Forbes Rich List Includes Bernard Arnault, Giorgio Armani


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LVMH President Bernard Arnault has made the Forbes 2011 Rich List.

Fashion insiders will recognize a few familiar faces on Forbes's 2011 Rich List.

Though Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú took the top spot as the world's richest man, LVMH head Bernard Arnault isn't far behind. The 62-year-old Frenchman—who oversees luxury brands including Louis Vuitton and the recently acquired Bulgari—came in fourth on this year's list thanks to an estimated worth of $41 billion.

Zara founder Amancio Ortega and Walmart heiress Christy Walton also cracked the top 10, placing 7th ($31 billion) and 10th ($26.5 billion), respectively.

H&M chairman Stefan Persson (No. 13, $24.5 billion), controversial L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt (No. 15, $23.5 billion), PPR head François Pinault (No. 67, $11.5 billion), and Luxottica eyewear founder Leonardo Del Vecchio (No. 71, $11 billion) were listed among the world's 100 richest people.

Rounding out the top 200 names were Uniqlo owner Tadashi Yanai (No. 122, $7.6 billion), Topshop boss Sir Philip Green and his wife Cristina (No. 132, $7.2 billion), Selfridges chairman Galen Weston (No. 133, $7.1 billion), eBay founder/chairman Pierre Omidyar (No. 145, $6.7 billion), Mango's Isak Andic (No. 159, $6.1 billion), Alain and Gerard Wertheimer of Chanel (No. 162, $6 billion), and Estée Lauder's Leonard Lauder (tied at No. 162, $6 billion).

But perhaps the most notable names (to us) are those of Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. While Armani's $7 billion worth landed him the 136th spot, Lauren and his $5.8 billion fortune had him tied at No. 173.

And here we thought they were priceless ...

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