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Liliane Bettencourt

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Liliane Bettencourt
Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: $30 billion
Country: France
Source of wealth: L'Oreal
At age 90, Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman, and enters the top ten list of the world's wealthiest people for the first time since 1999. She and her family own over 30% of L'Oreal, which her father founded.

The World's Richest Women of 2013

March 4, 2013

More women have joined the ranks of the world's wealthiest, but as a group females still hold a small sliver of total 10-figure fortunes. Of the 1,426 people on the new 2013 Forbes list of the World's Billionaires, just 138 are women. That's up from 104 women last year. New women billionaires include fashion designer Tory Burch and Hong Kong finance executive Pollyanna Chu.



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