Iris Fontbona Net Worth

Iris Fontbona was born in 1942 in Santiago, Chile. She is the widow of Andrónico Luksic, who left his businesses to Fontbona and their three sons upon his death in 2005. Fontbona and her children control Antofagasta Plc, which trades on the London Stock Exchange, and Quiñenco, a publicly-traded Chilean conglomerate. They also own two chains of hotels in Croatia. Jean-Paul is chairman of Antofagasta, and Andronico heads up Quiñenco. In 2015, Fontbona donated $4.3 million to the Chilean Telethon, which benefits children with physical disabilities.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

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

💰 Net worth: $23.1 Billion (2024)

Iris Fontbona, a prominent figure in the Metals & Mining industry in Chile, is believed to have a staggering net worth of $23.1 Billion by the year 2024. Widely recognized for her astute business acumen and entrepreneurial skills, Fontbona has amassed an incredible fortune through her investments and ventures in the mining sector. As the head of Antofagasta Plc, one of Chile's largest copper mining companies, Fontbona has played a crucial role in the growth and success of the business. Her wealth and influence in the industry validate her status as a leading figure in the mining sector.

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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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.