Forbes Ranking: who are the Argentines in the list of the richest people in the world

Forbes magazine published the ranking of the richest businessmen in the world, at number 36, where you can see that the war, the pandemic and slow markets hit the billionaires this year: in this edition there are 2668, 87 less than in the previous one. In this group, which has a collective value of US$12.7 billion (US$400,000 less than in 2021), there are six Argentines.

Is about Mark Galperinfounder and CEO of Mercado Libre; Gregorio Perez Companc; Alberto Roemmerowner of the laboratories that bear his last name; Alexander Bulgheronifrom the oil investment group; Eduardo Constantini, owner of Consultatio; Y Edward Eurnekian, from Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, among other companies. Brothers also appear Paolo and Gianfelice Rocca(Techint Group) although the publication considers them to have Italian nationality.

The founder of Mercado Libre, who grew year after year, went down a few steps this time. He fell to 764th place, dropping out of the select group of the world’s 500 richest that he joined last year, when he ranked 440th. According to Forbes magazine, his fortune is US$3.9 billion..

Mark GalperinMartin Lucesole – THE NATION

They are the leaders of the Techint group, the industrial firm founded by his grandfather Agostino in 1945, in Argentina. The firm specializes in the production of steel and tubes for the oil industry, in addition to being active in the exploitation of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) and in health issues. The firm, which is formally headquartered in Luxembourg, employs 52,000 people around the world and bills more than US$22 billion a year. According to Forbes, the family’s wealth grew $200 million in 2021 to $3.9 billion.

Paolo Rocca, CEO of Techint.
Paolo Rocca, CEO of Techint.VERA ROSENBERG

The businessman, now retired, represents the entire family in the Forbes ranking. Among its companies were Servicios Especiales San Antonio SA, Petroquímica Cuyo SAIC, Minera Sierra Grande SA, Somargen SA, Petrosur SA, Banco Río de la Plata SA, La Patagonia Compañía de Seguros SA and PeCom Agropecuaria SA, many of which they were sold to Petrobras in 2002. He has a fortune of US$2.8 billion.

Gregorio Perez Companc
Gregorio Perez CompancFRANCISCO CIAVAGLIA

The fortune of this businessman, owner of the homonymous laboratory, fell from US$3,000 million to US$2,400 million, but still climbed a few positions in the ranking, going from position 1444 last year to 1292 this year.

Alberto Roemmer
Alberto RoemmerALFREDO HERMS / ARCHIVE

The fortune of Alejandro Bulgheroni, a man who works in the oil and gas business, amounts to US$1.9 billion, which placed it in position 1,579 on the Forbes list (down 654 positions, from position 925 in which it was located in the previous edition).

Alexander Bulgheroni
Alexander BulgheroniArchive

The owner of Consultatio, dedicated to real estate, and founder of Malba, was not in the ranking last year. This year he ranked 1929, with a fortune that, according to Forbes, is US$1.5 billion..

Edward Constantine
Edward Constantine

Argentinian of Armenian origin, Eduardo Eurnekian (88) owns a fortune estimated at US$1.5 billion. He is a mentor to dozens of companies, with more than 10,000 employees. He rose in the Forbes ranking, going from 2,263 in 2021 to the current 1,929.

Edward Eurnekian
Edward EurnekianFernando Massobrio / LA NACION – File

In the privileged circle of the top ten positions among the world’s billionaires are: 1) Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, with US $ 219,000 million; 2) Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon, with US$171,000 million; 3) Bernardo Arnault and family, from LVMH, with US$158,000 million; 4) Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, with US$129 billion; 5) Warren Buffett, of Berkshire Hathaway, with US$118,000 million; 6) Larry Page, co-founder of Google, with US$111,000 million; 7) Sergey Brin, of Google, with US$107,000 million; 8) Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, with US$106 billion; 9) Steve Ballmer of Microsoft with $91.4 billion and 10) Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries with $90.7 billion.

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Forbes Ranking: who are the Argentines in the list of the richest people in the world