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EntertainmentSalma Hayek’s Husband Francois-Henri Pinault To Donate $113 Million To Rebuild Notre Dame

07:17  16 april  2019
07:17  16 april  2019 Source:   etcanada.com

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Billionaire tycoon François - Henri Pinault , husband of Hollywood actress Salma Hayek , has pledged €100 million to help rebuild Notre Dame . " Notre Dame is a symbol of our ability as human beings to unite for a higher purpose - to build breathtaking spaces for worship that no one person could have

Salma Hayek is a Mexican American film actress and producer and former model Salma Hayek married François Henri Pinault in 2009.

Salma Hayek’s Husband Francois-Henri Pinault To Donate $113 Million To Rebuild Notre Dame Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek. Photo by: Swan Gallet/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Francois-Henri Pinault is committing nine figures to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The husband of Salma Hayek is pledging $113 million to rebuild the iconic Paris church originally constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries. A massive fire broke out in the cathedral on Monday evening.

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“My father (Francois Pinault) and myself have decided to release a sum of €100 million from our Artemis funds (the family holding company) to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre-Dame," the 56-year-old entrepreneur said in a statement obtained by French newspaper Le Figaro.

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Salma Hayek brought her daughter Valentina to the exhibition opening for "Il Mondo Vi Appartiene" in Venice yesterday. Francois Henri - Pinault was also on hand for the International Art Biennale festivities, which continued into the night with an adults-only dinner that was also attended by Anna

Pinault is the current CEO of Kering, which owns luxury brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga. Pinault's father has an estimated net worth of $37.3 billion, per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index“.

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As many others I’m in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke. I love you Paris. Comme beaucoup d’autres, c’est avec effroi et tristesse que je regarde la beauté de Norte-Dame partir en fumée... Paris, je t’aime ! #notredame #paris A post shared by Salma Hayek Pinault (@salmahayek) on Apr 15, 2019 at 2:50pm PDT

Hayek reacted to the cathedral's destruction on Instagram. "I’m in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke," she wrote. "I love you Paris."

Hayek and Pinault began dating in March 2007 before tying the not in Feb. 2009 in Paris. They share one child, an 11-year-old daughter named Valentina Paloma.

Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal holds benefit concert for sister church in Paris.
Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. tonight to raise money for the reconstruction effort for its sister church — the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The historic cathedral, upon which the Montreal church's architecture is partly based, was ravaged by fire April 15. Many Quebecers watched in shock as footage aired live from Paris where Notre-Dame burned for several hours as firefighters worked to save what they could. Authorities are still investigating to determine the exact cause of the blaze. Pierre Grandmaison, the organist at Notre-Dame in Montreal, was especially touched by the news.

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