• Marie Besnier Beauvalot is an 8th place billionaire on the Forbes list of world's richest billionaires under the age of 40.
• She and her brothers have increased their company's worth from $2.5 billion to $4.6 billion in less than 20 years.
• Marie is married to Stephane Beauvalot and they live in Laval, France.
• She enjoys travelling, shopping, dancing and singing, and is a philanthropist.
• Her brother Emmanuel is nicknamed ‘the invisible billionaire’ and has a net worth of $13.2 billion.

Who is Marie Besnier Beauvalot? Wiki Bio

Marie Besnier was born in Laval, Mayenne, France on 30 July 1980 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds French nationality – Marie is known for inheriting billions of dollars in 2000.

Early life and education

Marie spent her childhood in Laval, where she was raised by her father Michel Besnier who was the CEO of Lactalis multinational dairy products corporation from 1995 to 2000, and her mother Christiane Besnier who was a housewife. Marie’s grandfather was Andre Besnier who founded the Besnier Group in 1933, which became Lactalis in 1999 – Marie has two brothers named Jean-Michel Besnier and Emmanuel Besnier, who is currently the CEO at Lactalis.

Marie attended a private high school in Laval, but didn’t enroll at college afterwards – she is one of many billionaires in the world who do not have a college degree.

Marie’ career

Together with her brothers, Marie inherited the entire Lactalis company on 11 June 2000 after the death of their father Michel, in his home in Marbella, Spain at the age of 71. Marie has actively been working in the company since 2000, and she and her brothers have improved the company’s worth from $2.5 billion to $4.6 billion in less than 20 years, despite the company being fined $65 million in 2015 for conducting anti-competitive practices.

Marie currently holds eighth place on the list of world’s richest billionaires under the age of 40, compiled by “Forbes” global media company, while she is 355th on the list of all billionaires.

Marie and her company were fined $65 million in 2015 for conducting anticompetitive practices.

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Love life and marriage

Marie met Stephane Beauvalot at an event in Paris – the two began dating in 2002 and were together for six years before marrying on 28 August 2008 at a ceremony held in Yonne, Bourgogne. They do not have any children, and are currently living in Laval.

Hobbies and other interests

Marie enjoys living the luxurious life, and often attends red carpet events – she is a shopaholic and is always seen wearing expensive dresses and lingerie. She began taking dancing and singing classes at a very early age, and has learned how to play the piano and how to dance several styles – travelling is her main hobby, and she has been all around the world with her two brothers.

She enjoys tasting various cuisines, with her favorites being Chinese and Italian.

Marie is a big lover of animals, and began volunteering at animal shelters as a teenager – her family had several pet animals, while they have donated quite an amount of money to a fund created for the preservation of endangered species. Marie and all her family are philanthropists, and have donated large amounts of money to charity throughout the years, mostly going to support underprivileged children and orphanages.

Appearance and net worth

Marie is 39 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs) – her net worth is over $4.6 billion as of late 2019.

Marie’s family

Marie’s father Michel was born on 18 September 1928, in Laval – his zodiac sign was Virgo and he held French nationality. Michel began working with father Andre Besnier after he founded the company Lactalis, taking control of the company in 1955 at the age of 27.

Marie’s older brother Jean-Michel Besnier is the first child of Michel and Christiane, born on 5 June 1967 with his zodiac sign being Gemini – he shares Marie’s net worth of over $4.6 billion and is more or less involved in company’s business.

Emmanuel Besnier, the second son of Michel and Christiana, was born on 18 September 1970 – his birth sign is Virgo and he holds French nationality as well. He studied at the private Roman Catholic Lycee de I’lmmaculee-Conception, then enrolled at the ISG Business School located in Paris, graduating with a business degree in 1992 – he began working alongside his father and learning about the business at a very early age. In 1995 at the age of 25, Emmanuel became the director of development at Lactalis and then the CEO after his father’s death.

In 2017, the company faced problems after it had to recall 12 million boxes of baby milk which were contaminated by salmonella – the boxes were being sold in 83 countries. Emmanuel called an emergency meeting with Bruno Lemaire, the French finance minister, with whom he discussed the matter and luckily for the Besnier family, the company continued its work as before.

Emmanuel has been given the nickname ‘the invisible billionaire’, due to fact that he keeps all of his personal matters to himself, and stays away from the media’s attention – his net worth is over $13.2 billion. He met his wife Sandrine at the lycee Basilique Notre-Dame d’Avesnieres and the two married after six years of dating – they have three children together, and numerous properties around France such as a chateau in Entrammes, and a summer house on the ile de Re.

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    • they look almost alike & latina – are they related? – or just gene twins? – it’s incredible – someone should do a profile on youtube

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