François Betencourt Myers, heir to L & # 39; Oreal, was ranked first in the ranking of Forbes magazine of 2019, with the heirs of L & # 39; Oreal as the richest woman in the world with a fortune of 49.3 billion of dollars and among the 15 richest people in the world, And its ranking on that list is 14.
François Betencourt Myers is the granddaughter of the founder of L & # Oreal, a French cosmetics company, she has been a member of the board since 1997 and became a billionaire last year after the death of her mother Lilian Betencourt in September 2017 Liliane was on the list every year since Published "Forbes", the first list of billionaires in the world in 1987.
Françoise Betencourt Myers
The wealth of Betencor Myers has increased by $ 7.1 billion, or 17%, compared to last year, thanks to the excellent results of the giant make-up company, which holds 33% of its shares. The best sales growth in more than a decade last year, with total revenues of $ 30.6 billion, revenues in Asia and the Pacific rose 20%, driven by China, and the region exceeded North America in terms of sales.
Betencourt Myers, who lives in Paris, is the president of the FoundationBettencourt Schueller The Foundation has donated projects in the fields of life sciences, social progress and traditional crafts. The Foundation has donated projects including the research of nerve cells, support for families of children with autism and French choirs, and is also a writer and author. A book on the Greek gods.
While it is the first official year of Bettencourt Myers as the richest woman in the world, her name is not strange: in the last ten years, the richest woman in the world has been the imam of the Betincourt or Walton family. Alice Walton, the richest woman last year, in March 2018, a few days after finalizing the annual Forbes list.