Forbes presents the list of the richest men in Mexico
Forbes magazine presented its annual list of the richest men in Mexico and although they announce some changes in the list, the publication ensures that there are no big surprises.
The list shows the profile of the 36 men with the greatest public fortunes in the country despite the global context, such as the trade wars between China and the United States or the T-MEC (Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, the United States, and Canada), they keep their fortune. Forbes also mentions that despite the country's internal changes, businessmen have remained.
The first place is for Carlos Slim Helú, who according to the publication remains the richest man in Mexico with 64 billion dollars, despite the losses he had last year. Its main business, América Móvil represents 54.2% of its business, but it faces variations due to the regulation of tariffs, which caused its fortune to go from 67 billions one hundred million dollars to 64 billion.
The second place is for Germán Larrea Mota Velasco, owner of Grupo México that is dedicated to the exploitation of the mining concessions in the national territory, which contributed to that it amassed a fortune of 13 billion 300 million dollars.
The third place is occupied by Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of Televisión Azteca, as well as banking through Banco Azteca, mining concessions and energy-related projects that made him exceed 11 billion one hundred million dollars and grow his fortune by 5 billion Dollars.
Alberto Bailléres, the owner of the Bal group, came to fourth place with a wealth estimated at 7 billion 400 million dollars, thanks to his miner Peñoles, El Palacio de Hierro, ITAM, GNP group, and others.
The first woman on the 2019 list is Eva Gonda de Rivera, who is fifth and who is the widow of Eugenio Garza, who was president of Grupo Femsa, which is responsible for bottling and distributing Coca-Cola, so her fortune came at 6 billion 700 million dollars.
María Asunción Aramburuzabala also appears in the list in the sixth place; Jerónimo Arango, in eighth place, the Servitje family, owner of Grupo Bimbo, in the eleventh place; Carlos Hank Rhon in the thirteenth position.
It is worth mentioning that these same Mexicans included up to position 27, in which Emilio Azcárraga Jean is located, appear in the list made worldwide, that is, they are also included among the richest in the world.