The richest woman in the world lives without mansions or jewelry

The richest woman in the world lives without mansions or jewelry
The richest woman in the world lives without mansions or jewelry

Frenchwoman Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, 70 years old She became the first woman to accumulate a fortune of almost $100 billion.

The heiress of the L’Oréal cosmetics company heads the list of the richest women in the world, according to the magazine Forbes.

Bettencourt Meyers is an executive, philanthropist, writer and pianist. Her first appearance on the list Forbes It was in 2018, with inherited assets of $42.2 billion after the death of his mother, Liliane Bettencourt, in 2017.

In April of this year, L’Oréal shares soared after the company beat first-quarter sales expectations. That day, The share price rose more than 5%, taking it to reach $100 billion.

Born in 1953, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers always challenged the cliché of the millionaire heiress. Although she is destined for wealth, He maintained a discreet life, away from the press and with few public appearances, even as head of the largest cosmetics company in the world.

The businesswoman has been a member of the board of directors of L’Oréal since 1997. The company operates in 130 countries, with a portfolio of 35 brands, its main markets being the United States, France, China, Germany and Brazil. The executive tripled her assets through investments that increased the value of the company’s shares.

Without mansions or jewels

The richest woman in the world is characterized by her discretion, avoiding social events. His life continues with a low profile, dedicating hours daily to the piano and writing books, among them a five-volume study of the Bible and a genealogy of the Greek gods.

In an interview with the French magazine Le MBettencourt Meyers stated that, despite his fortune, He prefers a modest lifestyle, living in an apartment rather than a large mansion. “I’m just a privileged woman,” she said. “But as you can see, I don’t live in a mansion. “We are not painting collectors and I do not wear jewelry.”

Bettencourt Meyers resides in a modern two-story building with large windows, in the Parisian neighborhood of Saint James, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, much more discreet than his parents’ old mansion.

His fortune has not distorted his personal relationships and has long-standing friends, such as the French actress and soprano Arielle Dombasle and the pharmaceutical businessman Jean-Marie Lefebvre.

Bettencourt Meyers likes to travel, especially to Italy and the United States, and instead of skiing in the elite Swiss resorts, he prefers quiet Megève. As the French say, “to live happily, let’s live hidden.”

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