Here are the most influential French people in the world according to the magazine’s photo credit: Instagram captures @omarsyofficial @ayanakamurao_fficiel @olivier_rousteing
Forbes magazine has unveiled the list of the 50 most influential French personalities in the world. Athletes, musicians, actors, but also researchers or entrepreneurs, discover the women and men who in 2021 shone beyond our borders.
Television and Internet
is the CEO of Brut, the leading social media media in Europe, whose videos garner over 2 billion views every month. 46 is also the age of
Pierre Antoine Capton
CEO of the production company Mediawan, whose turnover is approaching
. He recently partnered with Apple to launch Explore, a subscription video streaming platform dedicated to documentaries.
In the end,
distinguishes the blogger
34, aka @emiliebrunette (150,000 Instagram subscribers), raising awareness about breast cancer and raised
2.4 million euros
for the Gustave-Roussy Institute.
In the sport category, the judoka
world champion and double gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, he confronts the handball player
and the gymnast
Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos
. Without to forget
Marie-Amelie Le Fur
holder of 21 Olympic and world medals, including 7 gold, who will chair the Paris 2024 Paralympic Committee.
the basketball player
who signed for 4 years with the New York Knicks (contract amount:
66 million euros
), and the rugby player
Cinema and theater
Three French directors are honored:
winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for the audacious
Leone d’Oro at the Venice Film Festival, e
Oscar for the best documentary short film.
They are accompanied by the director of photography
Portrait of the girl on fire
Investigation into the state scandal
A story of love and desire
stand out in front of the camera.
Oscar for Best Non-Original Screenplay for
and the most performed living French author in the world.
science and medicine
There are two Frenchmen engaged in the fight against the pandemic:
CEO of Moderna, an esteemed company around
110 billion euros
, researcher, who studies messenger RNA. They are listed alongside
paleoclimatologist, who co-directed the IPCC report published in August 2021, e
medical director of the Gustave-Roussy Institute, the fifth best cancer hospital in the world according to the magazine
Entrepreneurs / Business Managers
sold Universal Music for almost
20 billion euros
, acquired Prisma Media, the magazine’s printing leader, and strengthened its stake in Jean-Luc Lagardère’s former empire. On his side,
founds the esteemed startup Sorare
3.7 billion euros
, specializing in NFT (blockchain-authenticated digital tokens) of footballer stamps. The company will open an office in New York and expand into other sports.
Another French success: Mirakl, founded in 2012 by
. The company, esteemed
3 billion euros
is the world leader in market software solutions for major brands.
Two women complete the ranking: the lawyer
, expert in international legal arbitration, who teaches at Harvard. And
partner of PAI Partners, where he directs the Food & Consumer division.
Fashion and luxury
greet the success of
CEO of Balenciaga, whose turnover was around
before the health crisis. Another success: that of
, 36 years of which 10 at Balmain, a turnover multiplied by seven and 34 shops against only one upon his arrival. Other influential figures include the shoemaker
29 years old, to whom her father entrusted the reins of the jewelry brand Tiffany (bought for almost
15 billion euros
in 2021), and
CEO of The Independents, specialist in events and digital marketing in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sectors.
whose fifth album went platinum in a month, e
4 million records sold are cited – a record for French rap
, the most listened to French-speaking artist in the world. The pianist
he can boast of having won the first prize as well as the gold medal of the Tchaikovsky competition, the first time for a French musician.
In the ranking of
who works for the Cheval Blanc group, Mory Sacko, winner of
crowned with a star four months after the opening of his MoSuke restaurant, e
, the first chef to be awarded 3 stars in the United States with her Atelier Crenn restaurant. She recently returned to the capital where she opened French Nola. Without forgetting the pastry chef
that delights the taste buds of Las Vegas residents.
Literature, dance and theater
received the prestigious Booker Prize (along with a check for
) for his novel
In the light all the blood is black
a novelty for a French writer.
, a literary agent, specializes in feminist authors such as Mona Chollet or Titiou Lecoq. The choreographer
he recently collaborated with the Paris Opera. As for the philosopher
now teaches at the prestigious Yale University.
arts and culture
Three curators surround the painter
and the plastic surgeon
Laurence des Cars
director of the Louvre,
stolen from the Palais de Tokyo by François Pinault to manage the Bourse de commerce, e
which collaborates in particular with the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
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