• Marie Besnier Beauvalot is the daughter of Michael Besnier and Christiane, owners of the Lactalis Group, the largest dairy products corporation in the world.
• She inherited 20.7% of the Lactalis group following her father’s death in 2000 and her net worth is now estimated at $4.6 billion.
• Marie is married to Stephane Beauvalot and has three children with him.
• Her brothers, Jean-Michel and Emmanuel Besnier, also inherited shares of the company and have a net worth of $4.6 and $13.2 billion respectively.
• Emmanuel is the CEO of Lactalis and is married to Sandrine with whom he has three children.


Who is Marie Besnier Beauvalot?

Besnier family is one of the most prominent families in France; she is the daughter of Michael Besnier and his wife Christiane, owners of the Lactalis Group, the largest dairy products corporation in the world, and only second to Danone in France in food production. She has inherited shares of the Lactalis, following her father’s death.

So, do you want to find out more about Marie Besnier Beauvalot, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to this prominent businesswoman and heir to one of the largest corporations in France.

Marie Besnier Beauvalot Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Marie Besnier was born on the 30th July 1980, in Laval, France; she is the youngest in the family and an only female child, as she has two older brothers, Jean-Michel Besnier, who is the oldest, and Emmanuel, who is the middle child. Unfortunately, Marie hasn’t shared anything in regards to her educational background, but according to sources, she never attended any university, which makes her one of many billionaires without a college degree.

Career and Net Worth

Following her father’s death in 2000, Marie inherited 20.7% of the Lactalis group; Michel Besnier died at the age of 71 at his home in Marbella, Spain, and soon after his death, the will was read by family’s legal representative, which stated that Marie, like her brothers, would inherit a certain number of shares of the company.

Marie Besnier Beauvalot

She has since been involved in the company’s operation, and from $2.5 billion worth in 2000, she now has a wealth of $4.6 billion, which has put her on numerous Forbes lists; for example she is in eighth place on the list of the world’s richest billionaires under the age of 40, and is currently in 355th place on the list of all the billionaires in the world. Pretty impressive, don’t you agree?

Marie Besnier Beauvalot Personal Life, Marriage, Children

Marie is a rather private person and hasn’t shared much of the information from her personal endeavors. However, when you are one of the richest persons in the world, it is hard to keep all things private. As a result, we have discovered that Marie is married, and that her husband is Stephane Beauvalot. The wedding ceremony was held on the 28th August 2008 in Yonne, Bourgogne France; they reside in the family ancestral home in Laval, Mayenne, France. Unfortunately, Marie hasn’t shared any information about whether she has children or not.

Marie Besnier Beauvalot Family

Now that we have shared all there is to know about Marie, let’s look at some information about her father and brothers. Her father, Michel Besnier was born on the 18th September 1928, in Laval, Mayenne, France and was the son of Andre Besnier, who was the founder of the Lactalis, then known as Besnier SA.

Michel took over the chairman’s role of Lactalis in 1955, having joined the company in 1946. He officially changed the name of the company to Lactalis in 1999. Jean-Michel Besnier was born on the 5th June 1967, and is the oldest child of Michel and Christianne Besnier. Just like his sister and brother, he inherited shares of the company, and his net worth is now estimated at $4.6 billion. Unfortunately, there is no information about his personal life, so if he is married or single is lacking at the moment.

Emmanuel Besnier

Emmanuel Besnier was born on the 18th September 1970; he received his education at the Lycée de l’Immaculée-Conception, a Roman Catholic private lycée in Laval, while he also graduated with a business degree from the ISG Business School in Paris. Unlike his siblings, Emmanuel was a part of the family corporation before his father’s death.

It was in 1995 that he joined Lactalis as a director of development, and once his father died, Emmanuel took over the CEO role, in charge of all Lactalis operations. It was in 2017 that the company had to recall 12 million salmonella-contaminated boxes of baby milk from 83 countries, as a result of which Emmanuel had a brief meeting with the French finance minister Bruno Lemaire. Luckily, all went well for the company, and it has continued with its operations. Emmanuel is a rather private person and rarely shares his plans and ideas with the public, for which he has been called “the invisible billionaire”.

Net Worth and Personal Life

Since he has taken over the CEO role and inherited the shares of Lactalis, his net worth has increased to a large degree, and according to authoritative sources, it is estimated at $13.2 billion, as of mid- 2019. Emmanuel is a married man, and his wife’s name is Sandrine; she is Laval native and the two met at the lycee at the Basilique Norte-Dame d’Avesnieres in Laval. The couple has three children together. They have several residences across France, including a chateau in Entrammes near Laval, and a summer house on the île de Ré.

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