Patricia Angelini Rossi is on the list of Chilean billionaires due to her family's business. Her late uncle, Anacleto, spent his life creating the Angelini Group. This conglomerate encompasses gasoline, copper, fishing and mining interests. It has been growing over the last few decades and recently made deals with the Colombian Proenergia oil company for a 59 percent stake.
Altogether, the Angelini Group owns more forest land than any other individual or business in Latin America. The company owns four million acres. Arauco, the Angelini Group's forest company, recently entered the North American marketplace with the 2012 purchase of Flakeboard.
Patricia Angelini Rossi's brother, Roberto, took over the leadership of the Angelini Group after Anacleto's death. In 2009, he made a deal to use Stora Enso's expertise. This Scandinavian paper maker helped the Angelini Group to create a eucalyptus pulp mill in Latin America. Extremely private, Patricia Angelini Rossi seldom grants interviews and avoids publicity. She is currently married and has three children with her husband.
Through her inheritance and earnings with the Angelini Group, Patricia Angelini Rossi has managed to accumulate a total net worth of $1 billion. According to Forbes Magazine, she is the 12th richest person in Chile and the 1,270th richest person in the world.