Vincent Bollore is a businessman, corporate raider and a French Industrialist. Vincent Bollore was born on April 1, 1952 in Boulogne-Billancourt. He is at present working as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Bollore, an investment group. He was a friend of Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President. He is one of the reputed corporate raiders in France. He took over the family owned business group – Bollore, engaged in the business of paper production, African trade and maritime freight.
He amassed wealth through large stakes in companies including Bouygues (the building/ construction group) listed in France. His investment group was the largest shareholder in Havas, an advertisement group, in the year 2004. He became a CEO at Havas by replacing Alain de Pouzilhac on July 12, 2005. He unveiled a Direct 8 TV station to expand media interests in 2005. He acquired a stake of 29% in Aegis, a media planning & buying conglomerate based in the U.K. Bollore unveiled a free newspaper – Direct Soir in the mid 2006. He acquired a stake in Pininfarina, an Italy based car manufacturer. He was director at Financiere Moncey SA in the year 2011. Vincent studied at Lycée Janson de Sailly and later obtained LLM from the Université Paris X Nanterre. He initially joined as a trainee at an investment bank – Edmond de Rothschild.
Vincent Bollore’s Parents
Vincent Bollore’s father was Michel Ballore and mother, Monique Follot.
Vincent Bollore’s Spouse(s) – Sophie Fossorier, Anaïs Jeanneret
Vincent Bollore married Sophie Fossorier and had four children.
Anaïs Jeanneret was a French Writer. She was born on May 11, 1967. She worked in a modeling agency for 15 years. Her film debut was in the year 1978. She played a role of Viviane Thombsthay in the film – Peril in Delay that got her fame. She stopped acting in 1997 to devote her full time to the family. She had a relationship with Jean Drucker after a brief love with Gerard Darmon. She had a boy in her marriage with Jean Drucker in the year 1997. After his death, she got married to Vincent Bollore. They are living in Villa Montmorency.
Vincent Bollore’s Siblings
Vincent Bollore’s sibling is Michel-Yves Bolloré.
Vincent Bollore’s Children
Vincent Bollore had four children – Cyrille Bollore, Yannick Bollore, Sebastien Bollore and Marie Bollore in his first marriage
Vincent Bollore has a net worth of US$7.3 billion.