LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is a French-holding multinational corporation and conglomerate specializing in luxury goods.

Make Up For Ever was established in 1984, and was acquired by LVMH in 1999. On 7 March 2011, LVMH announced the acquisition of the 50.4% family-owned shares of the Italian jeweler Bulgari and the intention to make a tender offer for the rest, which was publicly owned. The transaction was about $5.2 billion. By 2012, LVMH established LCapitalAsia, a continuation of its private-equity arm, focused on Asia. 

In 2012, the growth of LVMH’s sales “decreased by about 10 percent from the growth rate in 2011”, and in early 2013 LVMH expressed that it would “stop opening stores in second and third-tier cities in mainland China”. Xue Shengwen, a senior researcher at ChinaVenture, said the developing trend of young people is to take advantage of more acceptable prices. On 7 March 2013, National Business Daily reported that the mid-priced clothing brand QDA would open its first store in Beijing.

In February 2014, LVMH entered into a joint venture with the Italian fashion brand Marco De Vincenzo, taking a minority 45% stake in the firm. In April 2017, LVMH announced it would gain ownership of Christian Dior haute couture, leather, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, and footwear lines, to integrate the entire Christian Dior brand within its luxury group. In January 2018, LVMH announced record sales of 42.6 billion euros in 2017, up 13% over the previous year, as all divisions turned in strong performances. In the same year, the net profit increased by 29%.

On 1 November 2018, co-founder Alain Chevalier died at age 87. On 12 May 2019 the fashion house Fenty, styled as FEИTY, created by singer Rihanna was launched by LVMH in Paris. It is the first new fashion house by LVMH in 32 years and she is the first woman of color to head a brand under LVMH.On 15 July 2019, LVMH announced a new partnership to further develop the Stella McCartney House. On 29 November 2019, LVMH announced its 55% stake in Château d’Esclans, the producer best known for the brand Whispering Angel.[25] The acquisition was part of LVMH’s move to offer a beloved high-end rosé portfolio, in addition to reaching customers worldwide.

In mid-September 2020, a reliable source told Forbes that the reason for Arnault’s decision to cancel the Tiffany purchase was purely financial: because Tiffany was paying millions in dividends to shareholders despite a financial loss of US$32 million during the pandemic. Some US$70 million had already been paid out by Tiffany, with an additional US$70 million scheduled to be paid in November 2020. As of late 2020, LVMH has the largest market capitalization in France, and also in the Eurozone with a record of 261 billion euros ($317.6 billion). 

As of December 2020, Arnault’s own fortune was nearly half that, with a personal net worth of $151.7 billion.