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#508 $3.72B

Random fact: Name means woman from the Martinique island.


Cayard owns Charenton-le-Pont, France-based holding company Cofepp, owner of closely held spirit producer La Martiniquaise, which had revenue of $900 million euros ($995 million) in 2016. The drinks maker's brands include whisky Label 5, vodka Poliakov and Porto Cruz, the world's most popular port brand, all of which sell more than a million cases a year.

As of May 22, 2017:
Last change +$97.4M (+2.7%)
YTD change +$1.16B (+45.3%)
Industry Food & Beverage
Biggest asset La Martiniquaise
Citizenship France
Age 0
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Cayard's fortune is derived from his ownership of Compagnie Financiere Europeenne de Prises de Participation (Cofepp), the Charenton-le-Pont, France-based holding company that owns all of closely held spirit producer Martiniquaise that had revenue of $900 million euros ($995 million) in 2016, according to the company's website.

It's valued using 2016 revenue and its last known net profit margin for 2013, and the average enterprise value-to-sales and price-to-earnings multiples of three publicly traded peers: Pernod Ricard, Davide Campari-Milano and Remy Cointreau.

No response was received to messages sent to the press office of La Martiniquaise requesting comment on Cayard's net worth.


Family: Married, 1 child

The son of Jean Cayard, who founded La Martiniquaise as a rum importer and distributor in 1934, Jean-Pierre Cayard joined the company in 1970. He turned it into France's second largest spirits group, with three brands that sell over one million nine-litre cases each: port brand Porto Cruz, blended whisky Label 5 and Poliakov, France's top vodka.

Cayard controls Charenton-le-Pont, France-based holding company Cofepp, owner of closely held spirit producer Martiniquaise. It has 24 international production sites in countries including France, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Vietman and its products are sold in more than 110 countries.

The billionaire lives in Paris with his wife Edith and daughter Sylvia, who both work for the company.

  • 1934 Jean Cayard founds La Martiniquaise.
  • 1956 Starts selling Porto Cruz.
  • 1969 Label 5 Scotch whisky arrives on the market.
  • 2001 Cruz becomes world leader in Port.
  • 2012 Acquires Quartier Francais Spiritueux.