LVMH Group is a conglomerate of luxury goods producers and retailers. It is the most dominant player in the luxury goods industry. Revenues increased to almost $17 billion in 2005. The company has close to 55,000 employees all over the world (2004).

The strong man of the company is Bernard Arnault, who bought one fourth of the company in 1987, and then rose to the CEO spot in 1990. He is pretty much the man behind the company's extraordinary success the last few years, and at age 49, he is good for some $3+ billion.  LMVH even owns 20% of Gucci, one of the biggest rivals in the fashion industry with $1 billion in revenues (1999). 

Companies and brands include:

Clothing			Accessories and other
Christian Lacroix		TAG Heuer - Luxury watches
Kenzo		                Louis Vuitton - Luggage, accessories and leather
Donna Karan		        Zenith - Swiss timepieces
Givenchy			Ebel - Luxury watches
Christian Dior			Loewe - Leather bags, accessories, clothes, perfumes
Céline				Berluti - Italian shoes
Thomas Pink		        Omas - Distinguished pencils
			        Fred - Jewelery and watches
Parfums Christian Dior	
Parfums Givenchy		Wine and liquours
Kenzo Parfums			Moët & Chandon - Champagnes Dom Pérignon, Mercier and Ruinart
Guerlain			Hennessey - cognac
Hard Candy			Veuve Clicquot - Champagne
Make Up For Ever		Pommery - Champagne
Urban Decoy			Chateau d'Yquem - Arguably world's most prestigious wines
Benefit Cosmetics		Père Magloire - Calvados

Other cosmetics and fashion	
Bliss - Spas and cosmetics	Retail
Fresh - Cosmetics/accessories	DFG - Luxury retail stores
				Le Bon Marché - Luxury department stores
				Sephora - Departement stores
DI Group - Radio, magazines 	Auctions and antiques
	     and newspapers	L'Etude Tajan - third largest after Christie's and Sotheby's
				Phillips - antiques and jewelery

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