Xavier Niel: French businessman and founder of Free
Chairman and CEO of the operator Free, Xavier Niel is a businessman who really emerged after launching his ISP project in 1999.
In 2011, with a capital then estimated at 3.7 billion dollars, Xavier Niel was ranked 8th on the list of the richest men in the country by Forbes magazine. Today, his fortune is estimated at around $ 5 billion.
Entrepreneur Xavier Niel invested in Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project in June 2019. According to the newspaper “Les Échos”, the businessman made this investment via the Telecom operator Iliad, operator of which he is the 'majority shareholder. The amount of this investment is around 10 million dollars according to the same newspaper.