Edouard Carmignac was born on September 05, 1947 in Paris, France, France. Edouard Carmignac wanted to be a rock star but settled for finance after receiving a BA in economics from the University of Paris and an MBA from Columbia University. In 1989 he founded Carmignac Gestion, now one of Europe's largest asset managers with more than $55 billion in assets under management. He owns 70% of the company. Employees and executives own the rest. His daughter Maxime, who works at the company, is the heir apparent. His son is a guitarist and another daughter, Lucrece, is an actress.
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