José León Asensio

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José A. León Asensio
Born (1934-02-21) February 21, 1934 (age 85)
Known forEntrepreneurship
Board member ofGrupo León Jimenes
Spouse(s)Petrica Cabral Vega
ChildrenMaría Amalia León Cabral & Lidia León Cabral[1]
Parent(s)Eduardo León Jimenes (father) & María Asensio Córdoba (mother)
RelativesEduardo León Asensio (brother)

Sarah Jorge León (granddaughter)
Ricardo Brugal León (nephew)
José María Cabral Bermúdez (father-in-law)
Manuel Díez Cabral (nephew-in-law)
Julio Vega Batlle (uncle-in-law)

Donald Reid Cabral (cousin-in-law)
AwardsOrder of Christopher Columbus (1983)[2]
Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella (1993)[2]
Empresario de las Américas (1999)[2]

José Augusto César León Asensio (born 21 February 1934 in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican businessman. León is the President of Grupo León Jimenes. According to Forbes, León Asensio is among the ten largest fortunes in the Dominican Republic, with a net worth that borders the billion-dollar mark.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born in 1934 as the seventh and last child of Eduardo Antonio León Jimenes (Guazumal, Tamboril, Santiago, 1885-1937) and María Asensio Córdoba (1896–1976).[4] His father died when he was just 3 years and 7 months old.

León has a degree in Business Management from Babson College (Wellesley, Mass.).[5]

He married on 3 August 1958 to Petrica Cabral Vega (b. 1938), daughter of José María Cabral Bermúdez and Amelia Vega Batlle (sister of Julio Vega Batlle and great-granddaughter of Ulises Espaillat).

Business career[edit]

In the 1960s, the tobacco company founded by his father, begins to grow tremendously.[6]


  1. ^ Santana, Wendy (8 September 2013). "José León Asencio: un cazador de éxitos" (in Spanish). Polo, Barahona: Listín Diario. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "José A. León Asensio" (in Spanish). Fundación Eduardo León Jimenes. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Los próximos millonarios de República Dominicana" [The upcoming Dominican Republic billionaires]. Forbes (in Spanish). Mexico City. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Eduardo Antonio Leon Asencio: sus ancestros".
  5. ^ "Junta de Regentes: José León Asensio" (in Spanish). Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  6. ^ Historia, E. León Jimenes

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Business positions
Preceded by
Eduardo León Asensio
President and CEO of Grupo León Jimenes
Preceded by
James A. Stuart, Jr.
Chairman of Cervecería Nacional Dominicana
Succeeded by
Rafael Guillermo Menicucci Vila