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People we lost in 2017

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 60: PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 26: Liliane Bettencourt attends the Franck Sorbier show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 at Sotheby's on January 26, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)

Liliane Bettencourt (Oct. 21, 1922 – Sept. 21, 2017)

The L'Oreal heiress, socialite and businesswoman, who was the world's richest woman, has died at the age of 94. Bettencourt, who had left L'Oreal's board in 2012, had been suffering from dementia. A statement by her family said she died "peacefully" at her home. According to Forbes, her net worth as of Sept. 20, 2017 was $39.5 billion.
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