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The Bettencourt affair: the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris

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Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman, and the tenth wealthiest in the entire world. But at 93, she's embroiled in incredible controversy - controversy so great it almost took down the French government. It's all become Europe's biggest scandal in years, uncovering a shadowy corporate history, a buried WWII secret, and much more - so much that the former President of France has become embroiled in the controversy.
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authorSancton, Thomas (Thomas Alexander), 1949-
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display_description"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause celebre that has captivated both France and the world. Liliane Bettencourt is the world's richest woman and the eleventh wealthiest person on the planet, as of 2016. But at ninety-four, she's embroiled in an incredible controversy that has dominated the headlines and ensnared a former president of France in the controversy. Why? [It is] thanks to an artist and photographer named Francois-Marie Banier, who was given hundreds of millions of dollars by Liliane. Liliane's daughter, Francoise, considers Banier a con man and filed a lawsuit against him, but Banier has a far different story to tell. It's all become Europe's biggest scandal in years, uncovering a shadowy corporate history, buried World War II secrets, illicit political payoffs, and much more. Written by Tom Sancton, a Vanity Fair contributor and former Time correspondent currently living in France, The Bettencourt Affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; part business narrative of a glamorous global company with past Nazi connections; and part character-driven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart"--Provided by publisher.
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1381832BookBooksEnglishDutton, [2017]xv, 396 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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subject_facetBanier, François-Marie
Bettencourt, Liliane
Bettencourt, Liliane -- Friends and associates
Billionaires -- France -- Biography
Businesswomen -- France -- Biography
L'Oréal (Firm) -- History
Older women -- France -- Biography
Sarkozy, Nicolas, -- 1955-
Scandals -- France -- Paris -- History -- 21st century
Swindlers and swindling -- France -- Paris -- History -- 21st century
title_displayThe Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris
title_fullThe Bettencourt affair : the world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris / Tom Sancton
title_shortThe Bettencourt affair
title_subthe world's richest woman and the scandal that rocked Paris
topic_facetBanier, François-Marie
Bettencourt, Liliane
Friends and associates
Older women
Sarkozy, Nicolas
Swindlers and swindling