The richest woman in the world has died at the age of 94 years
• The richest woman in the world has died at the age of 94.
The richest woman died at the age of 94 on September 21 in the world and L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Her daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers said in a statement that his mother "went quietly and calmly" in his Paris home.
Liliane Bettencourt was the main shareholder of L'Oreal cosmetic giant and took 14 th place in the list of the richest people in the world according to Forbes magazine. In March of 2017 her fortune was estimated at 29, 1 billion euros. Since 2012, Bettencourt has ceased to appear in public, but her name figured constantly in the headlines due to the litigation with a family who claimed to recognize her incapacitated due to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Liliane Bettencourt and her daughter, in 2011.
Liliane Bettencourt was born in Paris, in 1922 in the family of Eugene Shyullera, founder of cosmetic company L'Oreal, and Louise Madeleine Burt, who died when she was five years old. In 15 years, Lillian went to work for his father in the company, sticking the label on the shampoo.
In 1950, she married André Bettencourt, the French politician and future minister under the government of Charles de Gaulle. The pair lived together for 57 years, they had a daughter, Françoise Bettencourt only. For many years the couple could not get rid of charges of supporting the Nazis. Lillian was a member of the fascist organization Cagoulards, which has funded her father, and her husband wrote a number of anti-Semitic articles. However, by the end of the war André Bettencourt joined the French Resistance and later regretted that he wrote articles.
Liliane inherited the company after his father's death in 1957 and more than 50 years involved in the life of L'Oreal. Director-General was appointed François Dal, which breathed new life into the company and created the brand that we now know.
In 1987, together with her daughter and her husband founded Lilian Bettencourt Shyuller Foundation, whose purpose - to assist the development of humanitarian, medical and cultural projects.
Throughout his career at L'Oreal its position subjected to relentless criticism, and in 2007, Bettencourt was handed Black Planet Award - antipremiyu German organization Ethecon Foundation, which is given to those who harm the planet.
Liliane Bettencourt regularly became the richest man in France, and for many years was the richest woman in the world. Her life has always been imbued with the smell of money and politics with a touch of scandal.
The heiress has been closely connected with at least three French presidents, her name is almost never left the pages of gossip. Most of the Bettencourt life was famous for its name, but not his actions, even though she worked for 15 years in his father's company, starting as an intern.
After the death of Lilian husband, André Bettencourt, in 2007, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, her only daughter, went to court, accusing the photographer François-Marie Banier that he took advantage of the state of the mother, which for the duration of their friendship since 1987 I gave him gifts worth 1, 3 billion euros. These gifts included, inter alia, the policy on the life insurance in the amount of 253 million euros in 2003 and another policy for the 262 million in 2006, 11 works of art worth 20 million euros, including paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Delaunay and Leger, photo surrealist Man Ray and cash. Banier denies all charges.
A new round of the scandal was in 2008, when her daughter gave the mother the police records of calls and control. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy also came under suspicion that used poor mental health Bettencourt and received campaign financing in 2007.
With her husband, 1972.
In October 2011, the court ruled that Liliane Bettencourt is suffering from dementia (dementia), and gave her daughter the control over health and income mothers (about 17 billion euros and 33 percent shares L'Oreal).
From left to right in the front row at the Chanel show in 1979 sitting: Claude Pompidou, Bernadette Chirac - his wife at the time of the mayor Jacques Chirac, Liliane Bettencourt and Eve Barr, the wife of the French Prime Minister in 1976-1981.
From Greek opera singer Maria Callas in 1968.
Home Bettencourt in Neuilly-sur-Seine.