Bernard Tapie is an immensely successful businessman from France, a politician, TV host. He has also tried his hands in some acting. He had also served as the Minister of City Affairs when Pierre Beregovoy was the president of France. He is one of the most famous French politicians, and people worldwide are highly interested in learning about his personal and professional life. He claims that his military service gave him a chance to explore his potential and push it to the maximum limit. He was a car salesman in the beginning and then went into television sales. It helped him earn some money, and in the year 1967, he bought the store at which he was first employed as a salesman.
Bernard Tapie was born in Paris on 26 January 1943. He comes from a modest family as his father was a worker and his mother was a housewife. He spent his childhood in many struggles and removed them all; he joined the military. There is no more information available about his family, sibling, and childhood. He never revealed much about his early as all people know about is his successful business and the massive popularity and wealth he earned throughout his life.
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Bernard started his career by working as a salesman in a television store, and later, he became the store manager. His life changed after he began buying companies that have filed for bankruptcy, reviving them, taking them to the top, and then selling them at a good price. He has owned several bankrupted companies, but one of the most popular ones out of them is Adidas. He owned Adidas from the year 1990 to 1993. He also owns a sports team known as ‘La Vie Claire; which has won the Tour de France two times, 1985 and 1986. He also has a football club, Olympique De Marseille, which won the Champions League in 1993 and the French championship four times.
He was the president of the Olympique De Marseille football club between the years 1986 to 1994. The club won the championship four times during that time. In the year 1985, he bought the ‘Club Mediterranee,’ which was later renamed as ‘Phocea.’ It was the longest sailing ship at that time, and Bernard took over it with a new crew and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, creating a new world record.
In 1987, he got married to Dominique Mialet Damianos, and the couple has two children; Laurent and Sophie. He also has another marriage with Michele Layec and has two children with her, too named; Nathalie and Stephane. In the year 2017, Bernard’s wife was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Recently, in April 2021, burglars attacked him and his wife at their home. Later, his daughter Stephanie posted pictures of swollen faces of her stepmother and father on social media.
If we talk about the net worth of Bernard Tapie, it must be around $6 million.