2. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Bettencourt Meyers is an heiress to the makeup company L'Oreal's fortune, inherited by her mother Liliane Bettencourt. She has an estimated net worth of $49.3 billion and owns, along with her family, 33% of L'Oreal's stock. She and her family have pledged to donate $226 million dollars to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral after the April 2019 fire. Bettencourt Meyers devotes most of her efforts to philanthropy with her family's foundation, the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.

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