Maria Gabriela Chávez Net Worth: Hugo Chávez’s Daughter Richest Woman in Venezuela, Worth $4.2 Billion
By Andre F. Puglie (email@example.com)First Posted: Aug 12, 2015 01:53 PM EDT
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The net work of late socialist leader Hugo Chávez’s second-oldest daughter is estimated at $4.2 billion, making María Gabriela Chávez the richest woman in Venezuela.
The 35-year-old, whom embattled President Nicolás Maduro last year appointed an alternate ambassador to the United Nations, apparently holds most of her assets in accounts in the United States and Andorra, where they are not affected by Venezuela’s volatile economy and highly deflationary currency, Diario Las Américas reported.
“(Her) fortune is a far cry from the slogan her father used to use: ‘Being rich is back’ and is even less compatible with the socialist doctrine that (Hugo) Chávez tried to force on the oil-rich country,” Diario Las Américas editorialized.
The assets of businessmen such as Lorenzo Mendoza pale in comparison, the newspaper detailed. Mendoza, the owner of the powerful Polar group, had often been a favorite foe of the late president’s, who used to belittle him as “the great oligarch.”