“If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s money”. Bernard Tapie, a wealthy businessman who marked French public life with his flamboyant personality, has always been an exceptional person.
A very beautiful heritage
Died after cancer on October 3, 2021 at the age of 78, the ex-boss of OM, singer and politician left behind a huge heritage. While he died in the Cavoye hotel, the JDD indicated that the furniture from his private mansion was going to be auctioned on July 6, 2022 at the Atelier Richelieu, in Paris.
Among these, rare pieces are of interest to several French museums. It must be said that some of the rooms he had have been classified as historical monuments. Discover the objects and furniture that will attract many buyers.
Furniture estimated at nearly five million euros
Thus, Bernard Tapie had a chandelier signed André-Charles Boulle, valued between 120,000 and 150,000 euros which was in his huge living room. The latter also contained two Savonnerie carpets from the Louis XV period, valued at 25,000 euros each. Other beautiful pieces were in his mansion.
Like Louis XVI sofas, travel boxes, exceptional seals or even paintings that could be in a museum. All the purchases of billionaire Bernard Tapie will be put up for sale, for an estimated amount between 4 and 5 million euros.
Bernard Tapie, media figure
The opportunity to look back on the life of Bernard Tapie. He was born in 1943 in Paris. Coming from a modest background, he started in business with the sale of televisions then the management of a store at the end of the 1960s. balance sheet.
His rise was rapid, he distinguished himself in the management of sports clubs, accompanied the winner of the Tour de France in 1985, and bought OM. In the early 1990s, he became manager and owner of Adidas. In 1993, the company was flourishing and Bernard Tapie decided to sell Adidas.
In addition, he became involved in politics at the end of the 1980s, he was elected deputy for Bouches-du-Rhône (1989–1996), European deputy (1994–1997), and appointed Minister for the City (1992–1993). ).
Then, he will experience trouble with the law (Adidas case, OM-VA case, etc.). He decides to convert and starts a career as an actor. He landed several roles: in the theater (Flight over the cuckoo’s nest, The roller coaster…) and on television (Commissioner Valencia…).
In 2012, he became a shareholder of the Hersant Media group and set about restructuring the newspaper Provence. A tool of influence. In June 2021, Franz-Olivier Giesbert publishes the book Bernard Tapie – Lessons of life, death and love, in which the journalist talks about his stomach and esophageal cancer, but also about his assault in April 2021 and his trial in the Crédit Lyonnais arbitration case.
On the heart side, in 1987, Bernard Tapie married Dominique Mialet-Damianos for a second time. The couple have two children, Sophie (1988) and Laurent. Bernard Tapie has two other children, Nathalie and Stéphane, born of his marriage to Michèle Layec. In 2017, his wife Dominique confirms that he is affected by stomach cancer.
On October 3, 2021, he died at the age of 78 as a result of his cancer. On October 6, a mass was celebrated in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church in Paris. His funeral will take place on October 8, 2021 at the Sainte Marie-Majeure cathedral in Marseille. A tribute was also paid to the Vélodrome stadium. Thousands of Marseille supporters had come to pay tribute to the legendary OM boss. In the weeks and months to come, Objeko will have the opportunity to tell you about this high-profile auction. Many subjects have been made on television.