Emmanuel Macron's praise for Bernard Arnault during an evening at the piano at the Elysée

The boss of the French luxury giant LVHM received the grand cross of the Legion of Honor at the Elysée this Wednesday, in the presence of several ministers and American stars.

Emmanuel Macron's praise for Bernard Arnault during an evening at the piano at the Elysée

The boss of the French luxury giant LVHM received the grand cross of the Legion of Honor at the Elysée this Wednesday, in the presence of several ministers and American stars.

Quite an evening at the Elysée. This Wednesday, March 13, 2024, the Elysée Palace was the scene of the presentation of the grand cross of the Legion of Honor to Bernard Arnault, CEO of the LVMH group and the richest man in the world, by the president of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. This is the highest dignity of the Legion of Honor.

To the tunes of Chopin performed by the extraordinary Chinese pianist Lang Lang, the Head of State praised Bernard Arnault's abilities to "see and build far", "tame the ups and downs of the short term" to "sell a form of eternal French" according to information from Politico. Before receiving this distinction, Bernard Arnault, who is also the owner of the daily newspapers Le Parisien and Les Échos and a minority shareholder of Lagardère, was promoted to grand officer in 2011. And he was not the only billionaire present in the Salle des fête du Palais this Wednesday evening.

Indeed, Tesla boss Elon Musk was there. He was even able to speak face to face with Emmanuel Macron. A conversation focused on "attractiveness and investments", before returning to London in the evening. Billionaires Rodolphe Saadé and Vincent Bolloré as well as ministers Gérald Darmanin (Interior), Bruno Le Maire (Economy) and Rachida Dati (Culture) were also invited, as were Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, or Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris.

Some famous stars and artists were also able to enjoy the “truffled gougères” slides Politico. The queen of pop Beyoncé, her husband the rapper Jay-Z and the sculptor and visual artist Jeff Koons were also present in Paris. Rania al-Yassin, Queen of Jordan and the former President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy were also seen.

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