French billionaire Pinault, Arnault promised 300 million euros ($339 million) for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral, reports Vloomberg
To the company to raise funds for the restoration of the 850-year old Gothic monument fire victim, called on the President Emmanuel macron.
François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering SA’s Gucci and his father, Francois Pinault, will donate 100 million euros from its investment company Artemis, said the family.
Their main competitor, family Arno in a few minutes responded with a promise of 200 million euros and the architectural and design resources of its conglomerate LVMH.
According to the Bloomberg billionaires index, 82-year-old Pinot is the 23rd person in the world-largest fortune, estimated at $37.3 billion Bernard Arnault, the main shareholder of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, ranked third in the world with a fortune of $90.4 bln
Donations Pinault and Arnault, caused a wave of corporate and individual donations.
SE Capgemini, technology consultant, has promised 1 million euros. Construction company Vinci SA, the Duval family, which owns the developer Groupe Duval, and BNP Paribas SA also said they’ll donate for restoration work.
“Vinci invited all construction companies in France to unite efforts to restore Notre Dame in the framework of industry-wide sponsorship of the project.
The regional government of Ile-de-France will allocate 10 million euros for emergency relief Archdiocese for the initial restoration work.
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo is considering convening in the coming weeks the conference of international donors to raise funds necessary for reconstruction work, she said Tuesday on Twitter.
People wishing to make a donation can do so through a nonprofit Foundation Patrimoine.
The fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, which began the evening of April 15, eliminated the morning of April 16. It lasted 10 hours, obrushilas roof with a spire and clock.
Remained intact stained glass Windows of the 12th and 13th centuries. Fire does not hurt the body, but he caused damage to the water jets.
Managed to save such relics as the crown of Thorns of Christ, the tunic of St. Louis.
Experts continue the evacuation of art and religious values.