Alicia Koplowitz Net Worth $2.5 Billion
Alicia Koplowitz is a Spanish business magnate and she has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. Alicia accumulated her estimated net worth of $2.5 million when she and Esther inherited the construction company Fomento de Construcciones y Contrata (FCC) from their late dad Ernesto Koplowitz Sternberg. The Koplowitz sisters got the control of the organization in 1989. Alicia sold her stake to Esther for $800 million. It was a wise move for Alicia as her fortune grew while the company was struggling during the financial crisis in Spain. Alicia Koplowitz has also invested businesses like steelmaker Acerinox, electric utility Iberdrola, and banking group Banco Sabadell. Koplowitz also possesses a stake in Hospes, a chain of luxury hotels in Spain in addition to hotels in Italy and Miami. Koplowitz has a total of more than $1 billion assets in both Spain and England. Koplowitz is the seventh wealthiest person in Spain and 589th in the world. Koplowitz created two foundations with their own unique means of helping. The Fundacin Vida y Esperanza allows kids, teens, and young adults with social, family, and financial difficulties to get housing, education and work. Fundacin Alicia Koplowitz helps Spanish chaps find opportunities to study child psychiatry in England along with the U.S. in such places as Columbia University’s Medical Center.