Blouin, 52, a Canadian based in London, built a publishing conglomerate of classified ad publications along with her second husband, John MacBain, in Canada. It was sold in 1997, netting the pair about 280m. They divorced in 2001 and she went on to carve out a dominant presence in the world of art publishing and artwork websites via the Louise Blouin Media group. Company is growing rapidly, particularly in China, which has ties with Yahoo China, and also the group’s 90 names include artwork bible Art Auction, Modern Painters, Culture Journey and catalogues for associations such as the Louvre.
Louise Blouin Net Worth $640 Million
Blouin sold her London home in Holland Park only prior to the credit crunch for near the 28m asking price, having purchased it for 11.5m, and has downsized to a 6m flat beside the Thames. She’s homes in NY, Paris and Switzerland, commercial property as well as a precious art collection.