Eduardo Ernekian is one of Latin America’s most successful entrepreneurs.
Ernekian’s companies are engaged in infrastructure, agriculture, energy, retail and banking.
Argentinean businessman of Armenian descent, national hero of Armenia Eduardo Ernekian was born on December 4, 1932 in Buenos Aires to a family of Armenian immigrants.
The Ernekian family founded a textile enterprise.
Eduardo Ernekian was not married and has no children.
In the list of the richest people in Argentina, the 90-year-old entrepreneur is in second place.
His fortune in 2013 amounted to 1.8 billion U.S. dollars.Under the control of Ernekian are 49 airports in the world (Argentina, Italy, Armenia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay).
Ernekian’s best known businesses are Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and Corporacion America.
The businessman also owns the television network America TV, 4 radio stations and the financial magazine El Cronista.
On September 21, 2017, Eduardo Ernekian was awarded the title of National Hero of the Republic of Armenia.