Liliane Bettencourt

World's richest woman, L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dead at 94

World's richest woman, L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dead at 94

Bettencourt was ranked the richest woman in the world in 2016 by Forbes, with a fortune of $39.5bn (£29bn), which also gave her the status of the 14th richest person in the world.

Sep 22, 2017, 10:10 AM IST

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine`s annual list of the world`s richest people, as Facebook Inc`s Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan ploughed new air by making the list for the first time.

Mar 03, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

Fresh setback for Sarkozy as French court rejects diary plea

A French court threw out a plea by Nicolas Sarkozy against the seizure of his diaries by judges probing a corruption case.

Mar 11, 2014, 22:27 PM IST

French court upholds Sarkozy vote funding probe

A French appeals court ruled on Tuesday an investigation could proceed into former president Nicolas Sarkozy on accusations he duped L`Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating election campaign funds.

Sep 24, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

Charges against Sarkozy could be dropped

French prosecutor has asked for charges to be dropped against former President Nicolas Sarkozy in an investigation into his campaign finances.

Jun 29, 2013, 00:12 AM IST

Charges against Nicolas Sarkozy `unthinkable`: Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni has dismissed the accusation that Nicolas Sarkozy took advantage of the mental weakness of Liliane Bettencourt to finance his rise to power.

Mar 28, 2013, 12:18 PM IST

Sarkozy’s lawyers strongly deny ‘exploiting L`Oreal heiress’ claim

Lawyer for former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has rejected claims of exploiting the mental frailty of the country`s richest woman to raise election funds as ‘flawed’.

Mar 23, 2013, 12:52 PM IST

Sarkozy under formal probe in ‘illegal Bettencourt donations’ claim

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over claims his 2007 election campaign received illegal donations from the country’s richest woman.

Mar 22, 2013, 09:39 AM IST

Sarkozy creates replica of ‘Champs-Elysées office’

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has recreated an exact replica of his old French presidential office at his new Paris base.

Jul 06, 2012, 11:26 AM IST

Govt inspectors ease scandal over French minister

French financial inspectors offered a boost to the scandal-hit government by clearing Labour Minister Eric Woerth of accusations that he helped L`Oreal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt evade taxes.

Jul 12, 2010, 11:08 AM IST