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Jean-Claude Decaux & family

Jean-Claude Decaux & family’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $6.5 Billion
Industry: Media
Country: France
BirthDay: 15 September 1937
Sigh: Libra
Died On: 28/05/2016
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Jean-Claude Decaux & family was bornon 15 September 1937 in France. Outdoor advertising pioneer Jean-Claude Decaux died in May 2016 at age 78. He was worth $7 billion at the time. Decaux founded his outdoor advertising firm in 1964. It was the first company to set up automatic public toilets in Paris where it splashed its ads. He ran the company for decades but stepped down as CEO in 2000, handing control to sons Jean-Francois and Jean-Charles. In 2014 the company won a Guinness World Record for creating the world's largest outdoor advertising billboard at Riyadh's King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia. At the time of his death, JCDecaux was the world's largest outdoor advertising firm, selling ad space on some 140,000 bus stops, 145 airports, and train and subway stations around the world.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$4.6 Billion

2011

$6 Billion

2012

$4.9 Billion

2013

$5.2 Billion

2014

$7.7 Billion

2015

$6.7 Billion

2016

$6.5 Billion

2018

$6.5 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

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

1980

In 1980, Decaux personally designed the Sanisette public toilet, a self-cleaning public toilet, as a replacement for the pissoirs of Paris

1963

In 1963, legislation in France placed restrictions on billboard use which forced Decaux out of business

1937

Jean-Claude Decaux (15 September 1937 – 27 May 2016) was a French entrepreneur who earned his fortune in advertising

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