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Alfredo Harp Helu

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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Billion
Industry: Finance
Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
Country: Mexico
Children: 4
BIOGRAPHY

Alfredo Harp Helu was born in Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico. Alfredo Harp Helu is #1813 in List Billionaires People In The World. 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.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
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

TIMELINE
2013

He is also the cousin of Carlos Slim Helu, who as of 2013 is the second richest person in the world as ranked by ForbesBorn 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

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

1997

5 billion, is according to Forbes the 974th richest person in the world

1996

In 1996, authorities claimed to have recovered nearly $10 million of the Harp ransom

1994

In 1994, Harp's family paid about $30 million after he was held for 106 days by his kidnappers in Mexico City

1944

Alfredo Harp Helú (born 1944) is a Mexican businessman of Lebanese origin, and as of 2011, with a net worth of $1

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