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María Asunción Aramburuzabala: Net Worth, House, Private Jet and Halo Yacht

Author: Peter Yachtfan\

HALO Yacht

Boat Name:


Yacht Length:

58 m (189 ft)


12 in 6 cabins


14 in 7 cabins




Harrison Eidsgaard




16 knots


MTU 12V4000


1,001 ton



Halo Yacht Price:

US$ 60 million

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María Asunción Aramburuzabala



Aramburuzabala Net Worth:

US$ 5 billion


Grupo Modelo / Tresalia Capital


May 2, 1963


Tony Garza (divorced)




Mexico City, Mexico

Private Jet:

Bombardier Challenger 350 (XA-BUA)

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We were told by several sources that Iris Fontbona is the owner of the yacht Halo. But following the publication of this page, we also received messages claiming that she is not the owner. We found that the yacht is actually owned by María Asunción Aramburuzabala. She is  a Mexican billionaire (which also explains the Mexican interior designer of the yacht).

Who is María Asunción Aramburuzabala?María Asunción Aramburuzabala

She is a Mexican billionaire, who sold the family beer brewing company. She was born in May 1963. She was married twice (but divorced) and has 2 children. She sold her family’s beer brewing company Grupo Modelo to Anheuser Busch. She now serves on the board of Anheuser Busch.

What Company did She Own?

Maria is the granddaughter of Félix Aramburuzabala Lazcano-Iturburu, a Spanish Basque immigrant who co-founded the Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo in 1925.  Grupo Modelo is a large Mexican beer brewery  company. It is know for the Corona brand.

Felix's son, Pablo Aramburuzabala, vice president of the brewery, died unexpectedly in 1995 at the age of 63. His wife and two daughters inherited the company and founded Tresalia Capital ("tres aliadas" or three allies) in order to diversify the family investments.

In 2013 Grupo Modelo merged with Anheuser Busch, valuating Modelo at US$ 20 billion.

Grupo Modelo is distributed in the USA by Constellation Brands. Constellation Brands is owned by Robert Scott Sands. He is owner of the Benetti yacht Spectre.

Which Other Companies does Aramburuzabala Own?

Through Through Tresalia, the family invests in other Mexican companies. Investments include construction and  telecommunications. Abilia is a real estate development company, active in Mexico. Tresalia owns a minority share in US fashion label Tory Bursch. The company also owns  20 % stake in Grupo Televisa.

How Much is María Asunción Aramburuzabala Worth?

Forbes estimates her net worth at more than US$ 5 billion. She is the richest woman in Mexico.

What Does the Family Do for Philanthropy?

She is an active philanthropist trough the Fundacion Grupo Modelo. The foundation focuses on three pillars: responsible alcohol consumption, environmental care and community service.

Where Does Aramburuzabala Live?

She lives in a large house in Mexico City.

Does She own a Private Jet?

We do think that she (or at least one of her companies) owns a private jet. We think it is the Gulfstream G550 with registration XA-BUA. It is registered to Aerotresalia. Update she now owns a Bombardier Challenger 350 with the same registration XA-BUA.

M/Y Halo

Halo was built at Feadship in 2015. The yacht is designed by Harrison Eidsgaard. She is powered by 2 MTU engines which bring her a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruise speed is 12 knots. She has a range of more than 4,000nm. Her displacement is 1,001 tons.

The luxury yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. The yacht has a crew of 14.  The yacht’s interior is designed by Bernardi + Peschard.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is available for yacht charter and is not listed for sale. He weekly charter rate is more than US$ 400,000 per week.

Amels Yacht Halo

We are not sure if Maria als owns the Amels yacht Halo. She was built in 2018 as EJI for Australian billionaire James Packer. He listed her for sale immediately after delivery.

Later it became clear that he also ordered a 109 meter yacht at Benetti. She is named IJE.

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Private Jet


We think the family owns this Gulfstream G550 - XA-BUA. Update: the jet has been replaced by a smaller Bombardier Challenger 350, with the same registration XA-BUA.

Who is Iris Fontbona?Iris Fontbona

She controls Antofagasta PLC, which she inherited from her husband. She was born in January 1942. She married Andronico Luksic at the age of 18. They had 3 children.

We were told she is the owner of the yacht Halo. But this info is incorrect.

What is Antofagasta PLC?

Antofagasta is one of the largest companies in Chile. It is active in mining, banking and transport. Antofagasta is one of the largest copper producers, owning 4 copper mines.  

In 2018 the company realizes a revenue of US$ 4.7 billion, with a net profit of US$ 880 million.  Iris’ son Jean-Paul Luksic is Chairman of the company. Andronico Luksic is non executive director. The family business is publicly trades in London.

Through their Metalinvest Establishment, Kupferberg Establishment and Aureberg Establishment, the family controls 64.92% of the Company’s ordinary shares and approximately 94.12% of the Company’s preference shares.

Which Other Companies does Fontbona Own?

Through Quiñenco S.A she owns Banco de Chile, the second biggest banking group in Chile. She also owns Compañía de las Cervecerías Unidas,  Chile's largest brewer and the second largest soft drink producer. And further she controls CSAV,  the world's 16th largest shipping company

How Much is Iris Fontbona Worth?

Forbes estimates her net worth at more than US$ 14 billion. She is the richest person in Chile.

She is number 3 in Forbes’ The World's 20 Richest Moms list.

What Does the Family Do for Philanthropy?

Iris and her sons are active philanthropists. The founded several charitable foundations, such as the  Fundación Andrónico Luksic A and the  Fundación

Educacional Luksic.

They have donates several millions of dollars to help children with physical disabilities.

Where Does Fontbona Live?

She lives in a large house in Santiago, Chili. The house is situated on a large plot in a wealthy suburb. The residence has a swimming pool and a tennis court.

She also owns properties in London (where Antofagasta is listed on the stock exchange) and in Lichtenstein.

Does She own a Private Jet?

We do think that she (or at least one of her companies) owns a private jet. We think it’s Cessna Citation X. But we have not yet been able to identity the registration number.


Bernardi + Peschard interior design

Fontbona House

Iris Fontbona house

Fontbona’s residence in Santiago, Chile

Fontbona residence

The yacht  was built by Feadship in 2015

The Amels Halo, built as EJI

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