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Meet Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, The Richest Woman In The World-Net Worth, Income Sources, And Charity

News by Mikshya Published on 21 Sep,2021 Updated on 23 Sep,2021

Whenever we talk about the richest people in the world, we immediately think of men like Jeff Bezos ($177 billion), Elon Musk ($151 billion), and Bernard Arnault ($150 billion); however, among those men, there is a hard-working woman who has changed the world of fashion and beauty world.

We are talking about the pilar of L'Oréall, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the richest woman in the world. How much is her current net worth? Here are a few details of the very private, inspirational, and successful businesswoman.

Only Grandchild Of The L'Oréal Founder: What Is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers Net Worth?

Francoise is the only granddaughter of Eugène Schueller. The founder of the world's leading company in cosmetics and beauty L'Oréall. Back in 2017, the billionaire inherited her mom Liliane Bettencourt's wealth.

The 68-year-old owns 33% of Loreal stock and had a fortune of $88.3 billion in the month of April. So far, she is successful in raising her wealth from $1.1 billion to $91.1 billion.  It's already more than 2 decades, she has been working on the firm's board (since 1997). Also, she is the non-executive chairwoman and owner of the makeup firm.

CAPTION: L'Oréall cosmetic products SOURCE: Instagram @lorealparis

Currently, the cosmetic giants employ 85,087 people into service in fact in 2020 the firm generated roughly €11.7 billion in revenue. As per Wikipedia's 2019 data, Loreal has altogether €29.87 billion revenue,  €3.75 billion operating income,  €43.81 billion assets, and  €29.42 billion total equity.

According to Forber's list, the other Top 5 richest women are Alice Walton ($61.8 billion), MacKenzie Scott ($53 billion), Julia Koch ($46.4 billion), and Miriam Adelson ($38.2 billion). 

Short-Biography: Who Is She Married To?

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers was born Françoise Bettencourt on July 10, 1953, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Her father, André Bettencourt was a French politician while her mother, Liliane Bettencourt was a socialite and businesswoman.

The French heiress is married to Jean-Pierre Meyers. Her husband is known as the grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz. The couple shares two kids Jean-Victor (born in 1986) and Nicolas ( born in 1988).

She raised their children Jewish following her husband's religion. Her wedding was controversial because of her granddad's alliance with the Nazi government.

CAPTION: L'Oréall heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers SOURCE: YouTube @FondationBettencourtSchueller

Talking about her personal life, the world's richest woman prefers to keep her private details under the radar. She hates being in the limelight as she is quite introverted. 

Besides running the business, Bettencourt Meyers is also a writer. She has written several Bible commentaries comparing Catholic and Jewish scriptures. The piano lover is said to play her favorite instrument for 3-4 hours daily.

Is She Involved In Any Philanthropy Works?

L'Oréal's head is supervising and working as a president of the family's charity foundation, – The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. 

The organization helps to encourage French advancement in the science and arts fields. As per Forbes, the philanthropic foundation along with L'Oreal declared to donate $226 million funds to re-establish Notre Dame Cathedral following the April 2019 fire.

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