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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (Web Desk) – Swiss billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has given birth to twins girls at the age of 53.

The chair of French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football team’s spokesperson confirmed the birth of twin girls on Monday.

“The mother and babies are doing well,” the spokesperson said.

Ms Louis-Dreyfus is the widow of French businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus, and is ranked 171st richest person in the world by Forbes with a net worth of $7.1 billion.

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She has progressively raised her majority stake in recent years and said she could continue to buy shares from minority family shareholders.

Ms Louis-Dreyfus, already mother of three sons from her marriage – Eric and twins Kyril and Maurice – is also the owner of Olympique de Marseille French Ligue 1 football club.

She is currently dating Swiss banker Philipp Hildebrand, 52, the vice chairman of US investment manager BlackRock, however she has not confirmed or not he is the father of the twin girls, Mail Online reported.

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Ms Louis-Dreyfus gained Swiss nationality through her first marriage before she met Robert in 1988 on a flight to London from Zurich.