He himself was not born with a little silver spoon in his mouth. So Pierre-Édouard Stérin, creator of the “Smartbox” gift boxes and the “La Fourchette” application, since sold to Tripadvisor, decided that his children would not inherit his fortune. The rich French entrepreneur announced to the magazine Challenges that he would instead pay 800 million euros to associations.
“I don’t want to spoil my children, I don’t want to give them a cent. It’s a real freedom to start with nothing in life. (…) They will nevertheless start with the most important: the education. For the rest they will manage. They will not inherit anything, “he confided to our colleagues. Note that if French law does not allow his children to be totally disinherited, Pierre-Édouard Stérin benefits from Belgian rules in this area since he “fled France at the time of François Hollande’s arrival” in 2012, as he said. tell. Belgian law thus allows assets to be placed in a foundation and thus to be taken out of the inheritance.
His fortune will therefore go to Otium Capital, a fund he created to help associations. With this gesture, Pierre-Édouard Stérin hopes to inspire other people. As for his children, “if they are in great difficulty, we will help them,” he said.
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The creator of “Smartbox” and “The Fork” will disinherit his children and pay all his fortune to associations