Who is 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.
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 known 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 the owner of the Benetti yacht Spectre.
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 a 20 % stake in Grupo Televisa.
María Asunción Aramburuzabala Net Worth
Forbes estimates her net worth at more than US$ 5 billion. She is the richest woman in Mexico.
She is an active philanthropist through the Fundacion Grupo Modelo. The foundation focuses on three pillars: responsible alcohol consumption, environmental care, and community service.