Who's who among the Peruvian billionaires

15 March 2015

Six super-wealthy Peruvians are included in the latest edition of the Forbes ranking of the world’s richest individuals. As in the past, the global list is led by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, whose fortune is reckoned to be worth $79.2 billion. Also as in the past, the wealthiest Latin American by far is Mexico’s Carlos Slim.

The wealthiest Peruvian on the list is Carlos Rodríguez Pastor, whose fortune is worth $2.1 billion. He is the president of the board of Interbank, as well as head of Intercorp Perú, Intercorp Financial Services and InRetail Perú Corp. He is a director of the Interseguro insurance company and the general manager of Intercorp Financial Services.

He is followed by Ana María and Rosa Bescia Cafferata, who inherited the fortunes of the Grupo Breca, who have $1.6 billion each. Grupo Breca is a large conglomerate with interests in agriculture, finance, hotels, manufacturing, mining, fishmeal and real estate.

Then comes Eduardo Belmont Anderson, president of Belcorp with a fortune worth $1.3 billion. Belcorp manufactures cosmetics and has interests in many Latin American countries. He is followed in the ranking by Vito Rodríguez Rodríguez, vice-president of Grupo Gloria with a fortune valued at $1.2 billion. The Rodríguez family has interests in food companies across Latin America, as well as in agribusiness in Peru.

Finally, in sixth place is Jorge Rodríguez Rodríguez, Vito’s brother and president of Grupo Gloria. His fortune is put at $1.1 billion.

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