Jean-Claude Decaux & family

About Jean-Claude Decaux & family

Birth Day: September 15, 1937
Birth Place: France
Died On: 27 May 2016 (2016-05-28) (aged 78)
Birth Sign: Libra
Residence: Paris, France
Occupation: Founder and CEO, JCDecaux
Children: 3

Jean-Claude Decaux & family Net Worth

Jean-Claude Decaux & family was bornon September 15, 1937 in France. Outdoor advertising pioneer Jean-Claude Decaux died in May 2016 at age 78. He was worth $7 billion at the time. Decaux founded his outdoor advertising firm in 1964. It was the first company to set up automatic public toilets in Paris where it splashed its ads. He ran the company for decades but stepped down as CEO in 2000, handing control to sons Jean-Francois and Jean-Charles. In 2014 the company won a Guinness World Record for creating the world's largest outdoor advertising billboard at Riyadh's King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia. At the time of his death, JCDecaux was the world's largest outdoor advertising firm, selling ad space on some 140,000 bus stops, 145 airports, and train and subway stations around the world.
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💰 Net worth: $6.5 Billion

2010 $4.6 Billion
2011 $6 Billion
2012 $4.9 Billion
2013 $5.2 Billion
2014 $7.7 Billion
2015 $6.7 Billion
2016 $6.5 Billion
2018 $6.5 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1963

At the age of 18, inspired by an argument with his Father over the family shoe store's window display, Jean-Claude started a Business creating billboards along French roadways. In 1963, legislation in France placed restrictions on billboard use which forced Decaux out of Business. He founded JCDecaux in 1964. He made a deal with the city of Lyons, proposing that he would build bus shelters and keep them clean in exchange for advertising space there. The company quickly expanded to other cities.

1980

In 1980, Decaux personally designed the Sanisette public toilet, a self-cleaning public toilet, as a replacement for the pissoirs of Paris.

2015

In January 2015, according to Forbes, he had a net worth of $6.2 billion.