Salma Hayek’s Husband Francois-Henri Pinault To Donate $113 Million To Rebuild Notre Dame, Won’t Take Tax Credit

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 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

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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Hayek reacted to the cathedral’s destruction on Instagram:

Following the announcement of the donation, Hayek shared her pride in her husband’s generous donation.

“Today more than ever I feel proud to be part of the Pinault family,” she wrote in an Instagram post, adding that he won’t be claiming any tax credits from his contribution.

“Not only for their personal and heart felt participation in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris but also because their contribution wont be claiming any tax deductions from the government,” she wrote. “My husband and father in law are two generous french citizens, who sincerely understand the importance of this spiritual, cultural and historical treasure from Paris to the world.”

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Today more than ever I feel proud to be part of the Pinault family. Not only for their personal and heart felt participation in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris but also because their contribution wont be claiming any tax deductions from the government. My husband and father in law are two generous french citizens, who sincerely understand the importance of this spiritual, cultural and historical treasure from Paris to the world. Plus que jamais, je suis très fière aujourd’hui de faire partie de la famille Pinault. Non seulement pour leur contribution à la reconstruction de Notre-Dame de Paris, mais aussi parce qu’ils le feront sans aucun avantage fiscal ! Mon mari et mon Beau-père sont deux citoyens français généreux qui comprennent profondément l’importance de ce trésor spirituel, culturel et historique que Paris et la France ont offert au monde entier !

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Hayek and Pinault began dating in March 2007 before tying the knot in February 2009 in Paris. They share one child, an 11-year-old daughter named Valentina Paloma.

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