World’s richest booze billionaires

7. Pierre Castel & family, France


Pierre Castel runs Groupe Castel, a French drinks company which he founded in 1949 alongside his eight siblings. As well as owning or co-owning 22 vineyards in France, the group was also quick to make moves on the African beer market where it holds a 25% share of the market. In 1990 it bought the African Brasseries et Glacières Internationales and has since built 45 breweries in Africa.

It also has 1,600 acres of vineyards in Africa and estates in Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia. Its two main beer brands are Flag and Castel.

Worth: $8bn

Forbes rich list: #166

One Response to “World’s richest booze billionaires”

  1. Kacy Turner says:

    Wouldn’t Warren Buffet still make the list since he’s now owner of several American alcohol beverage distributors?

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