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 1,972,452 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Liliane Bettencourt is the 82nd most popular businessperson (down from 58th in 2019), the 910th most popular biography from France (down from 708th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French 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 82 out of 604Before her are Jakob Fugger, Sung Jae-gi, Helena Rubinstein, Jack Ma, Akio Morita, and Robert Guérin. After her are Lorenzo Sanz, Christophe Plantin, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, William Randolph Hearst, Adnan Khashoggi, and Dietmar Hopp.

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Among people born in 1922, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 45Before her are Hans Georg Dehmelt, Nándor Hidegkuti, Renata Tebaldi, Lucian Freud, Leon M. Lederman, and Ahmed Sékou Touré. After her are Nils Liedholm, Dana Zátopková, Manolis Glezos, Richard Hamilton, Alberto Granado, and Arthur Ashkin. Among people deceased in 2017, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 40Before her are Simone Veil, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Slobodan Praljak, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Peter L. Berger, and Lotfi A. Zadeh. After her are Emma Morano, Liu Xiaobo, Harry Dean Stanton, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Danielle Darrieux, and John Surtees.

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Among people born in France, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 910 out of 5,234Before her are Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), Paul Delaroche (1797), Joseph Liouville (1809), and Pierre Janet (1859). After her are Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Maria Malibran (1808), Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), and Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518).


Among businesspeople born in France, Liliane Bettencourt ranks 5Before her are Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Jules Rimet (1873), Bernard Arnault (1949), and Robert Guérin (1876). After her are Christophe Plantin (1520), Pierre Bergé (1930), Louis Vuitton (1821), Yves Rocher (1930), Armand Peugeot (1849), Albert Kahn (1860), and Charles Pathé (1863).