Meet billionaire L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the richest woman in the world, who has a net worth of $58.6 billion
FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP via Getty Images
- Françoise Bettencourt Meyers inherited one-third of L'Oreal from her mother, making her the richest woman in the world since 2017 with a net worth of $58.6 billion.
- Bettencourt Meyers had a fraught relationship with her mother. She filed a criminal complaint against the elder Bettencourt's closest friend for trying to manipulate the elderly heiress out of the family fortune.
- Despite being born into a life of luxury, Bettencourt Meyers preferred playing the piano and writing to glitzy parties, Vanity Fair reported.
- Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers may be the richest woman in the world, but her life hasn't been easy.
The granddaughter of L'Oreal founder Eugene Schueller, Bettencourt Meyers inherited a cosmetics fortune now valued at $56.8 billion in 2017 after a dramatic legal battle with a close friend of her mothers'.
Unlike a typical billionaire heiress, Bettencourt Meyers has focused her attention on her career as an author and a member of L'Oreal's board of directors.
Representatives of L'Oreal and Bettencourt Meyers did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment on her career, personal relationships, or net worth.
Keep reading to learn more about Bettencourt Meyers.