Michel Leclercq

About Michel Leclercq

Birth Year: 1938
Birth Place: Lille, France, France
Residence: France
Known for: founder and 40% owner of Decathlon Group
Spouse(s): Marie-Claude Leclercq
Children: 4, including Olivier Leclercq
Relatives: Gérard Mulliez (cousin)

Michel Leclercq

Michel Leclercq was born on 1938 in Lille, France, France. Michel Leclercq set up a small sporting goods store called Decathlon in 1976. It has since grown into one of the world's largest athletic retailers, with more than $8 billion in sales from nearly 900 stores, employing 60,000 people in 27 countries. Leclercq is cousin of Gerard Mulliez, the patriarch of the famed French retail dynasty. Leclerq and his immediate family own 40% of the company while the extended Mulliez family have another 40%.
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Leclercq founded Decathlon Group, a sporting goods retailer, in 1976.


His wife, Marie-Claude Leclercq, is a psychotherapist, and represents the family on the council of the Decathlon Foundation, started in 2005.


As of December 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$5.1 billion.

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