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Bernard Arnault of Paris is the richest person in Europe, with a net worth of $41 billion. He’s the founder, CEO, and chairman of the world’s largest luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which owns upscale lines as Tag Heuer watches and Louis Vuitton accessories. He rose from the No. 7 spot last year to No. 4 this year as his fortune increased by $13.5 billion.