Mexico’s Wealthiest People

MP Mexico News Staff

Forbes, the magazine of the business class, has released their annual list of the world’s richest folks. Warren Buffett (related to Jimmy, so we’re guessing he’s a good guy) tops the list at $62 billion, which, and we digress, is the tab for 5 months of Iraq war costs to the U.S. taxpayer. Mexico’s I-sell-everything Carlos Slim moved ahead of Bill Gates at # 2, with $60 billion.  But he is not the only Mexican to make the billionaire cut. Alberto Bailleres, chairman of Industrias Penoles, is # 85 in the world with $9.8 billion.

The rest of Mexico billionaires are:
#3  German Larrea Mota-Velasco     $7.3 billion     Grupo Mexico
#4  Ricardo Salinas Pliego                   $6.3 billion     Grupo Electra
#5  Jeronimo Arango                           $4.3 billion     TV Azteca
#6  Isaac Saba Raffoul                         $2.1 billion     Bodega Aurrera
#7  Roberto Hernandez                       $1.7 billion     Former CEO Banamex, Resorts
#8  Emilio Azcarraga Jean                  $1.6 billion     Grupo Televisa
#9  Alfredo Harp Helu                         $1.6 billion     Slim’s cousin, DF baseball team
#10Lorenzo Zambrano                       $1.5 billion      Cemex CEO

Notably absent from the list are the drug cartel bosses, who presumably don’t divulge that information. For the complete Forbes list, with profiles, click to