Rich in Mexico: who are the Mexican billionaires?

10/04/2020

In the face of the coronavirus crisis, the wealthy classes of the world have not been spared the great onslaught that the pandemic has wreaked on the economy, so the list includes a few names and huge profits that have brought down fortunes in just a few months.

Rich in Mexico. Stock image
Rich in Mexico. Stock image

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.

After the collapse of several fortunes, those who remain at the foot of the barrel in the first positions framed by the business magazine are, first, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, second, Bill Gates, business and computer tycoon, third, Bernard Arnault & Family, business executive of French origin and fourth, Warren Buffet, considered one of the world' s largest investors.

The one who has remained, even though he has lowered his position is the Mexican businessman, Carlos Slim, a character who has remained in the top annual positions for several years. However, 2020 is the exception, because despite continuing to be considered among the lists of the wealthiest, he has fallen to 16th place with a net value of $48.6 billion compared to Bezos who has a total value of $124.4 billion, that is, from a difference of $75.8 billion that makes him the top of the Forbes Billonaire list.

Slim is followed by eleven Mexican incidents in the world economy that the business magazine ranks in the following positions: Ricardo Salinas Pliego and family in 128th place with a net value of $11.4 billion dollars, which is up 0.46% through retail and multimedia businesses; followed by German Larrea Mota Velasco and family with $11.3 billion dollars and a loss of -0. 61% in the mining market, occupying the position number 130; in the 285 is Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez and family with 6.1 billion dollars down by -0.40% also corresponding to the mining business, in addition to being the main shareholder of Grupo Peñoles, Palacio de Hierro and GNP Seguros.

In position 315, is Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala and family, with 5.7 billion dollars, whose sources of investment stand out in the beer market; Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal and family, in position 452 with 4.3 billion dollars, whose main source of income comes from the tequila sector; position 457 was occupied by the recently deceased, Jeronimo Arango with 4.3 billion dollars from retail sales.

Carlos Hank Rhon, chairman of the board of Grupo Financiero Interacciones, Grupo Hermes in position 1123 with a net value of 1.9 billion dollars; position 1328, Roberto Hernández Ramírez, current honorary chairman of the board of Grupo Financiero Citibanamex with 1.8 billion dollars; position 1425 is Antonio Del Valle Ruiz and family, owner of Mexichem with 1. 6 billion dollars coming mostly from the chemical industry; the 1995 position corresponds to Rufino Vigil Gonzalez, president of Industrias CH, from the steel industry with 1.1 billion dollars and finally in the 2042 position is Alfredo Harp Helu and family with 1.1 billion dollars coming from the banking sector.

The list of Mexicans in the Forbes list has also been thinning, as in the case of Emilio Azcarraga, CEO of Televisa Mexico, who despite having been part of the ranking of billionaires for 2019, this year, did not appear in it, due to the uncertainty that his company has suffered amid the global economic balance sheet in the face of the pandemic.

By Mexicanist