South America

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South America

Argentina: 9 billionaires.

Alejandro Bulgheroni is Argentina’s wealthiest billionaire, with a real time net worth of $2.7 billion and a 2018 net worth of $3 billion. He is ranked number 791 on the Forbes List of Billionaires. He, together with his brother, took over his father’s energy company, Bridas Corp.

Brazil: 43 billionaires.

Jorge Paulo Lemann is Brazil’s wealthiest individual. He has a real time net worth of $19.7 and a 2018 net worth of $27.4 billion. He is ranked at number 29 on the Forbes List of Billionaires. He controls one of the world’s largest beer-brewers and does a lot of investing.

Chile: 11 billionaires.

Chile’s wealthiest billionaire is Iris Fontbona. Her real time net worth is $13.7 billion and her 2018 net worth is $16.3 billion. She is ranked at number 80 of the Forbes List of Billionaires. She inherited her fortune from her husband, Andrónico Luksic, who passed away. He acquired his fortune from mining and producing drinks.

Colombia: 3 billionaires.

Luis Carlos Sarmiento is Colombia’s wealthiest billionaire. He has a real time net worth of $9.3 billion and a 2018 net worth of $12.1 billion. He is ranked at number 123 of the Forbes List of Billionaires. He acquires his wealth through construction and investments.

Peru: 6 billionaires.

Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor is Peru’s wealthiest billionaire. He has a real time net worth of $3.7 billion and a 2018 net worth of $3.4 billion. He is ranked at number 679 on the Forbes List of Billionaires. He acquired his wealth by taking over the Banco Internacional del Peru.

Venezuela: 2 billionaires.

Juan Carlos Escotet is Venezuela’s wealthiest billionaire. His real time net worth is $4.1 billion and his 2018 net worth is $4.4 billion. He is ranked at number 480 on the Forbes List of Billionaires. He acquired his wealth by founding the Caracas-based banking group Banesco