Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has amassed a princely fortune of around $36.1 billion (as of 2016), which makes him one of wealthiest of the ultra wealthy on our list. He has frequently turned to artists for help designing new products for his high-end brands, asking the likes of Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami to make highly coveted handbags for Louis Vuitton, and Jeff Koons to create a special edition Dom Perignon package. In 2014 his Fondation Louis Vuitton inaugurated a $135 million Frank Gehry-designed museum in Paris’s Bois de Boulogne that is rich with postwar and contemporary art. Artist Sarah Morris created a film about the Frank Gehry building.
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