Who is the richest person in Europe?
Top 3 Richest People In Europe
No.1 Bernard Arnault
Luxury goods, France.
No 1 Richest European as shares of his luxury goods outfit
LVMH-maker of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon-surge 57%. LVMH is
developing upscale Shanghai commercial property.
No.2 Amancio Ortega
Fashion retail, Spain.
Head of fashion firm Inditex, which operates under several brand
names including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius, has 4,500
stores in 73 countries including new spots in Mexico and Syria. Set
up joint venture with Tata Group subsidiary to enter India in
No.3 Karl Albrecht
Owns discount supermarket giant Aldi Sud, one of Germany's (and
Europe's) dominant grocers. Has 1,000 stores in U.S. across 29
states. Estimated sales: $37 billion. Plans to open New York City
store this year. With younger brother, Theo, transformed mother's
corner grocery store into Aldi after World War II. Brothers split
ownership in 1961; Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus
the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. Theo
got northern Germany and the rest of Europe.