World’s richest booze billionaires

10. Alejandro Bulgheroni

World ranking: #581

Country: Argentina

Worth: $3.3bn

Age: –

The vast majority of Bulgheroni’s wealth comes from his interests in oil and gas, having inherited Argentine energy firm Bridas Corp from his father, who founded the company in 1948. In 2011, the Bulgheroni and his brother Carlos, who died last year, sold a 50% stake in Bridas to China’s state overseas oil company, CNOOC, for $3.1 billion.

His connection to the wine industry is as the founder of Bodega Garzon in Uruguay, which is pioneering a luxury wine tourism concept in the country alongside sustainable wine production. He also has vineyards in Argentina, Australia, California and Tuscany. In 2014 he began a wine growing project in Patagonia, set to become the southernmost vineyard in the world, from which he intends to produce an ice wine.

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