Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego (born 19 October 1955) is one of the most important entrepreneurs in Mexico. He is founder and chairman of Grupo Salinas, a group of companies with interests in telecommunications, media, financial services, and retail stores.
He is the fourth richest person in Mexico behind Carlos Slim and 168th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of US $8 billion in March 2015.
Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego was born on 19 October 1955 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Ricardo Salinas Pliego is a CPA graduate of the ITESM. After making his MBA from Tulane University, he joined Elektra in 1981 as import manager. He learned the business moves when the company was in dire financial straits at the continuing devaluation of 80. Between 1981 and 1986, Salinas experimented with other businesses such as a restaurant in Monterrey, satellite dishes and the sale of systems multi communication...
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