#57. German Larrea Mota Velasco & family

- Net worth: $26.6 billion

- Source of wealth: mining

- Age: 67

- Country/territory: Mexico

Mexico’s Germán Larrea Mota Velasco owns the controlling share of the country’s biggest copper mining company, Grupo México. He is president and chief executive of the company, which operates also in Peru and the United States and has diversified into infrastructure and rail transportation. In 2014, the company came under criticism after a copper mine spill in Sonora contaminated the local water supply in what is considered the largest environmental spillage in Mexico's history.

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