#8 – Liliane Bettencourt ($34 Billion)
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The Real Success Story: She was born as the only child of Eugène Schueller, who founded L’Oréal, one of the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty companies. She developed an interest in business at an early age and started helping her father as an apprentice in his company as a teenager.
Having lost her mother at a very young age, she was especially close to her father and worked alongside him in expanding their business.