Liliane Bettencourt

French heiress, socialite and businesswoman

Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller, married name Bettencourt (21 October 1922 – 21 September 2017), was a French heiress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist.

Liliane Bettencourt
Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller[1]

(1922-10-21)21 October 1922
Paris, France
Died21 September 2017(2017-09-21) (aged 94)
Paris, France
OccupationPrincipal shareholder of L'Oréal
André Bettencourt (m. 1950–2007)

(his death)
ChildrenFrançoise Bettencourt Meyers
Parent(s)Eugene Schueller
Louise Doncieux

She was one of the principal shareholders of L'Oréal. According to Forbes, she was the richest woman in the world, making her the tenth richest person in the world with a net worth of US$36.4 billion, as of the 2015 version of "The World's Billionaires".[2][3]

Bettencourt was born on 21 October 1922 in Paris, France. She was married to André Bettencourt from 1950 until his death in 2007. They had one child, a daughter, Françoise. Bettencourt lived and died in Paris.

Bettencourt died in Paris, France on 21 September 2017 at the age of 94.[4]


  1. Sergio A. Berumen; Karen Arriaza Ibarra (2008). Treinta inmensas fortunas y cómo se hicieron (in Spanish). Madrid: Ecobook. p. 46. ISBN 978-8496877047. OCLC 230234417. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  2. "Liliane Bettencourt & family". Forbes. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. #17 Liliane Bettencourt, Forbes, 10 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  4. "L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94". 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.

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