Françoise Bettencourt Meyers was born on July 10, 1953, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She is the only daughter of her parents, multi-billionaire businesswoman Liliane Bettencourt and French politician, André Bettencourt. She is the only granddaughter of Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oréal in 1909.
Despite being born into a life of luxury, she chose to focus on her career as a writer; prompting to her writing several books on Jewish-Christian relations, Greek mythology, Judaism and Catholicism, the family tree of Adam and Eve, and the Tribes of Israel.
What is Françoise Bettencourt Meyers Net Worth
With an estimated net worth of $74.8 billion as of December 2020, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman, and 14th richest person in the world. The heiress and Chairwoman of L’Oréal rose to the top of the list after inheriting the L’Oréal brand following the death of her mum, Lilliane Bettencourt, on September 21st, 2017.
Not without controversy, however; owing much to a prolonged legal battle with French photographer François-Marie Banier who she sued in 2008 on charges of duping and taking money from her mother, Lilliane Bettencourt.
The prolonged court case, which was eventually sorted out of court with both her mother and Banier, led to a sour relationship between Françoise Bettencourt Meyers and Lilliane Bettencourt which lasted up until the death of the latter.
Who is Françoise Bettencourt Meyers married to?
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is married to Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a rabbi who was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. She has two children, with her son Nicolas Meyers serving as one of the board members of L’Oréal.