Mexico’s Leaders

A huge entrepreneurial tradition, along with Mexico’s geographical location and an almost 3,200km border with the US, an economic and industrial superpower, have helped Mexico produce some of the world’s most important and influential businessmen. Carlos Slim, Germán Larrea, Alfredo Baillères, María Asunción Aramburuzabala and Ricardo Salinas Pliego are not only regulars in Forbes, they are also key figures in the country’s industrial development. A large part of Mexico’s GDP depends on their investments. The challenge is to transfer and permeate the success of the business elite to the ever more stable middle class.