Meet 5 of Mexico’s Wealthiest People
Every time people are thinking of nations with millionaires and billionaires, they, more often than not, forget to think of Mexico. This nation has seen some significant figures in the arenas, with quantities of multi-millionaires in Mexico, which has exceeded the worldwide average.
Specifically, these people altogether are holding around 43 percent of the individual wealth of Mexico. For three consecutive years, the world's richest man before Bill Gates hailed from Mexico, who took the topmost position in 2014.
You're probably too eager already to now, who, are at least, Mexico's top 5 wealthiest people. A lot of millionaires have gotten their riches in varying industries. Among them is foreign exchange (Forex) trading with the brokers of the Mexican Foreign.
Nevertheless, most of the wealthiest Mexicans acquired their wealth via the Television sector, and through the mining of natural resources like silver and copper. Below are 5 of the many wealthiest people in Mexico according to their net worth.
Today, Carlos Hank Rhon is the 10th riches Mexican recorded with $2.1 Billion net worth. At age 71, Carlos completed a degree in engineering at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico. His father, Carlos Hank Gonzalez, was a famous politician of his time when he served as Mexico City's mayor, the Agriculture secretary, and his home state's governor.
This billionaire got his luck in the banking industry from which now, he is known as the owner of Grupo Hermes. This industrial conglomerate has interests in various sectors, including energy, infrastructure, auto dealership, and tourism.
With a net worth of $5.4 billion, Antonio Del Valle Ruiz belongs to a well-known family of billionaires. He is also a distinguished industrialist and banker joining the ranks of the billionaires for the first time this year. He started in the banking industry as being among the very few who were also considered survivors of the nationalization in the early 80s, and the collapse of the peso in the middle of the 90s decade.
In 2002, Antonio sold "Grupo Financiero Bital to HSBC Holdings," and at present, he is a shareholder in Popular Español, a Spanish Bank, and Grupo Financiero BX+, a new business in banking. Other than baking, this billionaire also has a 4-billion-dollar stake in Mexichem, a chemical maker, and is among the biggest plastic tube makers in the world with a $7.8-billion market cap.
Jeronimo Arango, the third on this list of the wealthiest people in Mexico, died just earlier this day. Born in 1925, he began his journey to the life of a wealthy man at the age of 33. At that time, he was in New York for a visit and acquired his idea for the business while observing people who stood in long lines in the stores hoping to get their discount on their respective purchases.
Following this, he opened shops in Mexico and began the business with his two other siblings. Together, they established a chain of supermarkets called "Aurrera," which turned out to be a huge success that resulted in him, along with his brothers, becoming among Mexico's wealthy people. Even until his death, Jeronimo was ranked Mexico's 7th richest man with a $4.3-billion net worth.
Eva Gonda de Rivera is known as Mexico's wealthiest woman. She earned a bachelor's degree in arts and science. With a net worth of $6.7 Billion, Eva's wealth came from Eugenio Gara LAguera, her husband, who was formerly the chairman FEMSA, a "bottling, logistics and retail conglomerate." It was from the beverage sector where the ex-chairman got the majority of his fortune.
To date, he is regarded as among the most popular millionaires of Mexico. After Eugenio died in 2008, he left FEMSA's large stakes to Eva and their four daughters. Currently, Eva's son-in-law manages the company from which she is not involved in FEMSA's operation.
With a $10.4-billioin net worth, Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez ranks Mexico's, third-richest man. At 87, this rich man controls the Grupo Nacional Provincial insurance company. His familiarization in the business came at an early age because of his father, Raul Bailleres, who started building their family empire.
He was only 28 then when he began to lead a position at Grupo BAL following his father's death. Meanwhile, Alberto acquired most of his wealth in mining since he leads Industrias Penoles, the second-largest mining firm in Mexico, also the most significant silver miner of the world.
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