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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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Notre-Dame fire in Paris: what we know so far A fire that spread from the attic of Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday has caused its spire to crash to the ground, and devastated Paris's historical monument. It spread from the attic, and quickly across a large part of the roof. The flames devoured the roof's wooden frame, which is more than 100 metres in length and nicknamed "the forest". An investigation was opened for accidental destruction by fire, Paris prosecutors said. Investigators were focussed on whether the fire spread from the site of ongoing reconstruction work on the roof of the cathedral, a source close to the investigation said.

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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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.

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Trudeau offers Canadian lumber, steel to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.
PARIS — Canada is offering homegrown softwood lumber and steel to help with the reconstruction of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral, which was partially destroyed by fire in mid-April. In a letter sent to French President Emmanuel Macron this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was proud to support France in the reconstruction of the iconic monument. The Canadian Steel Producers Association and the Forest Products Association of Canada have already indicated their support for the Canadian government initiative.

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