Edouard Carmignac was bornon 5 September 1947 in Paris, France, France. Edouard Carmignac is #1311 in List Billionaires People In The World. Edouard Carmignac wanted to be a rock star but settled for finance after receiving a BA in economics from the University of Paris and an MBA from Columbia University. In 1989 he founded Carmignac Gestion, now one of Europe's largest asset managers with more than $55 billion in assets under management. He owns 70% of the company. Employees and executives own the rest. His daughter Maxime, who works at the company, is the heir apparent. His son is a guitarist and another daughter, Lucrece, is an actress.
In July 2012 Carmignac openly tried to influence the policies of French president Francois Hollande with an advertisement in the Financial Times especially concerning taxes on the rich
In 1984 he joined stockbrokers Hamant & Cie and subsequently played an instrumental role in the creation of the firm's fund management subsidiary, Pyramide Gestion
Édouard Carmignac (born 5 September 1947 in Paris) is a French investment banker and fund manager