Famous Mexican Business People

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 1 Carlos Slim

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 

 2 Vicente Fox

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Famous As: 62nd President of Mexico from 1 December 2000 to 30 November 2006
Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Initially the CEO of Coca-Cola Mexico, Vicente Fox increased the sales of the soft drink in Mexico by 50%. He later focused on politics, joining the National Action Party and leading the country as its president. He has a rare condition called polydactyly, meaning he has 6 toes in both feet.

 3 Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

The daughter of Mexican actor Susana Dosamantes, Paulina Rubio had decided to become a singer at age 7. She soared to fame with the children’s band Timbiriche and later released chart-topping solo tracks such as Mio. She has appeared in telenovelas and has hosted the show Vive el Verano, too.

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 4 Aarón Sanchez

Aarón Sanchez
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Famous As: Chef, Restaurateur
Birthdate: February 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico

Aarón Sanchez is a Mexican restaurateur, celebrity chef, and television personality. He co-owns the New Orleans-based restaurant, Johnny Sánchez. Apart from hosting the Emmy-nominated show Taco Trip, Sanchez has also appeared on other popular cooking shows like Iron Chef America. He is also credited with founding the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund which aims at empowering chefs from the Latin community.

 5 Eduardo Santamarina

Eduardo Santamarina
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Famous As: Restaurateur, Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Veracruz

Mexican actor Eduardo Santamarina soared to fame with his telenovelas on Televisa and Telemundo. He is best known as Alejandro Cárdenas Ruíz from Rubí and as José Andrés Garcés del Valle from Marisol. He also owns a restaurant and a catering company and is married to actor Mayrín Villanueva.

 6 Carlos Slim Domit

Carlos Slim Domit
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: February 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Carlos Slim Domit is a Mexican businessman. He is the son of business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helú. He has a degree in business administration from Universidad Anáhuac. Currently, he serves as the chairman of the board of America Movil, Grupo Sanborns, Grupo Carso, and Telmex. He is also a member of the senate of the FIA. 

 7 Carlos Hank González

Carlos Hank González
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico
Died: August 11, 2001

Carlos Hank González was a Mexican politician and businessman who established a business empire of transportation and banking interests. While growing his business, Carlos Hank was able to build political contacts which helped him pursue a career in politics. From 1969 to 1975, Carlos Hank González held the governor's office in the State of Mexico.

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 8 Caesar Cardini

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Famous As: Restaurateur, Chef who is credited with creating Caesar salad at his Tijuana restaurant, Caesar's
Birthdate: February 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baveno, Italy
Died: November 3, 1956

 9 Zhenli Ye Gon

Zhenli Ye Gon
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Famous As: Drug lord
Birthdate: January 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai

Zhenli Ye Gon is a Chinese-Mexican businessman who owns various Mexican corporations including Unimed Pharm Chem México. A suspected member of the Sinaloa Cartel, Zhenli Ye Gon is currently under the scanner for allegedly trafficking pseudoephedrine into Mexico from Asia. 

 10 Montserrat Oliver

Montserrat Oliver
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Famous As: Fashion model and actress host who has graced the cover of magazines like Vogue and been a spokesmodel for global brands like Coca-Cola
Birthdate: April 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

 11 Emilio Azcárraga Jean

Emilio Azcárraga Jean
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Famous As: Businessman who currently serves as the chairman of both mass media company Televisa and professional football team Club América
Birthdate: February 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 12 Jorge Hank Rhon

Jorge Hank Rhon
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Famous As: 19th Municipal president of Tijuana
Birthdate: January 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toluca, Mexico

 13 Jorge Kahwagi

Jorge Kahwagi
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Famous As: Businessperson, Politician, Boxer
Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 14 Emilio Azcárraga Milmo

Emilio Azcárraga Milmo
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: April 16, 1997

Emilio Azcárraga Milmo was a Mexican businessman who carried on his father Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta's legacy by solidifying his family business in the field of entertainment. An influential personality, Milmo owned the twelve-station Spanish-language network Univision in the USA. Emilio Azcárraga Milmo also owned popular Mexican TV stations and served as the chairman of the US-based Spanish-language TV network Galavisión.

 15 Alberto Baillères

Alberto Baillères
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Famous As: Chairman of Grupo BAL, and of ITAM
Birthdate: August 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: February 2, 2022

 16 Mauricio Sulaiman

Mauricio Sulaiman
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Famous As: Businessman and sports administrator
Birthdate: December 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 17 Alfredo Harp Helú

Alfredo Harp Helú
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 18 Arturo Elías Ayub

Arturo Elías Ayub
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Famous As: Businessperson, currently Director of Strategic Alliances of Teléfonos de Mexico, CEO of the Telmex Foundation and director of UNO Noticias
Birthdate: April 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 19 Maximilian von Götzen-Iturbide

Maximilian von Götzen-Iturbide
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Famous As: Businessman and head of the Imperial House of Mexico since 1949
Birthdate: March 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beszterce, Hungary

 20 Carlos Kasuga

Carlos Kasuga
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: October 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cárdenas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

 21 Robert Livermore

Robert Livermore
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Famous As: Businesspeople
Birthdate: September 30, 1799
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Essex, England
Died: February 14, 1858

 22 Arturo Sarukhán

Arturo Sarukhán
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Famous As: Former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States of America
Birthdate: September 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Arturo Sarukhán is a Mexican diplomat and founder of Sarukhan + Associates LLC where he also serves as president. A public speaker and consultant, Sarukhán is revered in many universities. Apart from serving as a professor, he also contributes to newspapers. In 2006, Arturo Sarukhán received the rank of career ambassador for his long-term association with the Mexican Foreign Service.  

 23 Juan Manuel Ley

Juan Manuel Ley
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Famous As: Businessman, and the Casa Ley chairman
Birthdate: February 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tayoltita, Mexico
Died: January 22, 2016

 24 Eduardo Bours

Eduardo Bours
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Famous As: Businessman who served as governor of Sonora under the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI
Birthdate: December 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

Eduardo Bours is a Mexican businessman and politician best known for his service as governor of Sonora from 2003 to 2009. His term as the governor of Sonora witnessed the tragic ABC Day Care Center Fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, and his supposed negligence in the investigation of the fire, which killed 44 toddlers, is often criticized.

 25 Olegario Vazquez Rana

Olegario Vazquez Rana
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Olegario Vazquez Rana is a Mexican businessman and entrepreneur. Vázquez Raña, who owns several companies, is the principal shareholder and chairman of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles. A former Olympian and competitive shooter, Olegario Vazquez Rana was the world record-holder in air rifle in 1973 and 1975. From 1980 to 2018, he served as the President of the ISSF.

 26 Isabel del Puerto

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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 13, 2014

Isabel del Puerto was a Mexican-American model, dancer, actress, photojournalist, writer, entrepreneur, and realtor. She contributed greatly to the prosperity of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema during the 1940s and 1950s. A multi-talented person, Isabel del Puerto lived her life to the fullest. After her retirement, she dedicated her time to help homeless people by heading a charity.

 27 Antonio Ortiz Mena

Antonio Ortiz Mena
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parral, Mexico
Died: March 12, 2007

Antonio Ortiz Mena was a Mexican economist best known for his service as Mexico's Secretary of Finance from 1958 to 1970, during which the country's per-capita income grew 3.4 percent every year. From 1971 to 1988, Antonio Ortiz Mena also served as the President of the Inter-American Development Bank.

 28 Alejo Peralta

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
Died: April 8, 1997

Alejo Peralta was a Mexican industrial businessman best remembered for founding the professional baseball team, Mexico City Tigers. Now known by the name Quintana Roo Tigers, the baseball team competes in the Mexican League. The Quintana Roo Tigers was long owned by Alejo Peralta's son Carlos Peralta before it was bought by an ownership group in 2017.

 29 Maria Gertrudis Barceló

Maria Gertrudis Barceló
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: 1800 AD
Birthplace: Sonora, Mexico
Died: January 17, 1852

Maria Gertrudis Barceló was a Mexican saloon owner and gambler best known as a prostitute and deceiver, thanks to a series of American newspaper serials and travel writings before, during, and after the Mexican–American War. Barceló had accumulated a small fortune by taking advantage of the situation where American and Mexican traders had to use the famous Santa Fe Trail.

 30 Carmelo Torres

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Famous As: Bullfighter
Birthdate: July 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Barca, Mexico
Died: January 29, 2003

Carmelo Torres was a Mexican matador, businessman, TV producer, author, and journalist. Also known as the Bullfighting Diplomat, Torres achieved immense fame as a manager of bullfighters and was close to many politicians, including Rafael Caldera and Mexican President José López Portillo. Carmelo Torres is also credited with founding Video Bullfighting System, a pioneering business specializing in recording Venezuelan bullfights.

 31 José Bastón

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City

José Bastón is a Mexican businessman best known as the husband of the popular American actress and producer, Eva Longoria. Although he prefers maintaining a low profile and hates it when his wife posts his pictures on her social media pages, José Bastón seems to be adjusting well to the limelight.

 32 William Edward Petty Hartnell

William Edward Petty Hartnell
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Famous As: Notably serving as the official translator at the Monterey Constitutional Convention
Birthdate: April 24, 1798
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Backbarrow, England
Died: February 2, 1854

 33 Marco Antonio Slim Domit

Marco Antonio Slim Domit
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Famous As: Son of Carlos Slim
Birthdate: April 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City

Marco Antonio Slim Domit is a Mexican businessman best known as the second eldest son of business mogul and philanthropist Carlos Slim Helú. Apart from playing an important role in managing the financial aspects of his family's business empire, Marco Antonio Slim Domit also runs a private investment management company called BlackRock, Inc.