France’s next 10 richest drinks barons

Following on from the list of the 10 richest and most powerful people in the French drinks industry, we count down the 10 preceding figures from 20 to 11 on the rich list compiled by French magazine Challenges.

Whereas the 10 richest drinks barons in France largely derive their fortunes from a variety of sources, Alexandre Ricard and Pierre Castel being the two notable exceptions, moving into the 20-11 list the number of more drinks-focused individuals; running first growth châteaux, Champagne houses, Burgundian négociants and spirits companies, rises considerably.

A full six of the 10 people listed here are entirely devoted to the drinks industry (one family also draw their wealth from another sector but they had, for once, made their fortune in wine first), which is a quite staggeringly high hit rate considering their wealth sees them rubbing shoulders with some of the most powerful industrialists and manufacturers in France.

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