#BossLatinas: Meet Some Of The Richest Latinas In The World

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These Latinas have built themselves strong careers and made names for themselves in their industries. Like all successful people, the more the worked, the more they were worth becoming some of the richest Latinas in the world. They are running billion-dollar conglomerate groups and taking names in the world of entertainment. Meet the women who have amassed fortunes across Latin America and the U.S.

Iris Fontbona

We start off this list with one of the richest women in the world. Chilean businesswoman Iris Fontbona gained her fortune, which currently sits at $18B, by inheriting Antofagasta PLC, a Santiago-based mining company, after her husband’s death.

María Asunción Aramburuzabala

This Mexican business woman has a current net worth with *a lot* of commas. $6 billion to be exact. Via her father, she inherited a stake in the Grupo Modelo beer company, which was sold to AB InBev for $20 billion in 2013.

Eva Gonda de Rivera

Right under Aramburuzabala sits Mexican businesswoman and heiress Eva Gonda de Rivera. She owns a majority stake in FEMSA, which has convenience stores and bottling plants in Mexico and Latin America. Her net worth is $5.6 billion.

Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti

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Listed as one of the wealthiest Brazilians, Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti currently has a net worth of $2.1B according to Forbes. Her father founded the conglomerate group Grupo Votorantim, which has operations in more than 20 countries.

Sofia Vergara

She might not be in the top 20 list of richest women in America according to Forbes, but Sofia Vergara is one of the wealthiest Latino celebrities in the U.S. The “Modern Family” actress has current earnings of $42.5M, boosted by her acting roles and endorsements with products such as Head and Shoulders, Pepsi and CoverGirl.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jenny from the Block is living it up in a block that has a nice zipcode. Also listed as one of the wealthiest Latino celebs, Jennifer Lopez took in earnings of $37M back in 2014. With the songs and television appearances since then, we’re sure she is padding her bank account with even more money.

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Former administrator of the Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet has been able to wear many hats that have helped her amass a fortune. She has started a marketing and research firm, as well as a bank aiming to help small Latino-owned businesses. Last year, CNBC included her on its list of 5 self-made Hispanic immigrant millionaires.


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