1. Iris Fontbona
Iris Fontbona is the Chile’s billionaire and the widow of late Andronico Luksic who died for cancer in 2005 and he constructs his fortune in beverages mining. He left his wealth and business to his wife and his three sons; Andronico, Jean-Paul and Guillermo. Fontbona with her children controls the Antofagasta Plc that also owns the copper mines in Chile and it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The family also holds the majority shares in “Quinenco” which is publicly traded Chilean conglomerate and has staked in beer, banking, manufacturing, transportation, energy and port services. Family’s others assets include two chains of hotels in Laguna Pored and Adriatic Luxury Resorts in Croatia. Iris Fontbona estimated net worth is US $ 13.6 billion and she is ranked first in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
2. Horst Paulmann
Horst Paulmann is the Chilean-German entrepreneur; retail tycoon and the chairman and CEO of the “Cencosud” which is the biggest retail chain of Chile and the third largest in the South America. He is steadily mounting his retail business across South America and his company Cencosud’s share prices made the largest jump in last four years specially when the Canadian Bank of Nova Scotia has purchased the majority stake of Cencosud’s credit card business. His family also own nearly 59 percent of Cencosud. He opened the first outsized hypermarket in 1976 and now deals in 922 supermarkets in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Chile. Horst Paulmann estimated net worth is US $ 5.2 billion and he is ranked at second in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
3. Eliodoro Matte
Eliodoro Matte is Chilean billionaire businessman with his other siblings and he is the president and the largest shareholder of the Chilean forestry and paper manufacturing company CMPC which is established by his father Eliodoro Matte Ossa. He is also the chairman of the Centro de Estudios Publicos think tank and the CPMS’s holding group which is the primary holding company’s of family. The siblings have also staked in the banking, telecom and the shipping firms. Eliodoro Matte estimated net worth is US $ 2.7 billion and he is ranked third in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
4. Bernardo Matte
Bernardo Matte is the Chilean businessman and billionaire and holds the major stakes of Chile’s largest forestry and paper producer Empresas CMPC which is formed by his father Elidoro Matte. He also own stakes in banking, telecom and in shipping firms. He also oversees the other assets of family that including their stake in Banco Bice where he is also served as the president and electric utility Colbun. Bernardo left his position on the board of Colbun in 2014 and only focus on CMPC and Entel, which is Telecommunications Company in which he and his family holds the majority stakes. Bernardo Matte estimated net worth is US $ 2.3 billion and he is ranked at No. 4 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
5. Patricia Matte
Patricia Matte is the Chilean billionaire and the eldest of her two billionaire siblings Bernardo Matte and Elidoro Matte. She also holds the stakes in the CPMC and also has interests in banking, telecom and in shipping firms. She is also sociologist and the member of the board of Institute of Libertad Desarrollo which is the private think tank that examine the social and economic issues and formed public policy. Patricia Matte estimated net worth is US $ 2.3 billion and she is ranked at No. 5 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
6. Maria Luisa
Maria Luisa is the Chilean billionaire and businesswomen and holds the larger shares of the SACI Falabella which is the retail empire of Chile. She is a great horse breeder and was the director of the Chilean racetrack Hipodromo, but she stepped down as the director for the personals reasons. SACI Falabella also has interests in supermarkets, department stores and in banking and insurance. Maria Luisa estimated net worth is US $ 2.5 billion and she is ranked at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
7. Sebastian Pinera
Sebastian Pinera is the Chilean politician and businessman and served as the 36th president of Chile from 2010 to 2014. He owned the “Chilevision” which is the nationwide broadcasted terrestrial television channel before he becomes the president. He also holds 37 percents stakes in the Lan Airlines and 13 percents in the soccer club Colo-Colo and also has some minor stakes in the Enersis, Quinenco and Soquimich. Sebastian Pinera estimated net worth is US $ 2.4 billion and he is ranked at No. 7 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
8. Julio Ponce
Julio Ponce is the Chilean businessman, billionaire and drives his fortune from the stakes in the mining and chemical companies of Chile. He holds the 25 percents shares of the Sociedad Quimica Minera which is the world largest producers of the iodine, lithium and potassium nitrate chemicals that are used in the LCD screens manufacturing and in fertilizers. He was fined by US $ 70 million for the illegal trading of the company’s stocks. Julio Ponce estimated net worth is US $ 2.3 billion and he is ranked at No. 8 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
9. Alvaro Saieh
Alvaro Saieh is the Chilean businessman and nearly owns 50 percent of Chilean bank Corpbanca, which he established after purchasing the Chile’s Banco Concepcion in 1995. He added the Banco Santander’s Colombian unit to his fortune in 2012. He made a business deal and expected that the Corpbanca bank becomes merged with the Chilean entity of Brazilian bank “Itau Holdings” in 2015 and the bank agreed to pay US $ 2.2 billion for Corpbanca and he also receive a 33.58 percents stake in the bank. Saieh is also the president of SMU which is the supermarket chain in Chile and he is also the major shareholder. Alvaro Saieh estimated net worth is US $ 2.1 billion and he is ranked at No. 9 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.
10. Robert Angelini
Robert Angelini is the Chilean engineer and entrepreneur and the head of the largest economic and investment group “Inversiones Angelini”. The business group also holds the Antarchile which is the public traded and have interests in the distribution of the fuel, shipping business, operated in fishing and also made investments in the forestry and energy. He also purchased the Canada Flakeboard and entered in to the North America, which manufactured wood panels for wall covering and furniture. Roberto Angelini estimated net worth is US $ 1.7 billion and he is ranked at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest people of Chile.