BILLION IN 2021 | # 26: Charles Edelstenne – Money

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Charles Edelstenne

France position: # 26

World position: # 1001 (rank 2020)

Born in 1938 • Chairman of the Board of Directors of DASSAULT

€ 2.7bn / $ 3.3bn

Chartered accountant by training, Charles Edelstenne has spent his entire career within of the Dassault Group. He notably co-founded Dassault Systèmes, the nugget of the group that develops 3D software. Charles Edelstenne himself invested 6% in the project. Result: his fortune is now close to 2 billion euros. Confident man of the Dassault Group, he replaced in 2000 Serge

Dassault , reached by the age limit, at the head of Dassault Aviation. Chairman of the French Aeronautical and Space Industries Group (GIFAS) between 2000 and 2009, it continues to extend its influence in the arcana of French capitalism. He is now a member of the Board of Directors of Carrefour. The accidental death of Olivier Dassault should not have an impact on the succession of Charles Edelstenne scheduled for two years, and which he is responsible for taking care of by consulting a committee of wise men.

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