10. Lilian Bettencourt met her end of life completely deaf and demented, surrounded by her dogs, servants, and caregivers. She no longer recognized anyone around her nor could she remember who Banier was. The last time she spoke about him was in 2012, answering the questions of the investigator.
“Of course, he took advantage of me, a little, but that doesn’t matter. I don’t deny his faults, but I was a victim of my own enthusiasm. If he took my money, I don’t really care. I accept the consequences of my mistakes, I’m not going to sit and cry about it.” – Lillian Bettencourt said.
And in the end, Francoise managed to defend the “L’Oreal” empire from “predators” and increase the wealth, all for the sake of keeping the family wealth within the circle of the family. There is someone to inherit that wealth. And Francoise took care of that.