Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
- Source of Wealth Forestry and Mining
- Birth Place Ferrara, Italy
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Roberto Angelini Rossi
- Nationality Chile
- Date of Birth July 30, 1948
- Ethnicity Italian
- Occupation Engineer and Entrepreneur
- Education Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
- Children four children
About Roberto Angelini Rossi
Chilean engineer and entrepreneur Roberto Angelini Rossi has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion as of March 2013. Born on July 30, 1948 in Ferrara, Italy, he arrived in Chile at the age of three. He graduated with a degree in industrial civil engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Mr. Rossi stared building his estimated net worth of $1.2 billion through his professional career with Lever Chile S.A. He then became an engineer in 1976 working for a fishing plant in Arica. He served in various executive and director level positions in The Angelini Group which was founded by his former billionaire uncle Anacleto Angelini. Currently, he is the board member of the company which invests primarily in natural resources.
As the nephew of the founder, Angelini Rossi is now the head of the family business who owns the biggest stake in the family holdings. The firm has business interests in fishing, mining, copper, timber, and natural gas through its publicly traded companies such as Artarchile (which distributes fuel, operates fishing and shipping businesses and invests in energy and forestry), Siemel, and Eperva. With its expansion abroad, he led the group in making a deal with Scandinavian paper Stora Ensa in 2009 in order to build a eucalyptus pulp mill in Uruguay. It has continued its expansion with the purchase of a 59% stake in Proenergia, a Colombian gas and fuel distributor, for $45 million by the end of 2010.
Roberto Angelini Rossi serves as the Chairman of Empreses Copec S.A., the leading forestry industry conglomerate in Chile and of the largest in the world. It is also active in the forestry industry with Arauco (which entered North America with the purchase of Canada’s Flakeboard in September 2012) as well as in the electric energy segment with Empresa Electrica Guacolda, and in mining through Sociedad Minera Isla Rieso and Minera Can-Can. It is the largest owner of forest land in Latin America with four million acres in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.