The magazine, which publishes an annual ranking of Switzerland’s top 300 fortunes, estimates Gerard Wertheimer’s net worth at 38-39 billion Swiss francs (almost the same in euro terms) amid a surge in luxury goods sales. sector last year.

In 2021, the haute couture house’s sales rose 27% from 2019, before the shock of the pandemic, to $15.6 billion, leading to a revaluation of the Chanel house, explains the Swiss magazine. Gerard Wertheimer, 72, who lives in the canton of Geneva, also heads cosmetics brand Bourgeois, swimwear brand Eres and even La Martinière.