Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French author and a member of the L’Oréal S.A. board of directors. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the only child of Liliane Bettencourt, the company’s primary shareholder, inherited her mother’s assets when she died in 2017. She is also the president of the Bettencourt Schueller Charity, a family foundation with approximately $700 million in assets. She is currently one of the world’s wealthiest people, topping Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s wealthiest female billionaires. Bettencourt Meyers maintains a busy academic career in addition to being the heiress of the world’s largest cosmetic firm. She is a well-known author who has published books on both Jewish-Christian connections and Greek mythology.
Life as an Heiress and a Career as a Writer
Bettencourt Meyers is the only child of Liliane Bettencourt, the late multi-billionaire majority stakeholder of L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics firm. Bettencourt Meyers became the heir to her mother’s estate after her mother died on September 21, 2017. Liliane Bettencourt was the 14th richest person in the world at the time of her death, with a net worth of $44.3 billion. Bettencourt Meyers became the richest woman alive on earth and one of the world’s top 20 richest people after inheriting her mother’s fortunes.
She is well-known for her spiritual side, and she has written books about Greek mythology and Jewish-Christian relations. She has written books on Judaism and Catholicism, Israel’s Tribes, and Adam and Eve’s genealogy.
Scandals & Controversies
Her family was embroiled in a nasty feud in 2008. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers sued François-Marie Banier, a French photographer, for defrauding her mother and stealing money. Banier had taken advantage of Liliane Bettencourt’s emotional frailty to dupe her into giving him money and gifts worth about a billion dollars, according to her. Among the gifts were various life insurance policies, among other things. Banier was a good friend to Liliane Bettencourt, who was angered when Bettencourt Meyers sued him. As a result, the mother’s connection with her daughter deteriorated. Bettencourt Meyers and her mother, as well as Banier, reached an out-of-court settlement after a long legal battle.
Personal Experiences of Françoise
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on July 10, 1953. She is the only child of Liliane Bettencourt, a multibillionaire businesswoman, and André Bettencourt, a French politician. Jean-Pierre Meyers, her husband, is the grandson of a rabbi who was murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp. She is the mother of two children who were reared in the Jewish faith. Nicolas Meyers, her son, is a member of the L’Oréal board of directors.
Estimated Net Worth
Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers has a net worth of $90 billion.