The rich and powerful in France were quick to outdo each other in promising large sums for the reconstruction of the beloved Parisian cathedral Notre-Dame.
However, French media has discovered that of the 850 million euros which was promised, only some 80 million (or 9%) has actually been received.
An anonymous source at the charity organizer declared: ‘This means that many of those who said they were donating to the cause just haven’t bothered.’
At one time the fund pledges reached the one billion euro mark, but we seem a long way away from that figure now.’
French’s richest patriarchs (the Arnault family and the Pinault family) had each pledged over 100 million Euro in a clear bid to outdo each other. None of their monies has yet been deposited.