3. Ricardo Fernandez Barreuco
Net worth: $1.6 Billion
Sector: Fish Suppliers, Supermarket Chain and Banking
Ricardo Fernández Barrueco (born 1965) is a Venezuelan businessman, whose net worth was estimated in 2005 at $1.6bn with “a web of 270 companies in industries as diverse as tuna-fishing and banking”. Fernandez’ Proarepa Group (nationalised in January 2010) is one of the largest suppliers to the Venezuelan Mercal chain of subsidised state-owned supermarkets.