French Billionaire Pledges €100 Million Towards Rebuilding Notre Dame

An iconic tourist attraction in all of Paris.

French Billionaire Pledges €100 Million Towards Rebuilding Notre Dame

Following the devastating fire on Monday, the historic architecture was gutted come Tuesday morning. However, a Paris official confirmed that the Notre-Dame's main structure including it's iconic towers, have been saved and preserved.

French President Emmanuel Macron was quoted as saying to reporters,

We will rebuild Notre Dame because this is what the French expect, because this is what our history deserves, because it is our destiny.

The fund raising campaign will be launched today and French billionaire and businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive of Kering which owns brands such as Gucci and husband to Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has pledged 100 million euros in a statement released via AFP as reported by William Plummer today

Which translated reveals,

The Pinault family unblocks 100 million euros for Notre-Dame de Paris (François-Henri Pinault at AFP)

My father (François Pinault) and I have decided to release from Artemis funds a sum of 100 million euros to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre Dame ", writes François -Henri Pinault.

As news came in regarding the fire at the Cathedral, people all across the world began sharing their own pictures and stories from their visits to the iconic Paris landmark.