Net worth: US$3.5 billion
Source of wealth: Spirits
Company: Gruppo Campari
Residence: Milan, Italy
Country of citizenship: Italy
Forbes word’s billionaires ranking in 2014: No. 446
Forbes magazine releases the lists of the world’s billionaires, including those who have made their money in the liquor industry. These super-rich tycoons tend to enjoy topnotch wines and other alcoholic beverages to celebrate their success.
Jorge Paulo Lemann, who used to be a banker, found fortune in the alcohol business. He is now the richest person in the world’s liquor industry, boasting a personal wealth of US$19.7 billion. On this top 10 list, four hail from Brazil, while others come from Columbia, The Netherlands, Thailand, France, Mexico and Italy.
Here follow the top 10 billionaires in the liquor industry.