The Arnaults are the world’s first family when it comes to luxury goods. Headed by Bernard Arnault – aka Europe’s wealthiest man – the family have created an impressive empire out of the merger that is LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. As time passes, whispers about who will replace Bernard have grown louder, made worse by the fact that the family refuse to address the topic in public. One of those in the running, Bernard’s third son Frédéric, has been making a name for himself thanks to his ongoing success as chief executive at Tag Heuer. So who is this 27-year-old business whizz, and what more is there to know about him? Meet Mathilde Pinault, billionaire heiress and Salma Hayek’s stepdaughter He studied computer science and interned at Facebook Frédéric graduated from École Polytechnique, one of France’s most prestigious universities, with a degree in applied mathematics and computer science. Per his LinkedIn profile, he also interned at Facebook and with McKinsey & Company before joining Tag Heuer. He speaks English and French fluently and is also able to converse in Italian and German. He is already being groomed to take over from his dad Like all of Arnault’s children , Frédéric has always been groomed to eventually take over the French brand. He first joined the company in a temporary role as head of connected technologies in 2017. Back then, Stéphane Bianchi, former head of Tag Heuer, was tasked with preparing the younger Arnault to become CEO. According to The New York Times , Bianchi acknowledged that it was not the easiest transition. “We clashed everywhere in the beginning, but now we laugh about it,” he revealed. “You can have a big brain and not be a leader. He has both.” Since then, Frédéric has made several changes within the luxury watch line and steered the company to new heights. Most notably, he recently scored Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling as Tag Heuer’s ambassador – the Golden Globe winner’s first-ever deal with a brand. Who is Philip, hereditary prince of Serbia, and bitcoin buff? He is a huge fan of NFTs Like his older brother Alexandre , the up-and-coming business magnate knows that cryptocurrencies and NFTs are part of the future of transactions. “We believe it’s a new technology, a new asset class that has been created and Tag Heuer has a voice there,” Frédéric said onstage at the Watches & Wonders fair, Vogue Business reported . As a testament to this, Tag Heuer now accepts several cryptocurrency payments through Bitpay, which includes bitcoin and Dogecoin. Flip through your NFTs on your TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4. Opensea verification with a check mark, and automatic detection of the dominant colors of the NFT for the background. @BoredApeYC @RTFKT @gmoneyNFT @TAGHeuer @9tales_NFT @InvsbleFriends @takashipom pic.twitter.com/SXoLp2YnIc — Frédéric ARNAULT (@f_arnault) June 26, 2022 He also recently shared the Tag Heuer Connected Calibre E4 on his social media, which allows owners to view their NFT portfolios on their luxury timepieces. The head of Tag Heuer is known to share a cryptocurrency wallet with Alexandre. He plays tennis, chess and piano View this post on Instagram A post shared by Frédéric Arnault (@frederic.arnault) The young executive likes to make good use of his time outside work and spend it with his loved ones. He plays the piano like his concert pianist mum, Hélène Mercier-Arnault. In his downtime, he is also known to enjoy playing chess with his billionaire dad, as well as hitting tennis balls with pro players including Roger Federer and Félix Auger-Aliassime. Inside Chris Hemsworth’s superhero-worthy luxury watch collection He appears to be an eligible bachelor The dating life of someone as high-profile as Frédéric will always be the subject of online speculation. Frédéric Arnault, is the CEO of Tag Heuer (Swiss luxury watch brand LVMH). he follows jisoo's instagram and likes posts on jisoo's instagram #JISOO #BLACKPINK https://t.co/68PthUOOxa pic.twitter.com/86yPa7UT13 — KIM JISOO INDO (@jisoo_indo) May 4, 2022 Given his responsibilities, it’s perhaps not surprising he hasn’t found time to go on dates, but it’s likely not long before we hear more about a special someone. Is it beyond the realms of possibility he could catch the eye of Blackpink’s Jisoo ? We think not … Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .