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March 5, 2014

A reclusive second-gen to Chinese real estate agent Logan Properties has been declared the youngest billionaire on the planet by Forbes World’s Billionaires List, which includes a number of family business members.

A reclusive second-gen to Chinese real estate agent Logan Properties has been declared the youngest billionaire on the planet by Forbes World’s Billionaires List, which includes a number of family business members.

At age 24, Hong Kong native Perenna Kei is an 85% shareholder in the family business and a non-executive director. Her father, Ji Haipeng, is chairman and chief executive of the company.

September 4, 2013

A butler who secretly recorded private conversations between aging L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and her lawyers, financial advisers and various politicians will stand trial, along with five journalists who published the tapes’ contents, for breaching French privacy laws.

A butler who secretly recorded private conversations between aging L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and her lawyers, financial advisers and various politicians will stand trial, along with five journalists who published the tapes’ contents, for breaching French privacy laws.

Bettencourt's now former butler Pascal Bonnefoy created the tapes over a 12-month period between 2009 and 2010 by placing a hidden recording device in the drawing room of Bettencourt's mansion in suburban Paris.

August 2, 2012

She’s 89 and suffering from dementia, but that hasn’t stopped Liliane Bettencourt, France’s richest woman and heir of cosmetics family business L’Oreal, from raking in big by selling her islands for a cool $42 million (€34.15 million) profit.

She’s 89 and suffering from dementia, but that hasn’t stopped Liliane Bettencourt, France’s richest woman and heir of cosmetics family business L’Oreal, from raking in big by selling her islands for a cool $42 million (€34.15 million) profit.

Having bought D’Arros Island and a few neighbouring islets in the Seychelles back in 1998 for $18 million, the octogenarian has now sold them for $60 million to a firm registered in the island country.

March 5, 2012

Carlos Slim, who controls Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso, is the richest person in the world, with a fortune of about $68.5 billion (€51.9 billion). 

Carlos Slim, who controls Mexican conglomerate Grupo Carso, is the richest person in the world, with a fortune of about $68.5 billion (€51.9 billion).

February 14, 2012

Liliane Bettencourt, heiress of cosmetics giant L’Oreal and France’s richest woman, has quit the board of the family business and will be replaced by her grandson.

Liliane Bettencourt, heiress of cosmetics giant L’Oreal and France’s richest woman, has quit the board of the family business and will be replaced by her grandson.

January 19, 2012

Liliane Bettencourt, the only child of L’Oreal founder Eugene Schueller, will continue to be under the protection of her family after losing an appeal to remove her estranged daughter and her two grandsons as her guardians.

Liliane Bettencourt, the only child of L’Oreal founder Eugene Schueller, will continue to be under the protection of her family after losing an appeal to remove her estranged daughter and her two grandsons as her physical and financial guardians.

On 18 January, a French court rejected Bettencourt’s request to overturn an October ruling that said the heiress suffers from "mixed dementia" and "modestly severe” Alzheimer’s.

October 4, 2011

The feud between France’s richest women, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and her daughter is waging on, with the 88-year-old now planning to declare “nuclear war”.

The feud between France’s richest women, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and her daughter is waging on, with the 88-year-old now planning to declare “nuclear war”.

Speaking to the Journal du Dimanche, her lawyer, Jean-Rene Farthouat, said Bettencourt was ready for battle and would attempt to reclaim the €15 billion in shares that she previously gave François Bettencourt-Meyers.

"I saw Liliane Bettencourt on Friday, and she is in favour of nuclear war," he said.

September 30, 2011

Prosecutors in France have launched an investigation to find out whether anyone exploited L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, following the release of the octogenarian’s medical results.

Prosecutors in France have launched an investigation to find out whether anyone exploited L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, following the release of the octogenarian’s medical results.

Eighty-eight-year-old Bettencourt, who along with her daughter collectively owns 31% of cosmetics giant L’Oreal, recently underwent a medical examination to determine her mental status.

September 6, 2011

When somebody as eccentric as Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress, says she believes something, you might consider that a reductio ad absurdum of the position. Last week she, along with some other wealthy French people, said that the rich ought to pay more tax.

When somebody as eccentric as Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress, says she believes something, you might consider that a reductio ad absurdum of the position. Last week she, along with some other wealthy French people, said that the rich ought to pay more tax.

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