Sunday, 22 April 2012

37. Ricardo Salinas Pliego & Family

Ricardo Salinas Pliego & family

Net Worth
$17.4 B As of March 2012
At a Glance
  • Age: 56
  • Source of Wealth: retail, media
  • Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Country of Citizenship: Mexico
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Tecnol√≥gico de Monterrey; Master of Business Administration, Tulane University
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 6
Forbes Lists
Ricardo Salinas Pliego controls Mexico's second largest broadcaster, TV Azteca. But by far the largest chunk of his fortune--$15.3 billion worth-- lies with home electronics retailer Grupo Elektra, which has a finance arm that makes loans to customers, including very low-income ones. Elektra's stock has more than doubled in the past year, pushing Salinas' fortune up by $9.2 billion; Elektra revenue [...] more

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