- 1. Career
Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco is a Mexican billionaire businessman. He is the CEO of Grupo México, Mexico's largest mining corporation, and the third largest copper producer in the world. As of July 2022, his net worth was estimated at US$24.6 billion.
Larrea Mota-Velasco has been chairman, president and CEO of Grupo Mexico since 1994. He was previously executive vice chairman of Grupo Mexico and has been a director since 1981.
He has served as chairman of the Southern Copper Corporation since December 1999, CEO from December 1999 to October 2004, and as a director since November 1999. He has been chairman and CEO of Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano since 1997. He has been chairman and CEO of Empresarios Industriales de Mexico, Compania Perforadora Mexico, Mexico Compania Constructora, and Fondo Inmobiliario since 1992.
He founded Grupo Impresa, a printing and publishing company in 1978, remaining as the chairman and CEO until 1989, when the company was sold. He is also a director of Banco Nacional de Mexico, which forms part of Grupo Financiero Banamex, Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios, and Grupo Televisa.
According to Forbes, in February 2020 he is worth US$14.3 billion, and the second richest man in Mexico, after Carlos Slim.
In November 2020, Larrea Mota-Velasco sold 100,000 shares in Southern Copper Corporation for a total price of $6 million, meaning he now owns a stake in the company worth almost $121 million.