Liliane Bettencourt is considered to be France's richest woman. She inherited the controlling share of L'Oreal (if you're a man and don't know what L'Oreal is, ask your wife or girlfriend). She presently owns about 28% of the cosmetics company and has an estimated fortune worth 23 billion dollars (U.S.). Yet her only daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, filed a lawsuit alleging that her 86-year-old mother is incompetent and is being taken advantage of by an artist and photographer described as a "dandy" and a "charmer" according to this article in The Australian.
Meyers' lawyer charges that Francois-Marie Banier has exploited Bettencourt to the tune of more 1.3 billion dollars in "gifts". Bettencourt strongly disagrees. She says she was examined by a psychiatrist a couple days before Christmas and proved she was competent. She calls Banier a long-time friend of 20 years, both to her and to her late husband. While she admits giving him valuable gifts, including a Picasso and a Matisse, the value is small compared to her total net worth.