Chile is one of the most expensive countries, so it might come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the world’s mega-rich. Of the 2,755 wealthiest people on the Forbes 2021 list, 9 of them are Chileans. Many of these elite figures belong to famously wealthy Chilean families who have run multinational companies for generations.
The Central Bank of Chile in Santiago serves as the central bank for the country. The Chilean currency is the Chilean peso (CLP). Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, leading Latin American nations in human development, competitiveness, globalization, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption.
Since the beginning of time, this great nation has been able to catapult into being the greatest in the industries that make a country grow. Impeccable individuals from Chile have created corporations, industries, and franchises, and have undertaken humanitarian purposes to capture the minds of the world.
In today’s article, we will take a look at the top 10 richest people in Chile that have created their wealth through creating employment and rising above the challenges to be who they are now according to Forbes
Without wasting much time let’s dive in.
|Rank||Name of Personality||Estimated Net Worth|
|#1||Iris Fontbona||23.3 billion|
|#2||Julio Ponce Lerou||4.1 billion|
|#3||Horst Paulmann||3.3 billion|
|#4||Sebastián Piñera||2.9 billion|
|#5||Jean Salata||2.4 billion|
|#6||Roberto Angelini Rossi||2 billion|
|#7||Alvaro Saieh Bendeck||1.8 billion|
|#8||Patricia Angelini Rossi||1.6 billion|
|#9||Luis Enrique Yarur Rey||1.3 billion|
Below is a short bio on the first two richest people in Chile
Iris Fontbona is the richest person in Chile, the third wealthiest in Latin America, and the tenth wealthiest woman worldwide with an estimated net worth of $23.3 billion. She is a mining magnate media proprietor and widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, from whom she inherited Antofagasta PLC.
Julio Ponce Lerou
The second richest man in Chile is the principal shareholder of Soquimich. Until 1982 he was president of Chilean state-owned forestry company Complejo Forestal y Maderero Panguipulli while he was simultaneously president of CELCO, a wood pulp company.