France’s top 10 richest drinks barons

7. François Perrodo and family

Worth: €7.5bn
Company: Perneco
Sector: Energy (oil)

The polo-playing, motor-racing CEO of Perneco inherited the estates of Château Labégorce and Marquis d’Alesme from his father, Hubert.

The story goes that Hubert was on a visit to Château Giscours to pay polo in 1989 when he saw that nearby property Labégorce Zédé was for sale. So he bought it and named his polo team after it – which in 2004 won the Queen’s Cup. He acquired Marquis d’Alesme in 2006 but died in a tragic hiking accident aged just 62 later that year.

His son François is also a keen polo player and member of the Guards Polo Club but he’s an even greater fan of horsepower of the Porsche and Ferrari kind and has competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times, coming in second last year driving a Ferrari 458 Italia GT2. He also owns classic cars.

His younger brother, Bertrand, was recently revealed to be the backer of 31Dover.com, a wine delivery company in the UK.

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