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Salma Hayek's Husband François-Henri Pinault Pledges Over $100 Million to Notre Dame Cathedral

Posted on 07 January, 2019 by Gaia
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Salma Hayek's Husband François-Henri Pinault Pledges Over 0 Million to Notre Dame Cathedral

François-Henri Pinault is doing what he can to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after the beloved landmark went up in flames on Monday.

The 56-year-old French billionaire and his father, François Pinault, have pledged to donate more than 0 million for the repairs of the cathedral. Pinault's 82-year-old father is worth an estimated .3 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

"My father 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," Pinault said in a statement to French newspaper Le Figaro.

Meanwhile, Pinault's wife, Salma Hayek, shared a photo on Instagram of the fire, and threw her support behind the city of Paris. 

"As many others I’m in deep shock and sadness to witness the beauty of Notre-Dame turn into smoke. I love you Paris," the 52-year-old actress captioned her post. 

Hayek and Pinault have a home in Paris and were married in the City of Light on Feb. 14, 2009, at the City Hall of the Sixth Arrondissement, which is less than a mile from the landmark.

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