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April 16, 2019

Billionaire Pledges $113 Million to Rebuild Notre Dame

That's a big bill in the collection plate.

François-Henri Pinault -- chairman and CEO of Kering, the French-based luxury group behind Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and other world-renowned brands--has pledged over $110 million towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral.

Pinault, who is married to actress Salma Hayek, said in a statement that he plans to pay through his family’s investment firm, Artemis, for any work that needs to be done following Monday’s catastrophic fire, according to AFP.

There is some good news: apparently the cathedral is still in decent shape structurally -- and part of its altar, and one of its most beautiful stained glass windows, survived.



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