Bernardo Matte
One of The Richest People In Chile

During the 19th Century, the Matte family began to grow in wealth. Francisco Javier Matte and his wife started a textile store in Santiago, Chile. By 1855, their son Domingo started the Valparaiso bank with his sons. Over the years, the family's wealth has only grown.

Bernardo Matte shares the family fortune with his siblings, Patricia and Eliodoro. The company encompasses shipping, telecommunication, forestry, banking and paper products. Each of the siblings  works in a different part of the company. Currently, the family company is Chile's biggest producer of paper and pulp. It is investing in the Brazilian Guaiba cellulose company. 

Bernardo's role in the business is to oversee the family's stake in Banco Bice and the Colbun electric utility. His brother, Eliodoro, was previously president of the family's holding company, but stepped down to a lesser leadership role in 2011. His sister, Patricia, works on the board of the Instituto Libertad y Desarollo.

This think tank looks at public policy and works on improving social and economic conditions. Bernardo Matte is married to Isabel Izquierdo Wacholtz and has three children. He has a total net worth of $3.7 billion and is an opponent of Chile's Popular Unity party. 

Press Like If You Learnt Something New : )

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." Isaac Newton

The material in this site is purely for educational purposes only. In creating this side we have sourced info from many sites and would like to give credit to where it is due.We do not intend to infringe any website's copyrighted material and we use the information for educational purposes and use information that are public in nature and hopefully protected by freedom of information laws. Also, when I created this website years ago, I took many pictures from the internet that may infringe your copyright. I will be slowly taking all these down and if the picture that belongs to you or your company is still there, please drop me an email and I will remove the pictures. If you found that any article in this website infringe your rights please let us know and we will take it down. Thanks.


References:

Forbes (The ultimate site for billionaire rankings)

CelebrityNetWorth (The ultimate site for net worth of celebrities)

TheRichest (Great site for things about money and rich people)

Wikipedia (Greatest site on earth for lots of information)