Liliane Bettencourt Net Worth

Net Worth: $42.3 Billion
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Comestic (L'Oreal)
  • Age:

    95
  • Birth Place:

    Paris, France
  • Marital Status:

    Married (André Bettencourt)
  • Full Name:

    Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller Bettencourt
  • Nationality:

    France
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About Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller Bettencourt

French heiress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist, Liliane Bettencourt has a net worth of $42.3 billion in August 2017, according to Bloomberg. Bettencourt is currently the richest woman in Europe. The only child of the founder of L'Oréal, Eugene Schueller, she inherited the L'Oréal fortune when her father died, becoming the principal shareholder of L'Oréal in 1957. One of the world's largest cosmetics and beauty companies, L'Oréal has over 66,620 employees worldwide. She had her fortune placed under the guardianship of her daughter Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers in 2011 following a very public 3-year legal battle. She was forced to resign from L'Oréal's board in February 2012; her 25-year-old grandson Jean- Victor Meyers took her seat. This is the latest in a long line of court cases pitting the Bettencourts against each other. In 2008, Bettencourt-Meyers petitioned the courts to investigate a reported $1 billion in cash and gifts her mother allegedly gave to Francois-Marie Banier, a well-known photographer, writer and painter whom she befriended. As a philanthropist her family foundation, la Fondation Bettencourt Schueller have support and develop medical, cultural and humanitarian projects with an annual budget of £160 million.

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Earnings 2012

Sale of Asset 2012
Amount earned from the sale of their D'arros Island
$60,000,000