France’s top 10 richest drinks barons

2. Serge Dassault

Worth: €21.6bn
Company: Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault
Sector: Aeronautics

Serge Dassault is perhaps better known for his aviation business founded by his father Marcel in 1929.

Among the many aircraft the company has produced is the ‘Mirage’ fighter jet, which is the mainstay of the French airforce.

Dassault, however, also owns the newspaper Le Figaro, the auction house Artcurial and Château Dassault in Saint Emilion, which is father acquired in 1955.

The group, Dassault Wine Estates in fact covers three properties, Ch. Dassault chief among them, but also Château Faurie de Souchard and Château La Fleur (also both in Saint Emilion and acquired in 2013 and 2002 respectively).

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