|October 05, 1965
|57 YEARS OLD
|Fordham University (BA) MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA)
|CEO, Empresas Polar
|Maria Alexandra Pulido
|Lorenzo Alejandro Mendoza Quintero Leonor Giménez Pocaterra
Lorenzo Mendoza & family, renowned for their significant contribution to the food and beverage industry in Venezuela, have garnered immense success and amassed a net worth of $1.5 billion as estimated in 2024. As the CEO of Empresas Polar, one of Venezuela's largest privately-held companies, Lorenzo Mendoza has led the family business to remarkable heights. Under his leadership, the company has consistently excelled and become a pillar of the national economy, producing a wide range of food and beverage products for both domestic and international markets. Despite the challenges faced in the country's volatile economic and political climate, the Mendoza family's commitment and entrepreneurial spirit continue to propel their empire forward.
Lorenzo Mendoza is the third generation of the family that controls Empresas Polar, Venezuela's largest privately held company, founded by his grandfather as a beer company in 1941.
Mendoza attended the Hun School of Princeton in New Jersey, and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Fordham University, and an MBA in 1993 from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
As of November 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$2.7 billion.