L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, along with the Bettencourt Meyers family, announced that it would donate 200 million euros. The company said that it was "touched by the drama that brought together cultures and beliefs" in a statement released on its website.
Artemis, a French holding company, owned by prominent businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, promised to donate 100 million euros. "This tragedy struck all the French and far beyond, [it affected] everyone who is attached to spiritual values," Pinault stressed.
Total oil and gas giant also made a donation of 100 million euros for the reconstruction of the centuries-old cathedral.
"Fluctuat nec mergitur ['rocked [by the waves], but does not sink,' the Latin motto of Paris]," the company's CEO, Patrick Pouyanne, tweeted.
French banks also made donations to the restoration of the cathedral. According to French media, the biggest contributions were made by Societe Generale, a French multinational investment bank and financial services company, and BPCE banking group. Both donated 10 million euros each.
JCDecaux Group, a multinational corporation known for its bus-stop advertising systems, also joined the choir by pledging 20 million euros to restore the heart of Paris.
In the meantime, France's Heritage Foundation, which launched nationwide fundraising campaign for the restoration of the landmark site in the wake of the tragedy, announced that it collected 7 million euros to rebuild the cathedral.
The landmark Gothic cathedral located in the heart of the French capital caught flames on Monday evening. The building was heavily damaged in the blaze and two-thirds of the cathedral's wooden roof were destroyed in the fire. The main spire and clock collapsed, but the two main towers were saved.