|Françoise Bettencourt Meyers Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||July 10, 1953|
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress who has been the richest woman in the world. Bettencourt Meyers and her family have owned around 33% of L’Oreal stock.
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Businessperson, Chairperson of L’Oréal, Media Personality
- Father – André Bettencourt (Politician, Journalist, Businessperson)
- Mother – Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt (Heiress, Socialite, Businessperson)
- Siblings – She is an only child.
- Others – Victor Béthencourt (Paternal Grandfather), Eugène Schueller (Maternal Grandfather) (Pharmacist and entrepreneur who was the founder of L’Oréal, the world’s leading company in cosmetics and beauty), Louise Madeleine Berthe (née Doncieux) (Maternal Grandmother)
According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, her net worth was US$90.9 billion on June 5, 2021.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers has dated –
- Jean-Pierre Meyers – She has been married to Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz. Meyers also lost all his other grandparents in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Françoise and Meyers have 2 children, namely, Jean-Victor and Nicolas. The duo’s marriage sparked controversies because of her grandfather Eugène Schueller’s trial for collaboration with the Nazi government.
Race / Ethnicity
Wears black thick-rimmed glasses
She was raised in a strict Catholic household.
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers Facts
- In 1997, she started serving on L’Oreal‘s board.
- She sued François-Marie Banier, her mother’s love interest, in 2008 for taking money from her mother as well as started proceedings to have her mother declared mentally incompetent. It was announced in December 2010 that she had settled out of court with both her mother and Banier.
- At the time of her death, her mother was the richest woman and the 14th richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$44.3 billion.
- Françoise and L’Oréal donated $226 million to repair the Notre-Dame de Paris after a fire broke out on April 15, 2019, beneath the roof of the cathedral.