Bernard Tapie : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Bernard Tapie was a French businessman, politician and occasional actor, singer, and TV host know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Bernard Tapie : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Bernard Tapie
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Name Bernard Tapie
Birthdate ( Age) 26 January 1943
Place of Birth Paris, France
Nationality French
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Dominique Tapie (m. 1987)
Children Sophie Tapie, Stéphane Tapie, Nathalie Tapie, Laurent Tapie
Parents Jean-Baptiste Tapie, Raymonde Nodot
Education Not Known
Profession French businessman
Net Worth $10 Million 
Last Update October 2021

Bernard Tapie was a French businessman, politician and occasional actor, singer, and TV host. He was Minister of City Affairs in the government of Pierre Bérégovoy.

The flamboyant tycoon, who helped turned Olympic Marseille into Champions of Europe, succumbed to stomach cancer on Sunday as he waited for a major fraud trial to begin.

Early Life and Family

Tapie was born in Paris on  26 January 1943. He was a businessman specializing in recovery for bankrupted companies, among which Adidas is the most famousand owner of sports teams: his cycling team La Vie Claire won the Tour de France twice – in 1985 and 1986 – and his football club Olympique de Marseille won the French championship four times in a row, and the Champions League in 1993.

Bernard Tapie Wife

Bernard Tapie was Married with Dominique Tapie and the couple have four children together named Sophie Tapie, Stéphane Tapie, Nathalie Tapie, Laurent Tapie

Bernard Tapie Net Worth

Bernard Tapie was a French businessman, politician and occasional actor, singer, and TV host has an estimated Net Worth around $10 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

La Vie Claire, one of Tapie's former businesses, is a chain of health product stores. It sponsored one of the strongest cycling teams of all time, La Vie Claire, which was founded after the 1983 European cycling season, when multiple Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault had acrimoniously broken away from the Renault-Elf-Gitane team that featured Hinault's much younger and newly crowned French Tour de France winner, Laurent Fignon.

 La Vie Claire was formed by Hinault after Hinault had experienced a falling-out with his long-time and highly successful team manager from Renault-Elf, Cyrille Guimard, in respect to which of the two French riders would lead the team in 1984 after Fignon's 1983 victory, a race in which Hinault had been unable to participate, due to tendonitis of his knee that had flared up during the 1983 Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) that had been raced little over a month earlier and which Hinault had won. Following Hinault from the all-powerful Renault-Elf team to the newly formed La Vie Claire squad was Greg LeMond, who would himself end up winning three Tours de France with three different teams.

 Hinault and LeMond would soon win successive Tours with the La Vie Claire team after leaving Renault-Elf-Gitane, while both Fignon and Guimard would never win another Tour de France, as a cyclist and directeur sportif respectively, after 1984 (the closest that the two came to winning the Tour de France again was in 1989, when Lemond defeated their enduring alliance by a mere 8 seconds in the time-trial that was held on the final day of that Tour, which is still the closest ever winning margin in over 100 editions of the Tour and which closely followed Fignon's win that year in the Giro d'Italia, or Tour of Italy).

 Hinault had already formed a strong collective of primarily French riders almost immediately after his breakaway from Renault-Elf and Guimard, and before he had even secured the much-needed financial backing for his team from someone like Bernard Tapie.From 1986 to 1994, he was the president of the Olympique de Marseille football club, which became Champion of France five times in a row (from 1989 to 1993) and won the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League.

In 1985, he bought the sailing ship "Club Mediterrannee" from the wife of disappeared French navigator Alain Colas. The boat was transported to Marseille, where Tapie had his football team, and restored for 2 years. It was renamed "Phocea" and was at that time the longest sailing ship in the world (225 feet). Tapie took command of it with a new crew in 1988 and broke the world record for crossing the Atlantic ocean.

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