Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière

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Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière.jpg
BornNovember 6, 1940 (1940-11-06) (age 80)
Nice, France
Alma materÉcole nationale d'administration
Net worthUS$3,5 billion (Forbes 2017)[1]

Marc Eugène Charles Ladreit de Lacharrière (born November 6, 1940) is the CEO of FIMALAC (a.k.a. Financière Marc de Lacharrière), once majority owner of Fitch Group which now retains only 20% of it since the divestment to Hearst Corporation in March 2015.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion.[1]

Early life[edit]

Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière was born on November 6, 1940 in Nice.[2][3][6][8] From 1968 to 1970, he attended the École nationale d'administration.[2][3][6][9][10]


In 1961, he started a teen magazine and sold it off a few years later.[2][3] He then worked for Suez, Masson, and Valeurs Actuelles.[2][3][6] He worked for L'Oréal for fifteen years, and was its CEO for a while.[2][3][4] He served as the Chairman of Duff & Phelps.[5] He is a member of the Board of Directors of Renault, L'Oréal, Gilbert Coullier Productions, Cassina, and Canal Plus.[2][3][5][9][10] He is Honorary Chairman of the Comité national des conseillers du commerce extérieur de la France (French National Committee of Foreign Trade Advisors), and a member of the Consultative Committee of Banque de France.[9] He is a former member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[11]

In 2018, he is found guilty and fined for French criminal case law.[12]


He sits on the Board of the American Friends of the Louvre.[2][3][4][6] He helped renovate the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris.[2][3][6] He is a former Vice-Chairman of Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion (FACE), which he co-founded with Martine Aubry.[5][6] He is also a member of the Fondation Culture et Diversité, Conseil artistique des musées nationaux, Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, Fondation nationale des sciences politiques, Musée des arts décoratifs, the Société des Amis du Musée du quai Branly.[5][6][9][13] In 2006, he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts.[4][8] In August 2010, he was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UNESCO.[3][7] He is the President of the Revue des deux Mondes.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is divorced, with four children and has one sister, Jacqueline Hacker - de Lacharriere, married to Swiss Industrial Tycoon Manfred Hacker. She is the first women playing polo on snow and has founded the La Martina brand. .[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The World's Billionaires (2016 ranking): #722 Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere". Forbes. March 1, 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Forbes 2007 profile
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Forbes 2010 profile
  4. ^ a b c d e Human Rights Watch biography
  5. ^ a b c d e BusinessWeek profile
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Lacharrière : «Finance et culture sont complémentaires», in L'Express, 05/10/2007 [1]
  7. ^ a b UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador nomination
  8. ^ a b Académie des Beaux Arts biography
  9. ^ a b c d Renault board
  10. ^ a b Groupe Casino biography Archived 2011-08-02 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Former Steering Committee Members". Bilderberg Group. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  12. ^
  13. ^ UNESCO picture Archived 2012-02-02 at the Wayback Machine