Pinault, François-Henri was born on May 28, 1962 in Rennes, France. Son of Francois and Mary (Campbell) Pinault. Pinault's father, Francois Pinault, founded the Pinault Group, a France-based timber trading company, in 1963. The group went public in 1988. In the 1990s, the company began expanding into retail and fashion, and became Pinault-Printemps-Redoute in 1992. Francois-Henri Pinault began his career at Kering in 1987.