Who is Martin Bouygues?
Together with his brother Olivier he controls 19% of Bouygues Group. The Group is a diversified industrial conglomerate. It was founded by their father in 1952. Martin was born in May 1952. He is married to Melissa. They have 3 children: Charlotte, William, and Édouard Bouygues.
Martin is chairman and chief executive, his brother Olivier Bouygues is deputy chief executive.
The company derives 40% of its USD 40 billion in sales outside of France. It has interests in telecom, media, construction.
Well-known projects have included the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. And the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
The company was also involved in the English Channel Tunnel. And the Kwun Tong viaduct in Hong Kong. It built motorways in Hungary and the Sydney CityRail airport link.
Bouygues Telecom is a large French mobile phone provider.
In 2012 Bouygues Telecom charged Solenne San Jose EUR 11.721.000 billion (!) for mobile phone usage. At first Bouygues Telecom offered payments in installments before admitting the bill was wrong.
Martin Bouygues Net Worth
His net worth is estimated by Forbes at US$ 2 billion. Martin is a close confidant of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and godfather of his son. The net worth of Olivier is also US$ 2 billion.