Michel Leclercq was bornon 1938 in Lille, France, France. Michel Leclercq is #555 in List Billionaires People In The World. Michel Leclercq set up a small sporting goods store called Decathlon in 1976. It has since grown into one of the world's largest athletic retailers, with more than $8 billion in sales from nearly 900 stores, employing 60,000 people in 27 countries. Leclercq is cousin of Gerard Mulliez, the patriarch of the famed French retail dynasty. Leclerq and his immediate family own 40% of the company while the extended Mulliez family have another 40%.
As of December 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$5
His wife, Marie-Claude Leclercq, is a psychotherapist, and represents the family on the council of the Decathlon Foundation, started in 2005
Leclercq founded Decathlon Group, a sporting goods retailer, in 1976
Michel Leclercq (born 1938/39) is a French billionaire businessman