Collector

François Pinault

François Pinault

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Who is he? The founder of luxury conglomerate PPR, which owns Gucci and a ton of other brands. His estimated net worth is $11.5 billion.

What’s in his collection? Pinault is the owner of Christie’s and an avid collector: his works are displayed in two museums in Venice and he reportedly owns some 2,000 pieces, many acquired directly from artists such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, according to Slate.

He also displays works at his Paris home and will probably use the wall space in his new $32 million London townhouse to showcase additional art.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-art-collectors-2011-12?op=1#ixzz1tQN1T837

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