Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus aged 53 gives birth to twin girls

Swiss billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has given birth to twins at the age of 53.

Ms Louis-Dreyfus is majority owner and chairwoman of global trading house Louis Dreyfus Commodities, and the company confirmed the birth of twin girls on Monday.

Ms Louis-Dreyfus is the widow of French businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus, and is ranked 171st richest person in the world by Forbes with a net worth of $7.1 billion.

‘Mother and babies are doing well,’ Louis Dreyfus Commodities said in an emailed statement on Monday morning.

Louis Dreyfus Commodities had said in January that Ms Louis-Dreyfus planned to take a short break following the birth, which had been due in early April.

She has progressively raised her majority stake in recent years and said she could continue to buy shares from minority family shareholders.

Ms Louis-Dreyfus, already mother of three sons from her marriage – Eric and twins Kyril and Maurice – is also the owner of Olympique de Marseille French Ligue 1 football club.

She is currently dating Swiss banker Philipp Hildebrand, 52, the vice chairman of US investment manager BlackRock, however she has not confirmed or not he is the father of the twin girls.

Ms Louis-Dreyfus gained Swiss nationality through her first marriage before she met Robert in 1988 on a flight to London from Zurich.

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