, it is estimated that the Wertheimer brothers are worth a combined $19.2 Billion – more than double previous estimates.

Interesting Facts

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      Gerard Wertheimer is the son of Jacques Wertheimer and Eliane Fischer. His grandfather, Pierre, co-founded the House of Chanel.

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      Gerard Wertheimer breeds and race thoroughbreds. His horses have won races at the French Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the U.S.

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      Gerard Wertheimer’s wife Valérie is active in child protection charities.

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      Both the Wertheimer brothers are extremely private person. They do not give interviews and keep their private life under wraps.

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      Gerard Wertheimer and his brother only give interviews to expand their wine and equestrian interests.

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      According to The New York Times, Gerard Wertheimer and Alain live like “Old World aristocrats”.

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      Wertheimer brothers discretely slip into catwalk shows far from the front row.

Gerard Wertheimer's famous No. 5 perfume has earned immense commercial, cultural and financial success.