July 25, 2021

glimpse into the life of one of the richest women in the world

Liliane Bettencourt was one of the richest women in the world. She was the heir to the founder of the L’Oréal group, Eugène Bettencourt.

Forbes estimated his fortune at $ 44.7 billion. Focus on billionaire’s life.

ZOOM ON LILIANE BETTENCOURT

Liliane Bettencourt was born on October 21, 1922 in Paris. She is the only child of businessman Eugène Schueller, owner of L’Oréal. She started working in the family business as an intern in 1936 with the aim of learning the ropes.

Liliane Bettencourt January 1, 1987. | Photo: Getty Images

Little by little she climbed the ranks. On June 8, 1950, she married a man named André Bettencourt who was a businessman, politician and journalist at the same time. Together, they gave birth to a daughter, Françoise born July 10, 1953 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

In 1957, Eugène Schueller died and his daughter inherited his empire. The latter, however, refuses to take the reins and preferred that her husband run the business in her place. What he has done. Liliane, she took care of making the strategic decisions of the group.

In 1974, she helped bring Nestlé into the company’s capital. She was also behind the takeover of the Gemey Maybelline brand by L’Oréal. In 1987, Liliane and her husband founded “Schueller-Bettencourt”. In 2007, André Bettencourt died at the age of 88.

Portrait of Madame Bettencourt in Kabul, Afghanistan in May 1968. |  Photo: Getty Images

Portrait of Madame Bettencourt in Kabul, Afghanistan in May 1968. | Photo: Getty Images

LILIANE BETTENCOURT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER DAUGHTER

During her lifetime, Liliane Bettencourt had a rather delicate relationship with her daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers. For a long time, they clashed in court. The reason, Françoise had filed a complaint against a former confidant of her mother, François-Marie Banier.

She accused the man of abuse of weakness. Charges that Liliane questioned.

“She doesn’t spare me. She has nothing better to do (…) I disturb her, but to do things in life you have to have strength. I don’t know if she has that strength ”,

she declared about the complaint made by Françoise.

  Liliane Bettencourt attends the premiere of the film Les Pyramides Bleues directed by French-American singer and actress Arielle Dombasle.  |  Photo: Getty Images

Liliane Bettencourt attends the premiere of the film Les Pyramides Bleues directed by French-American singer and actress Arielle Dombasle. | Photo: Getty Images

For several years, the affair put a wall between mother and daughter. So that during her 88th birthday in 2010, the billionaire did not count Françoise among her guests.

“For the moment with my daughter it is not at all at peace. But be careful, the knives are not drawn. I see and I wait ”,

she confided at the time.

Note that François-Marie Banier was sentenced and received a fine of 375,000 euros following the case.

In 2017, after having clashed in court for several years, the former confidant and Françoise Bettencourt Meyers finally came to an agreement and put an end to the legal battle.

The French heiress of L'Oréal, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist Liliane Bettencourt.  |  Photo: Getty Images

The French heiress of L’Oréal, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist Liliane Bettencourt. | Photo: Getty Images

LILIANE BETTENCOURT’S OBSECS

Liliane bettencourt is dead on September 21, 2017. Known to be one of the richest women in the world, her funeral was done in private. Those who attended were his relatives and some important personalities from the economic and political world.

Her daughter, who had had a complicated relationship with the deceased, was also present. She was accompanied by her husband and her two sons. His funeral took place in the small church of Saint-Pierre in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Portrait of Liliane Bettencourt on July 29, 1987 in Paris, France.  |  Photo: Getty Images

Portrait of Liliane Bettencourt on July 29, 1987 in Paris, France. | Photo: Getty Images

JEFF BEZOS AND HIS LUXURIOUS STAY IN PARIS

Jeff Bezos is one of the richest people in the world. His fortune exceeds hundreds of billions of dollars. Having such a sum at his disposal, the lifestyle of the boss of Amazon is most luxurious.

In February 2020, he also made an outing in Paris where he did not skimp on the means. Find out all the details.