The Château de Pommard bought by an American entrepreneur

Known to be the biggest private estate in Bourgogne, with its 20 hectares, the Château de Pommard was sold, last week, to Michael Baum, a rich American entrepreneur.
The 50 year-old boss made his fortune by creating high technology businesses in the heart of the Silicon Valley, in California, an area known for its cutting-edge industries. More specifically, he is behind the creation of the Internet site, aiming at stimulating student entrepreneurship. Continue reading

Philippe de Rothschild’s son retakes control of the empire

At the age of 51 years, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, has just been named President of the Supervisory Board, of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., of which he has been Vice-President since 2006. He succeeds and replaces his mother, the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, who passed away last August at 80 years of age.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, is one of the two children, that the Baroness had with the comedian, Jacques Sereys.
A Harvard graduate, having run several businesses in the field of energy, the environment and high end technology, he now finds himself at the head of an empire that produces, amongst others, the well-known Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Grand Cru Classé 1855, some Grands Crus Bordelais, such as Château Clerc Milon and Château d’Armailhac, as well as the Californian estate, Opus One and that of Almaviva in Chile. His companion, is none other than the well-known French actress, Carole Bouquet.