FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2009 file photo, Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Paris-based luxury goods empire, presents the group's 2008 results in

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2009 file photo, Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Paris-based luxury goods empire, presents the group
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2009 file photo, Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the Paris-based luxury goods empire, presents the group's 2008 results in Paris. The first big blow against the Socialist government’s 75-percent income tax on the richest came last month, when Europe’s richest man and head of luxury retail giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault, applied for Belgian nationality. He denied it was to avoid taxes, but few were convinced, and the move prompted front-page debate. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)