Actress Salma Hayek’s husband who is the CEO of Gucci pledge N40.6 billion François-Henri Pinault, the chairman of Kering, which owns luxury brands including Gucci has pledged $113 million (N40.6 billion) to rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris which was engulfed by flames on Monday, April 15.

According to a report by Yahoo, he made the pledge hours after President Emmanuel Macron said a national donation scheme towards rebuilding the church will be opened.

He said in a statement:

“My father (Francois Pinault) and myself have decided to release a sum of €100 million (N40.6 billion) from our Artemis funds (the family holding company) to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre-Dame,”

Many of its precious relics, including the Crown of Thorns, said to have been worn by Jesus Christ before the crucifixion were also saved.


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John Oluwawalemi is a Master's Degree Holder from the prestigious University of Ibadan, lover of music, books and God's Word.

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