Julio Mario Santo Domingo was bornon 16 October 1923 in Colombia. In 2005 jet-setting beer magnate swapped control of his Bavaria brewery for 15% of SABMiller, now worth $8 billion. Other holdings include stakes in Colombia's biggest TV broadcaster Caracol, packaging maker Biofilm and forestry outfit Refocosta. Born into a rich family with interests in breweries, took over management of its holdings in 1972 after his father retired. No longer involved in daily operations. Has homes in New York City, Paris. Also owns a private island, Baru, off the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Close friend of Colombian author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Son, Andres, appears in U.S. gossip columns with socialite wife, Vogue magazine editor Lauren Davis. His oldest son, Julio Mario, died in 2009 in New York, reportedly from cancer.
In 2005, Bavaria Brewery merged with South African company SABMiller
He presented his Letters of Credence to Ulanhu, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, in Beijing on 17 February 1981
On 26 May 1980, President Julio César Turbay Ayala appointed Santo Domingo to be the first Ambassador of Colombia to China
1978) the co-founder and president of Kemado Records, whose 2008 wedding to the socialite Lauren Davis (then founder of the online fashion retailer Moda Operandi)
1977) who has continued on in the family business and Andrés Santo Domingo Dávila (b
He remarried on 15 February 1975 to Colombian socialite Beatrice Dávila Rocha, and together they had two sons, Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila (b
Together they had one son, Julio Mario Santo Domingo Braga (1958–2009), but the marriage did not last long and they divorced shortly after