Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

French businesswoman, billionaire

Date of Birth: 10-Jul-1953

Place of Birth: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France

Profession: writer, businessperson

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

  • Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (French pronunciation: ?[f??~swaz b?t?~ku? m?j??]) is a French billionaire heiress and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations.
  • She is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, and her family owns the company L'Oréal.
  • She married Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz, and they decided to raise their children as Jewish.
  • Her marriage caused controversy because of her grandfather Eugène Schueller's trial for collaboration with the Nazi government; he was L'Oreal's founder.In 2008, she sued François-Marie Banier for taking money from her mother, and she started proceedings to have her mother declared mentally incompetent.
  • The revelations in the secret recordings that she used in evidence led to the Woerth-Bettencourt scandal.
  • In December 2010, Bettencourt Meyers announced that she had settled out of court with both her mother and Banier.
  • Her mother died in September 2017 when her net worth was about $39.5 billion, which makes Bettencourt Meyers among the top 20 richest people in the world.
  • As of October 2019, she is the richest woman in the world, with an estimated fortune of $53.0 billion, according to Forbes.

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