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Salma Hayek’s husband to donate $100 million to help rebuild Notre Dame de Paris

Along other organisations
By Helena Saadeh
April 16, 2019

In a terrible disaster, a huge fire ripped through Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on April 15th at around 7PM. The cathedral, Head of the Catholic church in France, is a monument of Gothic architecture over 850 years old and the most visited site in the country. 400 firefighters battled throughout the evening as the fire, which appeared to have started on the under-renovation rooftop, engulfed the cathedral, leaving only the frame and the bell towers. French president Emmanuel Macron spoke from the scene, pledging to rebuild the cathedral, a jewel of French culture. Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek’s husband has since stated the Pinault family will offer 100 million Euros to help rebuild the cathedral. The money will come from Artemis, the family’s investment arm.This morning, LVMH, headed by the Arnault family announced it would gift 200 million Euros to help rebuild the French monument as well as offer its creative teams, architectural and financial talents to aid in the rebuild along with collecting funds. LVMH owns some 70 luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Fendi.