Being the son of one of the richest people in the world, Bernard Arnault did not necessarily make Antoine Arnault stand by and only accept the splash of wealth from his father.
Antoine is known as a hard worker who does not doubt his business ability. He faithfully learns and follows in the footsteps of his father to successfully manage a business. Since 2010 he has served as CEO of Berluti, a fashion company in Paris, France.
One of his biggest successes was when he was able to lead the transformation of the Italian shoe business into the world’s leading clothing brand.
Previously, he also served as Communication Director for Louis Vuitton, one of the world’s leading fashion brands.
Besides being a very successful figure in the fashion industry, Antoine is also a professional poker player. Thanks to his success, he was also able to buy a cruise ship with his sweat.
What is Antoine Arnault’s action in the business world? The following is a brief review as reported by Business Of Fashion, The Guardian, The Richest and many other sources, Monday (1/18/2015):
- Early career and business skills
Antoine began his career by working in the advertising department of Louis Vuitton in 2005. He worked hard until he was finally appointed Director of Communications at the same company two years later.
In 2011, Antoine launched a program called Les Journées Particulières, an opportunity for fans to visit Louis Vuitton’s design studio and accessories house to watch the works of world artists.
Antoine was appointed as the leader of Loro Piano in December 2013. The appointment was made after LVMH, his father’s company, bought 80 percent of the luxury goods retailer’s shares.
The appointment was not because Antoine was the son of Bernard Arnault, but he succeeded in demonstrating the ability to do business at the acquisition of Loro Piano for 2 billion euros a few months earlier.
- World-class poker player
As a rich kid, Antoine claimed he was not a spoiled man. He said the father raised all children with valuable life values, such as the importance of work and mutual respect.
Antoine also never listed his name in various gossip magazines. He doesn’t like playing pool or just showing off his parents’ wealth like most rich kids do.
Unlike most billionaire children, when going to Las Vegas to play poker, Antoine plays with world-class player status. He is a professional included in the poker game.
- Requested to replace his father
Despite being the son of Bernard Arnault, the richest man with assets reaching the US $ 41 billion, Antoine always worked hard in business affairs. It was exemplified by his father, who decided to get out of the family business in the real estate sector, which has been running for three years.
He wanted to show the world that he was indeed able to run the business values instilled by his father since childhood. Antoine is even said to be the successor to the father’s fashion business empire, which has now become one of the largest luxury goods seller groups in the world.
But not only Antoine, who was asked to replace the father’s position. That’s because his sister, Delphine Arnault, is also very talented in the business.
The brother started the business by building a simple fashion label, Loewe and Pucci. His business also changed greatly under the hard work of Delphine, and he has now become Director of Dior.