Jean-Claude Decaux & family

About Jean-Claude Decaux & family

Birth Day: September 15, 1937
Birth Place: France
Residence: Paris, France
Occupation: Founder and CEO, JCDecaux
Children: 3

Jean-Claude Decaux & family

Jean-Claude Decaux & family was born on September 15, 1937 in France. Outdoor advertising pioneer Jean-Claude Decaux died in May 2016 at age 78. He was worth $7 billion at the time. Decaux founded his outdoor advertising firm in 1964. It was the first company to set up automatic public toilets in Paris where it splashed its ads. He ran the company for decades but stepped down as CEO in 2000, handing control to sons Jean-Francois and Jean-Charles. In 2014 the company won a Guinness World Record for creating the world's largest outdoor advertising billboard at Riyadh's King Khaled International Airport in Saudi Arabia. At the time of his death, JCDecaux was the world's largest outdoor advertising firm, selling ad space on some 140,000 bus stops, 145 airports, and train and subway stations around the world.
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As per our current Database, Jean-Claude Decaux & family has been died on 27 May 2016 (2016-05-28) (aged 78).

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When Jean-Claude Decaux & family die, Jean-Claude Decaux & family was 78 years old.

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Occupation Media
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 15, 1937 (France)
Birthday September 15
Town/City France
Nationality France

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At the age of 18, inspired by an argument with his Father over the family shoe store's window display, Jean-Claude started a Business creating billboards along French roadways. In 1963, legislation in France placed restrictions on billboard use which forced Decaux out of Business. He founded JCDecaux in 1964. He made a deal with the city of Lyons, proposing that he would build bus shelters and keep them clean in exchange for advertising space there. The company quickly expanded to other cities.


In 1980, Decaux personally designed the Sanisette public toilet, a self-cleaning public toilet, as a replacement for the pissoirs of Paris.


In January 2015, according to Forbes, he had a net worth of $6.2 billion.

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