Colombia is a country that is blessed with minerals and energy resources. This country has significant amounts of gold, silver, nickel, emeralds and platinum. Colombia is also a net exporter of oil since 1986.
The nominal GDP for this country is around $360 Billion USD. However, about 45% of the population live below the poverty line.
Despite this, Colombia has its own list of rich billionaires. Below is a list of the richest people in Colombia.
1. Luis Carlos Sarmiento – Estimated net-worth US $13.9 Billion
His success in real estate encouraged him to create the Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores company.
This business included real estate properties, financial derivatives and telecommunications.
2. Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila – Estimated net-worth US $11.7 Billion
Born in New York City on February 13, 1977, Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila attended school at Hotchkiss School before he went to Harvard University to study history.
Following this, he went to work in the Santo Domingo Group. Started by his grandfather, the Santo Domingo Group is a conglomerate that has investments in fields such as banking and telecommunications.