Emmanuel Besnier

Emmanuel Besnier is a French businessman who has a net worth of $4.3 billion and is presently the 8th richest person in France. He is often called ‘the invisible billionaire’ because of his reluctance to face the media or to even give interviews. As a result only a few pictures of him exist today. It is believed that he has an utter disdain for the press though the exact reasons for it are still unknown. 

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Emmanuel is the CEO of Lactalis, a company that he has inherited from his family and has grown with him over the years. Lactalis is still based in his hometown of Laval which is in western France. Emmanuel is the oldest of the three siblings and his company is well known for the brand ‘President’ and ‘Milkmaid’ yogurts. In 2012 the company earned over $20 billion in revenues. He has a brother and both of them own 100% of the company between them as it has been totally inherited from their father. 

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In 2011 Besnier came into news as they helped the Italian milk and cheese major, ‘Parmalat’, out of destined bankruptcy by buying them out. At present they hold around 82% stake in the firm. 

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