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Emmanuel Besnier

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Net worth 2018: $15.45 Billion
Residence: Laval, France
Country: France
BirthDay: 18 September 1970
Sigh: Libra
BIOGRAPHY

Emmanuel Besnier was bornon 18 September 1970 in Laval, France, France. Emmanuel Besnier is #100 in List Billionaires People In The World. Emmanuel Besnier has been called the "French Howard Hughes," "the Emperor of Cheese," and, thanks to his disdain for the press, "the invisible billionaire." He's said to shun the media so much that only a handful of photos of him exist. The oldest of three siblings, Emmanuel is CEO of Lactalis, his family's dairy company based in his ancestral hometown of Laval in western France. His father founded the company, which sells over $18 billion of products including President brie, Milkmaid yogurts and Valbreso Feta. The biggest dairy producer in Europe, Lactalis continues to expand internationally in places like China and Southeast Asia. Through the family's holding companies, he, his brother Jean-Michel and sister Marie also own stakes in Italy's publicly traded Parmalat and Frommageries Bel, the French maker of Baby Bel, La Vache Qui Rit and Boursin.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2013

$4.3 Billion

2014

$7.9 Billion

2015

$7.1 Billion

2016

$7.6 Billion

2017

$11.3 Billion

2018

$15.45 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

"At the end of 2017, Lactasis has to recall 12 million salmonella-contaminated boxes of baby milk from 83 countries

2015

In January 2015, according to Forbes, he had a net worth of $6

2006

In 2006, he was the recipient of the "Mayennais of the Year" award from the local Rotary Club

2000

He took over as the Chief Executive Officer in 2000, when his father died

1995

Besnier joined Lactalis as Director of Development in 1995

1970

"Emmanuel Besnier was born on 18 September 1970 in Laval, Mayenne, France

1933

His paternal grandfather, André Besnier, was the founder of Lactalis in 1933

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