Liliane Bettencourt

1922 - 2017

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Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt (French pronunciation: ​[lil.jan be.tɑ̃.kuːʁ]; née Schueller; 21 October 1922 – 21 September 2017) was a French heiress, socialite and businesswoman. She was one of the principal shareholders of L'Oréal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liliane Bettencourt has received more than 2,059,886 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Liliane Bettencourt is the 75th most popular businessperson (up from 82nd in 2019), the 874th most popular biography from France (up from 907th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Businessperson.

Liliane Bettencourt is most famous for being the richest woman in the world. She inherited her fortune from her father, who created L'Oreal.

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Among businesspeople, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 75 out of 601Before her are Larry Ellison, Boris Berezovsky, Kiichiro Toyoda, Estée Lauder, Lee Kun-hee, and Paul Allen. After her are Akio Morita, Louis Vuitton, Li Ka-shing, Adnan Khashoggi, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Larry Flynt.

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Among people born in 1922, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 41Before her are Nándor Hidegkuti, Jacques Piccard, Arthur Ashkin, Miguel Muñoz, Yang Chen-Ning, and Jason Robards. After her are Agostinho Neto, Nikolay Basov, Nils Liedholm, Michel Galabru, Blake Edwards, and Ahmed Sékou Touré. Among people deceased in 2017, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 41Before her are Slobodan Praljak, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Louise Hay, Danielle Darrieux, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, and Malcolm Young. After her are Al Jarreau, Peter L. Berger, Adnan Khashoggi, John Surtees, Sam Shepard, and Jean Rochefort.

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Among people born in France, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 874 out of 6,011Before her are Jacques Anquetil (1934), Raymond of Poitiers (1115), James Tissot (1836), Michèle Mercier (1939), Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), and Léon Gambetta (1838). After her are John I of Aragon (1350), Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant (1852), Joseph Babinski (1857), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Sidonius Apollinaris (430), and Philippe de Vitry (1291).


Among businesspeople born in France, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 4Before her are Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Bernard Arnault (1949), and Jules Rimet (1873). After her are Louis Vuitton (1821), Robert Guérin (1876), Christophe Plantin (1520), Pierre Bergé (1930), François Pinault (1936), Armand Peugeot (1849), Yves Rocher (1930), and Charles Pathé (1863).