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Alain Merieux

Alain Merieux’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $3.15 Billion
Industry: Health care
Residence: Lyon, France
Country: France
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Alain Merieux was born in Lyon, France, France. Alain Merieux is #720 in List Billionaires People In The World. Alain Merieux is chairman of Institut Merieux, a medicine and public health conglomerate specializing in diagnostics, immunotherapy and nutrition. Alain's grandfather, Marcel Merieux, a laboratory aide to Louis Pasteur, founded the institute in 1897. Alain founded BioMerieux, one of the firm's publicly traded arms, which specializes in diagnostic tests for infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis. BioMerieux currently operates in 150 countries and has more than 9,000 employees. The firm's other publicly-traded subsidiary, Transgene, develops vaccines to combat infectious diseases. Alain's oldest son Rodolphe was killed in 1996 at age 27 when TWA Flight 800 crashed in Long Island. His second son, Christophe, who was expected to take over the family business, died of cardiac failure in 2006 at age 39. His third son, Alexandre, who shares the fortune, was named CEO of BioMerieux in 2014. In 2015 Alain was made Grand Officer in the French Legion of Honour, one of the most prestigious civilian honors in France, for his outstanding service in the global health industry.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.4 Billion

2010

$4 Billion

2011

$4.3 Billion

2012

$3.7 Billion

2013

$3.1 Billion

2014

$3.8 Billion

2015

$3.5 Billion

2016

$3.3 Billion

2017

$4 Billion

2018

$3.15 Billion

TIMELINE
1907

Alain Mérieux is the son of Charles Mérieux (1907–2001), and the grandson of Marcel Mérieux (1870–1937), who founded Institut Mérieux in 1897

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