The richest woman in the world, according to Forbes, was the heiress of the L’Oreal cosmetics empire, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, the publication reported on Monday, March 4.
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The woman’s fortune is estimated at $ 49.3 billion, which also allowed her to take the 15th line in the general list of the richest people on the planet. She has been a board member of L`Oreal since 1997. Over the past year, Betancourt-Myers’ fortune has grown by 17% due to the appreciation of the company’s shares.
It is noted that in 2018, Alice Walton, the daughter of the founder of the Walmart hypermarket chain, was recognized as the richest woman on the Forbes list.
In February 2019, it became known that a second female billionaire appeared in Russia. She, according to Forbes, was Tatyana Bakalchuk, the sole owner of the Wildberries online store. The firm ranked fourth in the Forbes ranking of the most valuable companies, and its value is estimated at $ 1.2 billion. This allows the owner to estimate the personal wealth of more than $ 1 billion, which makes her the second Russian woman billionaire after businesswoman Elena Baturina.