Antoine Armaulteldest son and heir to the richest man in France, Bernard Arnaultwho is estimated to have a fortune of more than 167,000 million dollars, suffers with his wife, the Russian model and actress Natalia Vodianovabecause his family is in Russia, he is of Ukrainian descent and his solidarity projects centered on the country of Putin they are absolutely stopped. Arnault works with his four brothers in the luxury multinational LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), which was the first of the firms of French origin to close its business in Russia when the war broke out.
Antoine has shown his and his wife’s concern about how the war affects them: “Of course my wife suffers. Her mother and sister are still in Russia and she also has family in Ukraine,” the French businessman clarified in an interview with Magazine Hola.
The attractive heir explains that the situation of the supermodel and actress due to the Russian invasion is complicated, and for this reason he keeps a low profile when speaking publicly: “She is caught between so many fires that everything she could say could be misinterpreted, so he chose to demonstrate as little as possible.”
The eldest of the Arnaults also proudly refers to the humanitarian work of his wife, known in the world of top models as Supernova, who, after the Beslan school massacre in 2005, decided to found the Naked Heart Foundation, an organization that helps children with disabilities in Russia (Natalia had a younger sister with cerebral palsy) and that she presides over.
The actress of Wrath of the Titans She is very worried about the situation of the charity in Russia, and her husband about her: “It is difficult for her because it is her life project. I see her sad and wondering how it could have happened and when it will stop.”
Natalia’s sadness is caused by the difficulties in getting help to the Russian children who need it, as her husband explains: “Currently it is difficult to keep up with their commitments to them, when they probably need it more than ever. Resources are dwindling ending and I see it as resilient, looking for solutions. It is not easy nowadays to raise funds for a foundation that operates in Russia, because nobody wants to get involved from near or far with what is happening there. This is understandable.”
Rich heir and supermodel from poor background
Antoine Arnault’s wife is Russia’s most famous supermodel, who rose from a poverty-stricken childhood to a life of wealth and luxury on the catwalks after moving to Paris at the age of 17. Vodiánova has worked with many super-luxury firms, among them, of course, her father-in-law’s, her brothers-in-law and her husband; LVMH.
Natalia has three children from her previous marriage to the British aristocrat Justin Portman and after the divorce in 2011 she began dating Arnault, with whom she has her fourth child, Maximeight years old and the fifth, Roman, six years old. Antoine talks about how his relationship with his children is similar to the one he had with his billionaire father, Bernard, who always cared about him and studied him.
“I remember my father coming home from the office at six in the evening to do homework with me,” explains the businessman and adds: “I try, as my father did with me, to spend time with my children, to be a good father They are still very young, so for now I limit myself to reciting some poems and other simple activities”.