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Bernard Arnault Flies Below Twitter Radar After Private Jet Sale

  • LVMH CEO says he now rents plane after selling private jet
  • Twitter accounts have been tracking billionaires’ flights
Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault

Photographer: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s second-richest man has had enough of the Twitterverse tracking his every move in his private plane. 

Bernard Arnault’s luxury-goods company LVMH sold its private jet, he said Monday on Radio Classique. Accounts such as I Fly Bernard and Bernard’s Airplane had sprung up on Twitter to track the planes of French billionaires and to point out the pollution they cause. The subject became a hot topic in France over the summer, with some politicians proposing to ban or tax private jets.