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Salma Hayek's Husband Francois-Henri Pinault Donates Over $100 Million to Rebuilding of Notre Dame

Salma Hayek's Husband Francois-Henri Pinault Donates Over $100 Million to Rebuilding of Notre Dame

Salma Hayek‘s husband Francois-Henri Pinault is making a major contribution to the rebuilding of Notre Dame after its devastating fire.

The 56-year-old French businessman and his father Francois have pledged over $113 million to help reconstruct the cathedral.

“My father and myself have decided to release a sum of €100 million from our Artemis funds [the family holding company] to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre-Dame,” Francois-Henri said in a statement to French newspaper Le Figaro.

Francois-Henri is the CEO of Kering, which owns luxury brands such as Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.

His 82-year-old father is worth an estimated $37.3 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

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  • greppinwolf

    The Catholic Church has billions. They own Notre Dame. They don’t need donations (other than the fact they are a greedy organization.) Donate that 100 mil to the poor/starving.

  • KS_in_TP

    FRANCE owns Notre Dame. There is no “place” or “organization” called the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is a body of people that make up the religion worldwide. Maybe you meant to say the Vatican. In any case, people can spend their money how they want to.

  • MyName

    I’m to each their own when it comes to religion. I can’t though say it doesn’t bother me that the Catholic Church, as a worldwide organization, is wealthy including jewels. The pope’s ring as an example could be sold to do more good than sitting on his finger.