Top 10 booze billionaires

3. Francois Pinault and family

World ranking: #30

Country: France

Worth: $29.7bn

Age: 82

Business: Francois Pinault is honorary chairman of luxury group Kering, which owns fashion brands Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. He is also the Bordeaux first growth Chateau Latour, through its holding company Artemis Group, which in October 2017 also bought Burgundian estates Clos de Tart.

The company started out as a wood and building materials company in 1963, but Pinault diversified its interests in 1999 when he bought a controlling stake in Gucci Group. The family also owns sports brand Puma, which is run by Pinault’s son, Francois-Henri, and the auction house Christie’s.

Keen art collectors, the family’s 3,000-strong collection includes works by Picasso, Mondrian and Koons, with plans to open a museum in France in 2019.

Education: High school drop out

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