Salma Hayek's Millionaire Husband Promises Staggering $113 Million To Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral


April 16, 2019 13:56 By Fabiosa

A terrible blaze engulfed the iconic cathedral of Notre-Dame on Monday. One of Paris’ most recognizable sights lit up the city’s sky to the horror of tourists and locals.


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Luckily, the main structure survived the fire. However, the 850-year-old Gothic spire and roof have collapsed. Some of the building’s parts will have to go through a major reconstruction which will cost a lot of money.


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But have no fear. It’s been reported that someone offered a handsome sum to help rebuild the cathedral.

A generous helping hand

It’s believed that Salma Hayek‘s millionaire husband François-Henri Pinault has promised $113 million (€100 million) to rebuild Notre-Dame.


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Pinault revealed the news in the French newspaper Le Figaro, where he stated:

My father (François 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.

This will be the first major donation to help reconstruct the famous sight. François-Henri is the current CEO of Kering, which owns a number of high-end brands, including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and many more.


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There’s no doubt that Hayek supported her husband’s decision. She posted a photo of the burning Notre-Dame on her social media account with a caption:

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 !


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People reacted to Pinault’s gesture on social media

The public fundraising has already been announced and we are certain that there will be more generous donations to come.