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  • French billionaire Olivier Dassault died Sunday in a helicopter crash.

  • He was among the world's 500 richest people with a fortune valued at $7.15 billion.

  • The 69 year old was the eldest son of late industrialist Serge Dassault.

  • Namesake firm Dassault Aviation builds Rafale fighters and Faulcon business jets.

  • The family also owns France's Le Figaro newspaper.

  • Dassault was once seen as favourite to succeed his father as head of the family is holding, but the role went to a former boss of the aerospace firm instead.

  • Since 2000 and two, Dassault had been a lawmaker for the conservative lay Republican party.

  • Paying tribute on Twitter, French president Emmanuel Macron said he was someone who never ceased to serve our country.

  • Police say the private helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in Normandy, where they also had a holiday home.

French billionaire Olivier Dassault died Sunday in a helicopter crash.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/08
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