Francois Pinault is the billionaire owner of PPR, a French retail company that sells luxury goods. His business empire also includes Christie’s, the famous auction house. Francois Pinault is also one of the top art collectors of the world, and has an art collection that is estimated at more than $1.4 billion.
This rich tycoon’s huge art collection mostly comprises Modern Art paintings and artwork. The high value of his art collection has led to Francois Pinault being ranked as one of the most powerful persons in the modern art world.
Francois Pinault with one of his modern art statues
Francois Pinault is also the owner of two stylish art museums, where he displays his massive collection of expensive artwork. These museums are the Palazzo Grassi Museum and the Punta Della Dogana Museum.
In fact, Francois Pinault’s art collection consists of around 2000 notable art pieces, including numerous modern art paintings. Some renowned modern artists whose paintings feature in his museums are Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst and Takshi Murakami.
Other Famous Art Collectors:
- Sheikha Al-Mayassa
- Carlos Slim Helu
- Dmitry Marvommatis
- Philip Niarchos
- Ronald S.Lauder
- Pierre Chen
- Eli and Edythe Broad
- Steven A.Cohen
- Leon Black