Have you ever dreamed about what life as a billionaire might be like?

The CEO of the Largest Luxury Brands in the World goes about His Daily Business.

Imagine being in Bernard Arnault's position. He is the CEO of Louis Vuitton also known as LVMH or Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the largest luxury brands in the world. As the CEO of the upscale conglomerate LVMH since 1989, this is how Bernard Arnault spends a typical day. He gets up at 6:30 a. m. to start his day early in his expansive mansion from the 17th century located outside of Paris. He also spent an hour reading the news, texting his family members and brand managers. After a light breakfast, he listens to classical music to set his mood for the day and then he begins work at his Avenue Montaigne office in Paris by 8:00 am and plans to stay there until 9:00 pm with only brief breaks. While he leaves most day-to-day management to his executives, Arnault closely monitors each brands performance at work. He meets with creative directors, reviews sales reports and studies the newest fashion trends. In his brief pauses he relaxes by playing the piano. Arnault believes in keeping a visible presence and personally inspecting every detail of his luxury brands so he stops by LVMH retail stores on Saturdays to check in with staff and customers.

From 1984 when he used his personal wealth to acquire the struggling company Boussac Saint-Frères, Arnault made a series of astute investments that would eventually build his vast empire. This purchase added Christian Dior, a fashion house to his collection and paved the way for the founding of his luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton.

Throughout the late 1980s he was accumulating shares of LVMH and in the end, he removed the chairman and took over as CEO. Prestigious Brands like GivenchyCeline and Fendi were acquired by LVMH under Arnault’s hands. With over 75 brands under its control the company includes luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer, the iconic cosmetics retailer Sephora and champagne producer Dom Pérignon. In 2021 LVMH made over $55 billion in revenue solidifying its position as the largest luxury brands company in the world. One of the company's most recent acquisitions was the iconic jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. which it purchased for $15. 8 billion.

Arnault's five children are all closely involved in managing the LVMH brands so even though work takes up most of his days his family is never far from his mind. His son Antoine runs Berluti and Loro Piana, his daughter Delphine is in charge of the flagship Louis Vuitton and his youngest son Jean works for LV in the watch department. Arnault relishes spending weekends away from their opulent vacation house in Saint-Tropez with his spouse taking family yacht cruises. Another pastime of his is sailing on his opulent 135 million euro vessel Symphony.

Arnault is also proud of his elite collection of contemporary art which is adorned with pieces by Picasso, Warhol Basquiat and other luminaries. His closet is bursting at the seams with accessories and clothing from Dior and Louis Vuitton. While Arnault always has the best of everything, he also enjoys small things in life. For example, listening to his wife play the piano in the afternoon can brighten his day just as much as the most expensive sports vehicle he owns. The billionaire is still going strong at the age of 73 with a packed schedule of events and meetings that would tire out a person half his age. Arnault could easily retire at any time but it appears that the excitement of the chase—finding new markets and seizing chances to expand his unmatched empire of luxury—is his greatest luxury.

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