10, 50 and 100 years ago in France – February 2020

What happened in Febuary 10, 50, and 100 years ago? Biggest donation, a yellow leader and a world record

FEBRUARY 2010: Making-up a fortune

On February 11, L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt made the biggest single private donation to a foundation in French history.

She wrote a cheque for €552million to the Bettencourt-Schueller foundation, which she set up with her daughter to fund research and business innovation.

She was the only child of the founder of ...

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