Thursday, May 15, 2008


Liliane Bettencourt

$22.9 billion


Daughter of L'Oreal founder Eugene Schueller, a man who is said to have a checkered past with wartime ties to the Nazi regime, Liliane is the world's richest woman, thanks to her controlling stake in the cosmetics giant. She has held the stock for more than four decades. She became a widow last November when her 88-year-old husband, Andre Bettencourt, died. Her Bettencourt Schueller Foundation supports medical, cultural and humanitarian endeavors in France and developing countries...CNA

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