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France’s richest man moves to Belgium and takes multi-billion pound fortune with him ‘to avoid new socialist super-tax’

Posted By yihan On January 25, 2013 @ 11:30 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Peter Allen
Daily Mail [1]
January 25, 2013

The richest man in France has officially transferred his multi-billion pound fortune out of his homeland to Belgium.

Bernard Arnault, head of luxury goods group LVMH, insists he has moved his assets for ‘family inheritance reasons’.

But others are convinced that the 63-year-old has joined other tycoons and celebrities in wanting to avoid taxes – including a 75 per cent top rate on income – introduced by Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Mr Arnault applied for a Belgian passport soon after the Socialists won elections last year.

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