14. María Aramburuzabala de Garza
Vice Chairman, Grupo Modelo
2005 rank: 14
Mexico's richest woman, Aramburuzabala de Garza, 43, plays a key role in the family brewing empire, which saw revenue jump 7% last year, to more than $4.6 billion. The maker of Corona beer commands more than 60% of the Mexican market and is hoping a ten-year deal with Constellation Brands will allow it to expand its footprint in the U.S.
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