Gregorio Perez Companc Net Worth $1.5 Billion
Also generally known as “Don Gregorio” or “Goyo”, Gregorio Perez Companc is an Argentinian investor using an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion as of March 2013. He’s the third richest individual in Argentina as well as the 974th in the list of World Billionaires. Produced Jorge Gregorio Bazan on August 23, 1934 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Perez Companc earned his estimated net worth of $1.5 billion as the main investor of Molinos Rio de la Plata which he bought in 1999 from Bunge & Produced for $400 million. His career started when he was named director of the Banco Rio de la Plata, the county’s largest private sector bank, in 1968. He bought a controlling position in the lender from his siblings in 1993 and later sold his shares to the Spanish banking giant Banco Santander in 1997. Don Gregorio’s gains have grown when he was the head of Petrolera Perez Companc, a family-based petroleum and gas conglomerate which was created in 1946. In 2002, he sold the energy conglomerate for $1 billion to Brazilian energy giant Petrobas. By 2009, he stepped down from his active participation in the organization. Don divided his whole 75% position in the food giant and diversified maker of pasta, flour and frozen vegetables to his remaining seven children. As an investor, his interests include energy, finance, building, telecommunications, food and agriculture.