Jean-Charles Naouri Net Worth

Jean-Charles Naouri is a French businessman and chairman and CEO of Casino, a French food retailer with $56 billion in sales in 2013 and 14,000 stores worldwide. He was born in Algeria in 1949 and his family returned to France in 1956. Naouri has a Ph.D. in math and studied economics at Harvard. He began his career as a finance auditor at the French Treasury and later became a managing partner at Rothschild & Cie Banque. He also founded his own investment fund, Euris, which became the controlling shareholder in retailer Rallye in 1991 and in Casino in 1998. Naouri is also a director of Fimalac, a holding company with interests in financial services, luxury hotels and entertainment. In 2013, he was appointed France's special representative for economic relations with Brazil.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Day March 08, 1949
Birth Place France
Birth Sign Aries
Education École Normale Supérieure Harvard University ÉNA
Occupation Businessman
Children Gabriel Naouri
Relatives Jean-Yves Naouri (brother)

💰 Net worth: $1.2 Billion (2024)

Jean-Charles Naouri, a prominent figure in the fashion and retail industry in France, is estimated to have a net worth of $1.2 billion by 2024. As the chief executive officer of the Casino Group, he has played a vital role in the expansion and success of the company, which operates various supermarket chains and convenience stores. Naouri's business acumen and strategic decision-making have contributed to his significant wealth, making him one of the wealthiest individuals in his field. With his continued dedication and expertise, Naouri is expected to maintain his influential position in the fashion and retail world in the years to come.



Naouri received his baccalaureat degree at only 15 years old. He then studied in classes préparatoires at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand before entering the École Normale Supérieure in 1967. He also attended Harvard University, before returning in France and completing a PhD in Mathematics in only one year. He is also an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1974-1976).


After graduating from ENA in 1976, Jean-Charles Naouri joined the Inspection générale des finances (France), the auditing and supervisory body of the French Administration. From 1982 to 1986, he served as chief of staff for Pierre Bérégovoy, both at the Ministry of Social Affairs and National Solidarity and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget. During this period, he was the Architect of the reforms implemented in the French financial markets, which included the creation of the MATIF futures and MONEP options markets and the introduction of certificates of deposit and commercial paper. In particular, he helped drive the financial market liberalization with measures to ease currency controls and eliminate credit restrictions.


In 1987, Jean-Charles Naouri left government Service and joined Rothschild & Cie Banque as Managing Partner. Around the same time, he established his own investment fund, Euris, which acquired minority equity Investments in industrial companies, while rapidly increasing its investment capabilities.


In the early 1990s, Jean-Charles Naouri shifted his investment strategy from opportunistic to acquiring strategic stakes. As part of this new strategy, in 1991 he acquired the Brittany-based retailer Rallye, which at the time was facing serious cash flow issues/challenges. Convinced of the Future potential for Retailing and the benefits of combining the two companies, in 1992 he engineered a merger of Rallye with Groupe Casino, thereby becoming Groupe Casino’s largest shareholder.


In 1997, a hostile takeover bid for Groupe Casino by rival retailer Promodès was thwarted by the successful counter offer from Jean-Charles Naouri, the Guichard family and Casino management, thereby maintaining the Group’s independence.


In addition to his Business activities, Jean-Charles Naouri is also the founder of the Euris Foundation, which he created in 2000. Each year, the Foundation grants 40 scholarships to promising high school graduates from impoverished neighbourhoods in France.


In March 2005, Jean-Charles Naouri became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Casino Group, leading a substantial transformation of the retailer’s profile by disposing of underperforming Business segments in Poland, the United States, Taiwan and the Netherlands and strengthening the Group’s presence in fast-growing markets. This made Casino the leading food retailer in South America (especially Brazil and Colombia), the Indian Ocean and Vietnam and the second largest in Thailand.


He is also Vice Chairman of the Groupe Casino corporate foundation, which he founded in 2009 to improve access to culture and knowledge for children who are disadvantaged or suffering from illness. In addition, he is Honorary Chairman and Trustee of Ecole Normale Supérieure’s Institut d’Expertise et de Prospective, which is responsible for developing ties between the school and the corporate world.


In 2012, Groupe Casino acquired a controlling interest in Brazilian retailer Pão de Açúcar, the country's largest private-sector employer. The Group also purchased the 50% of French retailer Monoprix, which it did not already own, becoming the sole shareholder.


In June 2013, Jean-Charles Naouri was appointed by France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be a special representative for Economic relations with Brazil.


In 2014, Jean-Charles Naouri was ranked by the economical magazine Challenges as the 53rd largest fortune in France, with 1.2 billion euros.


In France, Jean-Charles Naouri has refocused French operations in the convenience format segment, Groupe Casino’s core Business, and also positioned Casino in the discount segment by developing the Leader Price chain and the Cdiscount e-commerce website acquired in 2000.