Chile is regarded as a high income economy by the World Bank and is one of South America's most prosperous and stable economy. However, there is widespread economic inequality. Mining is one of the most important pillars of the economy and have produced its wealthiest individual. Iris Fontbona is currently the richest person in Chile. Her source of wealth derives from mining.
Native to Chile, Iris Fontbona married Andronico Luksic and had three children with him. Her husband was the creator of one of the world's top copper mining companies known as Antofagasta.
During his childhood, his father was an active member of Hitler's SS and was investigated for his role in the Auschwitz camp. Following the end of World War II, the family escaped to Chile. Horst Paulmann opened up the Hipermercados Jumbo in 1976.
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.
Born in Chile, Eliodoro Matte Ossa is one of the nation's top entrepreneurs. His parents were Elidoro Matte Ossa and Maria Larrain Vial. They had started the family company through the initial purchase of a share in the Bolsa de Comercia de Santiago and work as brokers.
Born on October 2, 1943, Patricia Matte is a member of the powerful Matte Family. Through the hard work of her grandfather and father, Patricia and her brothers Eliodoro and Bernardo were able to take over the helm of the the thriving family business.
Maria Luisa Solari Falabella inherited a great deal of her net worth. In 1889, her great-grandfather started the company known as SACI Falabella.
Juan Cuneo Solari is on the list of richest Chileans due to his family's retail business. In 1889, Salvatore Falabella decided to begin a tailor shop. An immigrant from Italy, he worked hard to expand the business.
Native to Chile, Teresa Matilde Solari Falabella is an heiress. As an adult, she inherited a fortune that is now worth $3.4 billion. Her family owns and operates SACI Falabella.
Native to Chili, Piero Solari Donaggio received his net worth from his family. His ancestor, Salvatore Falabella, first began a tailor shop in 1889. By the 1930s, descendants in the family had started to expand...
Native to Chile, Alvaro Saieh Bendeck's ancestors were originally from Palestine. Starting in 1996, he took over as the vice-chairman with Corpbanca S.A.
Born on December 1, 1949, Sebastian Pinera is the current president of Chile. He originally began his career as an investor and entrepreneur. Before long, he managed to position himself as the only owner of the Chilevision broadcasting company.
As a prominent member of society, Luis Enrique Yarur Rey is a common sight in Chilean society. He is a member of numerous social clubs and is active in the community.
Born on July 30, 1948, Roberto Angelini Rossi is an engineer and billionaire in Chile. He grew up as an only son. As an adult, he married an architect called Ana Maria Amadori.
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.