- Category : 1911-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (17,43)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Revolution 2
French businessman who inherited and ran the renowned House of Chanel perfume company. Jacques Wertheimer was the son of Germaine Revel and businessman Pierre Wertheimer who co-founded the Chanel perfume business in 1924.
On 26 March 1947, Jacques Wertheimer married Eliane Fischer, the daughter of an architect. They had two sons, Alain and Gérard. The marriage was short-lived, and after separating, their divorce decree was issued on 11 September 1952.
Jacques Wertheimer inherited a thoroughbred horse racing operation which he developed into one of the leading stables in France. Alec Head trained for the family until his retirement in 1984 but for a number of years continued to act as their bloodstock advisor.
In the 1970s, Jacques Wertheimer boarded his Kentucky-based bloodstock at Hagyard Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Among his broodmares were the French classic winners Dancing Maid, Gold River and Pistol Packer.
He died on 6 February 1996.