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French billionaire pledges 100 mn euros towards rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral

AFP
Published Apr 16, 2019, 10:00 am IST
Updated Apr 16, 2019, 10:00 am IST
Pinault said money towards 'effort necessary to completely rebuild Notre-Dame' would be paid by family's investment firm Artemis.
Francois-Henri Pinault is the CEO of the Kering group, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. (Photo: AFP)
 Francois-Henri Pinault is the CEO of the Kering group, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. (Photo: AFP)

Paris: French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault pledged 100 million euros (USD 113 million) on Monday towards the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was partly gutted by a devastating fire.

In a statement sent to AFP the CEO of the Kering group, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent fashion houses, said the money towards "the effort necessary to completely rebuild Notre-Dame" would be paid by the Pinault family's investment firm Artemis.

 

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Location: France, Île-de-France




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