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Richest Women in Latin America

The Woman Post has been highlighting those women at all latitudes who have accumulated great fortunes in different economic and productive sectors.

The Woman Post | Maria Claudia Londoño

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In Latin America, these women stand out, among others, of which we will mention their trajectories.

Reviewing the "Billionaires" list, from Forbes magazine, of 1,095 people whose personal capital exceeds 1,000 million dollars, 234 are women and it is established that 67 of them created their fortune by themselves, without being heirs or because of processes We mention some that lead the lists for the figures in their investment coffers and business journey.

Iris Fontbona, based in Chile, inherited an immense fortune from her husband, who died in 2005, the Croatian Andrónico Luksic. In the Forbes list, she is among the 10 most powerful women on the planet. Its investments and revenues come from the mining sector and the sale of beverages, among the companies that we can mention, is Antofagasta Minerals, the ninth largest copper manufacturer in the world and the main private Chilean mining group listed on the London Stock Exchange, the conglomerate group Quiñenco, Banco de Chile, beverages, food, manufacturing, energy, transport, and port services.

Lucía Maggi, considered the richest woman in Brazil, is cofounder of the Andre Maggi Group, also known as Amaggi, a company she founded with her husband who passed away in 2001 and manages one of Brazil's largest producers of soybeans and other commodities. The André e Lucia Maggi Foundation, created in 1997, has four business areas: agribusiness, where it stands out as the largest soybean producer in the world; commodities; generation and commercialization of electrical energy; logistics and port operations and multimodal transport.

The mission of this foundation is to transform people and communities for sustainable development by carrying out actions to strengthen the social role of young people and leaders, strategic community social investment, and leadership training through intersectoral networks for local development.

Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala. She got into the business because of a promise she made to her father before his death. Forbes mentions her in fifth place on the list of millionaires in Mexico. She is the heir to the leading beer company in Mexico and manufacturer of the world-renowned Corona, Grupo Modelo, and she has expanded her fortune with great skill and vision, making investments in real estate, technology, banking, or telecommunications.

Known to those closest to her as Mariasun, she has stood out for being the first woman to join the board of directors of the Mexican Stock Exchange and has been actively included in the board of directors of some of the most influential companies. from Mexico.

Also in Mexico is Eva Gonda Rivera, widow of Eugenio Gara Lagüera, executive director of the Femsa food and restaurant group until his death in 2008, leader of the famous sugary drink Coca-Cola, and owner of the Oxxo self-service stores. ; She owns shares in the Heineken company, whose shares she integrated when she sold Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma to this Dutch company.

This is how these women have managed to climb the business world in each of their countries, linking to Boards of Directors, Councils of the economic and sectoral decision of great magnitudes, guiding their decisions in investments and actions that have allowed them to be in these positions in world-renowned rankings, becoming great references in industry and finance.

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