Alfredo Harp Helu

About Alfredo Harp Helu

Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico

Alfredo Harp Helu Net Worth

Alfredo Harp Helu was born in Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico. Alfredo Harp Helu is the son of Lebanese immigrants and a cousin of Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu. Harp Helú was a shareholder of Mexican bank Banamex and made a fortune when Citigroup bought Banamex in 2001. Today he owns the country's largest sporting goods retail chain, Grupo Martí, which also runs fitness centers under the brand Sport City. He took the group private in 2012 when he acquired the 17.5% he didn't already own. He has a minority stake in tile producer Internacional de Ceramica. He is also a philanthropist, funding restoration projects in his home state of Oaxaca, including the San Pablo Convent in downtown Oaxaca. He owns two Mexican baseball teams, Los Diablos Rojos of Mexico City and Los Guerreros of Oaxaca and a minority stake in the San Diego Padres. He was kidnapped in 1994 for 106 days and released, reportedly after a payment of $30 million.
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💰 Net worth: $1.14 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $1 Billion
2010 $1 Billion
2011 $1 Billion
2012 $1 Billion
2013 $1.5 Billion
2014 $1.5 Billion
2015 $1.4 Billion
2016 $1.2 Billion
2017 $1.2 Billion
2018 $1.2 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1994

In 1994, Harp's family paid about $30 million after he was held for 106 days by his kidnappers in Mexico City. The release followed a dramatic television appearance in which his son, accompanied by a family Lawyer and a priest, accepted the kidnappers' terms unconditionally. At the family's request, the police did not intervene, giving rise to fears that the huge ransom would encourage more kidnappings, and adding to concerns about Mexico's stability. In 1996, authorities claimed to have recovered nearly $10 million of the Harp ransom.

2001

Born in Mexico City, Harp is most famous for being the former owner of the biggest Latin American and Mexican bank, Banamex (now part of Citigroup), and was a billion-dollar beneficiary of Citigroup's 2001 buyout of Banamex. He is also owner of the Telecommunication company, Avantel, the second largest telephone company in Mexico (now part of Axtel).

2008

In 2008, Harp attended the funeral of Fernando Martí, 14-year-old son of the founder of a chain of sporting goods stores, who had been kidnapped and murdered, despite his family's payment of a ransom. He also paid for a full-page advertisement in newspapers calling on the government to put a stop to the rising kidnapping phenomenon in Mexico.