By Dolia Estevez / Forbes
The combined net worth of Mexico’s billionaires increased $1.6 billion this year, from $142.9 to $144.5 — or 1.12 percent.
Mexican billionaires did better than in 2014, when their combined wealth dropped by 4 percent, but their aggregate wealth is still below the 2013 level of $148.6 billion.
Based on the 2015 Forbes billionaire data, with a net worth of $77.1 billion (equal to 6.1 percent of Mexico’s GDP), Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helú kept his #2 position in the world’s billionaires rankings for the second consecutive year.
There are 16 Mexicans on this year’s billionaires list, which is composed of the same persons as last year’s, with a single exception. David Peñaloza Alanís replaced his father, construction businessmen David Peñaloza Sandoval, after a transfer of shares from dad to son.