Iris Fontbona

About Iris Fontbona

Birth Year: 1942
Birth Place: Santiago, Chile, Chile
Residence: Santiago, Chile
Citizenship: Chile
Spouse(s): Andrónico Luksic Abaroa (deceased)
Children: 3; including Jean-Paul Luksic Fontbona

Iris Fontbona Net Worth

Iris Fontbona was bornon 1942 in Santiago, Chile, Chile. Iris Fontbona is the widow of Andrónico Luksic, who built a fortune in mining and beverages before dying of cancer in 2005. He left his businesses to Fontbona and their three sons: Jean-Paul, Andronico and Guillermo (who died of lung cancer in 2013 of at age 57). Fontbona and her children control Antofagasta Plc, which trades on the London Stock Exchange and owns copper mines in Chile. Fontbona and her children also own a majority stake in Quiñenco, a publicly-traded Chilean conglomerate active in banking, beer, manufacturing, energy, transportation and port services. Their other assets include two chains of hotels in Croatia, Adriatic Luxury Resorts and Laguna Porec. Jean-Paul is chairman of Antofagasta, and Andronico heads up Quiñenco. In 2015, Iris Fontbona donated $4.3 million to the annual Chilean Telethon, which benefits children who have physical disabilities.
Iris Fontbona is a member of Metals & Mining

💰 Net worth: $16.8 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $6 Billion
2010 $11 Billion
2011 $19.2 Billion
2012 $17.8 Billion
2013 $17.4 Billion
2014 $15.5 Billion
2015 $13.5 Billion
2016 $10.1 Billion
2017 $13.7 Billion
2018 $16.38 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1942

Fontbona was born in 1942 and attended a Catholic high school. When she was a 17-year-old, she met Andrónico Luksic Abaroa who was 20 years older than she and married him by the time she was 18. Luksic had five children by his first wife, Patricia Lederer, who had predeceased him. Fontbona became the mother of Andrónico Luksic Craig when he was a 7-year-old. Another son was Guillermo Luksic, who died of lung cancer in 2013. The couple had three children of their own. One son, Davor Luksic, was mentioned as having several offshare companies in the Panama Papers.

2005

Fontbona acquired her wealth following the death of her husband, Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, in 2005 from cancer.

2013

Fontbona and her family control Antofagasta, the Santiago-based mining company. Through the publicly-traded company Quiñenco, they control Banco de Chile, Madeco, a copper products manufacturer, the country's largest brewer CCU, and a shipping company, CSAV. CSAV is the world's 16th largest shipping company as measured by TEUs. In 2013, she controlled 65% of Antofagasta.

2014

In 2014, Forbes considered Iris Fontbona & family to be the 4th richest family in Latin America. She is the only woman to appear on Forbes list from Latin America. For several years, she was one of only two billionares in Chile on the list, before being joined by nine others in 2016. In 2015, she was ranked 82nd on the Forbes list. In 2013, Fontbona was ranked the 35th richest person on Bloomberg's Billionare List. This position fell to 83rd in 2016. Fontbana lost a quarter of her wealth in 2012.

2015

In 2015, Fontbona donated a record $3,100 million CLP to the annual Chilean Telethon, which seeks to help children with physical disabilities. She appears on television for a telethon, which also takes place before a live audience.

2016

In 2016, she donated another large sum, $4,400 million CLP, which assisted in setting a record for the charity event in terms of funds raised.