Margarita Louis-Dreyfus (née Bogdanova; born 1 July 1962) is a Russian-born Swiss billionaire businesswoman, chairperson of Louis Dreyfus.
Born Margarita Olegovna Bogdanova (Russian: Маргарита Олеговна Богданова) in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), she was raised by her grandfather, an electrical engineer, and studied law in Moscow and economics in Leningrad.
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- Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is the majority owner of agricultural commodities giant Louis-Dreyfus Holding.
- Her husband Robert Louis-Dreyfus died of leukemia in 2009, leaving her a 69.6% stake in the now 167-year-old business.
- She recently secured financing to buy out the remaining family stakes in the company, worth about $900 million.
- Following this announcement, Louis-Dreyfus has hinted that she’s open to bringing in outside investors for the first time in the company’s history.
- In 2016, she sold French soccer team Olympique Marseille to former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, but held onto a 5% stake.