The president of Baleària, Adolfo Utor, has burst onto the Forbes list of Spain’s richest people. He is the only Balearic newcomer to the list, in which many of the archipelago’s usual fortunes are repeated.

Balearic fortunes on the Forbes list

According to the prestigious Forbes magazine, Spain’s richest Balearic is once again Miguel Fluxà Roselló, executive chairman of the Iberostar Group. His fortune amounts to 2,500 million euros, occupying the 11th position in Spain. However, Fluxà drops three positions compared to the previous year.

Simón Pedro Barceló Vadell, owner of Barceló Hotels, and his family, are the second Balearic Islanders with the largest fortune, with a total of 1,600 million euros. Nationally, they occupy 20th place, which represents a dizzying rise of 41 positions among the 100 largest national fortunes.

Carmen and Luis Riu Güell repeat on the Forbes list of the richest people in Spain, this time in 38th position, up 7 places. The siblings have a fortune of 960 million euros, which gives them the bronze position in the Balearic Islands.

Juan March Delgado and Carlos March Delgado, shareholders of Corporación Financiera Alba, also repeated in the list. Specifically, in 39th and 40th place, with a fortune of 950 and 930 million euros, respectively.

Gabriel Escarrer, founder of Hoteles Meliá, and his family, have dropped 24 places to 52nd place on the national list. His fortune amounts to 720 million euros.

Isabel García Lorca, chairwoman of Grupo Piñero, has significantly improved her result in the list, rising from 300 million euros last year to 500 million euros this year, to reach 73rd place in the national ranking.

Finally, the last Balearic on the list is precisely the archipelago’s latest addition to the Forbes list of Spain’s richest people. Adolfo Utor, president of Baleària, ranks 91st in Spain with a fortune valued at 350 million euros.

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Nadal, among the richest

Forbes has dedicated a special list to the richest people in Spain by autonomous communities 2023. A ranking led by Rafa Nadal:

  • Rafa Nadal: 300 M€.
  • Juan Llull Juan: 260 M€.
  • Abel Matutes y familia: 250 M€.
  • Alonso Marí Calbet: 250 M€.
  • Gloria March Delgado: 220 M€.
  • Leonor March Delgado: 220 M€.
  • Pedro Pascual Gual: 140 M€.
  • Antonia Barceló Tous: 125 M€.
  • Simón y Guillermo Barceló: 100 M€.
  • Miguel Nigorra Cobián y familia: 100 M€.

The magazine analyses how in 2023 the wealth of the richest people has grown in a generalised way throughout the territory, registering a more prosperous year compared to a 2022 that generated more doubts.