The richest woman in the world is the owner of L’Oreal Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (Francoise Bettencourt Meyers), worth 73.6 billion US dollars. She is ranked 12th on the “Forbes” rich list.
Francoise inherited the job of her mother Lillian Bettencourt, who maintained the title of the world’s richest woman until 2017, when she died at the age of 94 . Francoise wrote in a statement at the time: “Liliane Bettencourt passed away at her home tonight, and October 21 will be her 95th birthday. My Mother left peacefully.”
The family that owns Thetys is chaired by Francoise and is the majority shareholder of L’Oreal.
Francoise, 68, is the daughter of French politician Andrea Bettencourt, whose mother Lilliane married him in 1950.
Francoise’s private life has discouraged the public, so it is known that she has been married to Jean-Pierre Meyers since 1984, and she is very religious. He has two sons, Jean and Nicolas.
She often disagrees with her mother, which is exacerbated by the French artist François-Marie Banier. He and Lilliane became very close, and then the rich woman at the time gave him gifts worth up to 1.3 billion US dollars. These gifts include her two life insurance premiums, 11 works of art, including paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Delaunay and Legge, and a photo by the surrealist Man Ray And cash.
Francoise subsequently sued Banier, accusing him of using his mother’s physical and mental weakness to gain wealth. The case ended in court, but when Liliana refused to undergo a psychiatric examination, everything fell into trouble.
At the same time, the leaked footage of Lillian’s butler Pascal Bonnefoy has leaked. He was worried that his employer had Alzheimer’s disease, and some people would take advantage of it. He handed the record to the police, and Lilliane can be heard appoint Banier as the sole heir. The only thing he will not inherit is L’Oréal’s shares, which have been transferred to her daughter and two grandchildren.
Then there was a new turning point. The mother and daughter settled, all lawsuits were withdrawn, and Banier became history and was abandoned. The reconciliation did not last long, because as early as the second summer, after Lilliana and Francoise quarreled, the older woman said that the young woman needed the help of a psychiatrist. Since 2014, due to Lilliane’s poor health, control of the company has been transferred to her daughter in court, while Lilliane’s health is in the charge of her grandson Jean.
According to Forbes magazine, Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest man for the fourth consecutive year. The founder of Amazon is worth $177 billion, an increase of $64 billion from last year, thanks to the sharp rise in the value of Amazon’s stock.
Elon Musk made the most progress last year, ranking 35th with only $24.6 billion in assets. In the past year alone, he has earned an incredible 126.4 billion U.S. dollars and ranked second with an income of 151 billion U.S. dollars. This is mainly due to a 700% rise in Tesla’s stock price.
The world’s largest luxury goods manufacturer LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), the majority shareholder of French tycoon Bernard Arnault (Bernard Arnault) is still ranked third, but his wealth has almost doubled to $150 billion .
The fourth is still Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, with $124 billion.
The fifth place is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg), with a net worth of 97 billion US dollars, followed by the world’s most successful investor Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett), with a net loss of 1 billion dollars.