Olivier Dassault poses as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on June 19, 2019.
Conservative billionaire politician Olivier Dassault became once killed on Sunday in a helicopter atomize, French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged on Twitter.
Dassault, 69, became once the eldest son of French billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault, whose community builds the Rafale battle planes and owns Le Figaro newspaper.
“Olivier Dassault loved France. Captain of alternate, lawmaker, native elected legitimate, reserve commander in the air power: all the device in which by his lifestyles, he by no system ceased to abet our country, to price its resources. His surprising loss of life is a colossal loss. Thoughts on his family and family,” Macron acknowledged on Twitter.
The non-public helicopter crashed on Sunday afternoon in Normandy, where he has a vacation home, in accordance to a police source.
A lawmaker for the conservative Les Republicains celebration since 2002, Dassault became once regarded because the 361st richest man in the arena alongside his two brothers and sister, in accordance to the 2020 Forbes prosperous checklist.
He stepped down from his role on the board of Dassault attributable to his political role to steer clear of any battle of interest.
Olivier, considered because the favourite of founder Marcel, became once once regarded as favoured to prevail Serge at the head of the family maintaining, nonetheless that role went to aged Dassault Aviation CEO Charles Edelstenne.
“Nice disappointment at the guidelines of the surprising disappearance of Olivier Dassault,” Valerie Pecresse, a conservative politician who is president of the Paris put, acknowledged on Twitter.
“A businessman, nonetheless furthermore a critical photographer, he had a ardour for politics in his blood, rooted in his division of Oise. My heat thoughts to his family.”