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Margarita Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus was born on the 1st July 1962, as Margarita Bogdanova, in Leningrad, USSR, of Russian and Swiss descent. She is best known for being the Chairwoman of Louis-Dreyfus, a French global conglomerate company, and the owner of the football team named Olympique de Marseille. She has been active in the industry business since 2009.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Margarita Louis-Dreyfus as of late 2015? According to sources, it has been estimated that Margarita’s overall net worth is almost $9 billion. Obviously, all her wealth has being accumulated thanks to the family businesses left to her by her husband, and the advances she has made since.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth $8.8 Million
Margarita grew up in Soviet Union, living with her grandfather since she was seven years old, as her parents tragically died in a train wreck. Regarding her education, Margarita attended the Moscow State University, from which she acquired a law degree. She then continued her education, as she enrolled the Leningrad Institute of Soviet Trade, from which she graduated with a degree in economics. In 1988, she met her future husband, Robert Louis-Dreyfus, and after four years of dating, she married to him in 1992. Robert was very successful and he established the Louis-Dreyfus company which is involved in agriculture, metal, oil, energy and commodities, as well as international shipping.
However, her husband died in 2009, after a long and difficult battle with leukemia, and after his death, Margarita took over the family empire. From 2012, Margarita became a major factor in the company, selling the energy trading business of the company, and also she has made changes in the company`s structure, replacing ruling managers with her own staff.
Under her management, the revenues of the company have increased over time, and so has Margarita`s overall net worth.
She is now on a quest to increase her stake in the ownership of Louis-Dreyfus, as she currently owns 66% of the shares, but she expects that she will buy off another 14% of shares from other family members. Nowadays, the Louis-Dreyfus Group has its companies throughout whole world, including cities like London, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and New York among many others. The company`s yearly revenues are reported to be more than $130 billion, making it the main source of Margarita`s net worth.
Another source of her net worth is the football club from the French football league, Olympique de Marseille; it was reported that the team`s revenue in 2012 year was $135.7 million. She was a co-owner of the team alongside Saudi Prince Alwaleed, but she bought out his shares in 2014, and became the single owner of the club.
Overall, Margarita has come a long way, from her tough childhood in Russia, to becoming one of the owners of the Louis-Dreyfus Group company; for her success, Margarita has earned the nickname “Tsarina”, which is the Russian word for “Queen”.
Margarita and Robert had three children, before he died; according to recent reports, she has put her two sons, Kyril and Mauric, in boarding school in Singapore, as she wants them to explore the world from early childhood and learn about new cultures, and her eldest son, Eric, worked for a short time as an intern in a competing company, called Glencore. In early 2016, she announced that she is pregnant with twins, presumably to partner Phillipp Hildebrand. Margarita currently resides in Zurich, and is a citizen of Switzerland.