Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: World’s Richest Woman Overtakes Mark Zuckerberg For Wealth
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the world’s richest woman is currently $2.5 billion richer than Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook.
The billionaire businesswoman controls L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics company, and is currently ranked No.16 on the list of top billionaires in the world.
Meyers’ fortune skyrocketed following her mother’s death in September 2017.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, World’s richest woman is currently $2.5 billion richer than Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. The billionaire businesswoman currently ranks No.16 in the Bloomberg billionaire index, while Mark Zuckerberg follows closely as the 17th on this list.
The Bloomberg billionaire index measures the personal wealth of rich people based on changes in markets and the economy and produces a list that ranks these businesspeople. This list is dynamic as it is updated daily.
In Mark Zuckerberg’s case, the CEO’s losses can be attributed to the growing inflation in the United States economy. The Facebook founder has lost about $60 billion since the beginning of this year.
Things have however been looking good for Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. Currently, the billionaire businesswoman has a net worth of $63.4 billion. With such net worth, the billionaire business can buy about 34.9 million troy ounces of gold and 523 million barrels of crude oil.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is not just the world’s richest woman the french billionaire businesswoman also controls L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics company. This company owns Lancome and Garnier.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the only daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, who is currently late. Before her death in September 2017, Liliane Bettencourt was the Chairwoman of L’Oreal. Francoise inherited this position following her mother’s death and it tremendously added to her wealth.
Meyers had a notoriously tumultuous relationship with her mother. In fact, in 2015, just a few years before her mother’s death, Francoise and eight other people were found guilty of manipulating the elderly woman in a court case.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is married to Jean-Pierre Meyers and has 2 children. She is also a published author. Some of her works include ‘A look at the Bible’ and ‘The Greek gods – Genealogy’.