María Asunción Aramburuzabala
|María Asunción Aramburuzabala|
María Asunción Aramburuzabala
|Born||May 2, 1963 (age 54)
Mexico City, Mexico
|Alma mater||Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México|
|Net worth||$5.2 billion|
|Spouse(s)||Paulo Patricio Zapata Navarro (divorced)
Tony Garza (divorced)
María Asunción Aramburuzabala — referred to as Marisun by her friends — was born on May 2, 1963 in Mexico City, Mexico. She is the granddaughter of Félix Aramburuzabala, who co-founded the Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo in 1925 with his friend and partner don Pablo Díez Fernández. Her father, Pablo Aramburuzabala, was the Executive Vice President of the Grupo Modelo brewery.
Aramburuzabala graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México where she majored in Accounting.
In 1982 she married Paulo Patricio Zapata Navarro. They had two children and divorced in 1997.
On February 26, 2005, she married Tony Garza, US ambassador to Mexico, in a small religious ceremony in Mexico City. On April 23, they had the civil ceremony near Valle de Bravo, west of Mexico City. U.S. First Lady Laura Bush attended. An estimated one-third of the guests were from Texas. The couple divorced in May 2010.
The Mexican brewery, Cervecería Modelo, was founded in 1925 by a group of businessmen, including don Pablo Díez Fernández — who became the company's President, CEO and major stockholder — and Felix Aramburuzabala. Felix' son, Pablo Aramburuzabala, the Executive Vice President of the brewery, died unexpectedly in 1995 of lung cancer at the age of 63. After his death, several groups tried to gain control of his family's share in Modelo — his wife and two daughters bonded together against these groups.
The family created Tresalia Capital ("tres aliadas" or three allies) in order to diversify the family investments. Through Tresalia, Aramburuzabala family has made investments in large Mexican companies, as well as the management of private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, technology and the creation of new companies. Tresalia is also distinguished for capitalizing investment projects from young entrepreneurs.
After Grupo Modelo's sale she reinvested her proceeds into Anheuser Busch InBev continuing the family tradition in the beer business.
Tresalia is today the leading family office in Mexico with structured investment lines in the Private Equity, Real Estate, Technology, Infrastructure and public markets.
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