The Besnier family is one of the famous families in France because they own the largest dairy company named Lactalis. Today will talk about Marie Besnier Beauvalot, who currently inherited the shares of Lactalis after the death of her father, Michael Besnier. Michael was the former CEO of the company. Moreover, she is also the granddaughter of Andre Besnier who is the founder of Besnier Group.
Marie is one of the youngest billionaires who hold 355 positions in the Forbes list. Also, she is a married woman, whereas she was married to Stephane Beauvalot.
Early years of Marie Besnier Beauvalot
Marie Besnier Beauvalot was born on July 30, 1980, in Laval, France. She is the youngest daughter of Michael Besnier and Christiane Besnier. Moreover, Marine grew up with her two siblings Emmanuel Besnier and Jean-Michael Besnier. She hasn’t revealed any information about her educational background. But she is one of the many billionaires without a college degree.
Michael Besnier was the son of late Andre Besnier, who was the founder of Lactalis company. Therefore Marie is the granddaughter of Andre. First, Michael Besnier inherited the company after his father Andre and became the chairman in 1955. After that, he changed the name of the company to Besnier SA. In 1999 Michael changed the name of the company ever since then the name stayed the same.
Shareholder of Lactalis
Sadly in 2000, CEO of Lactalis Michael Besnier passed away, and then Marie inherited 20.7% shares of the company. Marie’s father died in their home in Marbella, Spain, and soon after, his will was represented to his family. After Marie’s father died, he left the business to his three children and wife.
And currently, she is working alongside her two brothers in the company. While her big brother Emmanuel is holding the CEO position of Lactalis.
Marie is a professional lady who keeps her private life away from the media. But it’s hard to keep yourself in a lowkey while the world has an eye on you. However, she could hardly hide her marital relationship away from the media. Yes, Maria is a married woman, and she is married to her longtime boyfriend turned wife Stephane Beauvalot. The couple began their dating journey in 2002 and dated for six years before getting married.
The pair got married on August 28, 2008, in Yonne, Bourgogne, France. The pair exchanged their wedding vows at Saint Aubin Chateau Neuf, Le Val d’Ocre. After their marriage, the couple lives in Marie’s ancestral home in Laval, Mayenne, France.
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Billionaire announced by Forbes
Being involved in the family business, Maire has earned quite a lot of money. By the time she inherited the company, her net worth was $2.5 billion at that time. However, she worked some part of the company alongside her older brother, and in recent years, she increased her net worth up to $2.5 billion. Therefore, her current net worth is $4.7billion.
According to Forbes, she is in the eight places in the Forbes list of the world’s richest billionaires under the age of 40. And in the list of world wealthiest billionaires in the world, she holds 355th position in the Forbes list.