Alain Wertheimer

Rank 35

Alain Wertheimer

38B

Chanel

New York, New York

France

  • Alain and Gerard breed and race thoroughbreds. Their horses have won races at the French Derby and the Breeders' Cup Turf in the U.S.
  • Alain and his brother own vineyards in France and Napa Valley, California.
  • Alain Wertheimer is the chairman of Chanel, the French luxury brand.
  • He owns the company with this brother Gerard, who oversees the watch division.
  • His grandfather Pierre Wertheimer founded it with Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, the company's namesake.
  • Karl Lagerfeld, the public face of Chanel, died in February 2019 at the age of 85. He had been the company's creative director for over 35 years.