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The founder of eBay devotes his time and money to the fight against poverty as well as misinformation on the internet.
A visionary already assured of his place in computing history, thanks to Google, Larry Page still has many irons in the fire.
The scions of the Aldi founders preside over a supermarket empire with annual turnover in excess of $80 billion.
Chile’s wealthiest individual, Iris Fontana took control of her husband Andrónico Luksic Abaroa’s businesses following his death in 2005.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego is one of Mexico’s most prominent businessmen and the owner of Grupo Salinas.
Ranked by Forbes as the richest man in the world from 2010-13, Carlos Slim Helú remains the richest man in Mexico.
Known to the general public as the co-founder of Facebook, these days Eduardo Saverin presides over his own fintech empire.
Mexico’s second-wealthiest man, Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco, has led Grupo México for a quarter of a century.
The president of family-investment company FFP, Robert Peugeot has spent much of his career steering the fortunes of Peugeot and Citroën.
Russia’s richest businessman is also one of its most discreet.