Gérard Louis-Dreyfus

Businessperson from United States of America,France

William Louis-Dreyfus (born Gérard C. Louis-Dreyfus; June 21, 1932) is a French-born American businessman. His net worth was estimated at $3.4 billion by Forbes in 2006. He is the chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services and the great grandson of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founder of Louis Dreyfus Group. He is the father of Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Louis-Dreyfus was born in Paris. His great-grandfather Léopold Louis-Dreyfus founded the Louis Dreyfus Group in 1851. His mother, Dolores Porges (née Neubauer), was American-born. His father was Guy Pierre Louis-Dreyfus (1908-2011), a French Jew who headed the Louis Dreyfus group and fought in the French Resistance during World War II. In 1940, Louis-Dreyfus moved to the United States with his mother after her divorce from Pierre. By 1945 he had adopted the name William as a symbol of his integration into American society. After graduating from Duke University and Duke University School of Law, Louis-Dreyfus worked at the law firm of Dewey Ballantine, New York, before joining Louis Dreyfus in 1965. Louis-Dreyfus was chairman of the Poetry Society of America from 1998-2008. He is also a poet who has had  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
William Louis-Dreyfus
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America,France
Judith Bowles Phyllis B. Louis-Dreyfus
Raphael Louis-Dreyfus Phoebe Louis-Dreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus Emma Louis-Dreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Institution From To
Duke University
Duke University School of Law

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