France’s next 10 richest drinks barons

12. Gilles Hennessy (and the families of Hennessy and Moët & Chandon)

Worth: €2.9bn
Challenges 500 position: 31
Company: LVMH
Sector: Luxury

Although their family brands have been the property of the luxury behemoth Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) since the 1980s, the two families remain involved in the business.

Gilles Hennessy is executive vice president at Moët Hennessy and was previously vice-president and general manager of Hennessy Cognac.

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