Carlos Ardila Lulle Net Worth is$5 Billion
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Date of Birth: 1931-07-04
Country: Bucaramanga
Carlos Ardila Lulle Net Worth: Carlos Ardila Lulle is a Colombian entrepreneur who has a net worth of $5 billion. Born Carlos Arturo Ardila Lulle on July 4, 1930 in Bucaramanga, Colombia, he turned into a soda pop tycoon as the founder and head of the Organizacion Ardila Lulle. It's a major Colombian conglomerate which controls soft drink firms such as RCN TV and Postobon, as well as media companies and the Atletico Nacional football team. A graduate of National University of Colombia in civil engineering, he started to work in the soft drink business as a Plant Manager for Gaseosas LUX. While he climbed up the corporate ladder, Ardila Lulle began buying up shares of soda-making competitor Postobon. Eventually, he became the majority shareholder and landed the position of president at Postobon, S.A. in 1968. Five years later, he bought a local radio station and went on to acquire numerous other stations across Colombia, thus building Radio Cadena Nacional. At the same time, he formed a programming arm that produced telenovelas and news for Colombia's government-owned television channel. When the government privatized broadcasting in 1998, he set up RCN TV, the Colombia television station that produced the global hit telenovela "Betty La Fea" or "Ugly Betty". Most recently, in 2012, Carlos Ardila Lulle inked a deal with Rupert Murdoch to create a Spanish-language channel for Hispanics in the U.S., which will be a competitor to Telemundo and Univision. Also owner of Colombia's largest sugar refinery and stakeholder in bottling and packaging, he has become one of the richest men in Latin America.
Carlos Arturo Ardila L? 1/4 lle (born July 4, 1930) is a Colombian entrepreneur and the founder and head of the Organizaci??n Ardila L? 1/4 lle, a major Colombian conglomerate which controls companies such as RCN TV, the Postobon soft drink, and the Atl?(C)tico Nacional football team. His net worth is estimated at over one billion U.S. dollars.

Carlos Ardila L? 1/4 lle was born in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia on July 4, 1930. At fifteen he completed secondary education at the Jesuit run Colegio San Pedro Claver, and moved to Medell?-n to study civil engineering at the School of Mines at the National University of Colombia, graduating in 1951. He then began work in the soft drink business as a Plant Manager for Gaseosas LUX, entrusted with production and expansion in the city of Cali. While working there he met his wife, Maria Eugenia Gaviria, a daughter of one of the owners of the company, Antonio Gaviria. With her he had two children, Carlos Julio and Antonio Jose. He also has two daughters, Maria Emma and Maria Eugenia.
At Gaseosas LUX, he worked on the development and promotion of new flavors, and in 1954 saw great success in the development of a new soft drink flavored with apples. One of the first in the world with that flavor, it is now marketed as their flagship product, Postobon. Ardila later said he feels a special affection for this achievement as a contribution to the beverage industry.[citation needed] The commercial success with Gaseosas LUX allowed them to gradually acquire shares in the company Postob??n, S.A., which made a popular drink, Kola Champa??a. After uniting the two companies, Ardila then became president of Postob??n, S.A. in 1968.
At this stage he initiated the acquisition of other Colombian soft drink companies over the final decades of the twentieth century, bringing these similar companies under the same management at Postob??n. After his commercial success with non-alcoholic beverage companies, he began investing

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Coca-Cola Femsa, Nestle win victory over sugar cartel

Ingenio del Cauca SA, a sugar producer owned by billionaire Carlos Ardila Lulle, received the biggest fine, of US$17 million. Ardila Lulle owns Postobon SA, which distributes PepsiCo Inc products as well as its own sweet, fruit-flavored drinks. Ingenio ...
Posted: October 8, 2015, 2:59 am

Soda giant challenges SABMiller’s Colombia beer market dominance

Postobon SA, the soft-drinks maker controlled by billionaire Carlos Ardila Lulle, will join Chile’s biggest brewer to start selling beer in Colombia, where SABMiller Plc. is currently the only major producer. Postobon and Cia. Cervecerias Unidas SA will ...
Posted: November 10, 2014, 4:33 pm

80 Billionaires Call The Caribbean, Latin America Home

He is followed by Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila with $11.7 B, all made from beer and Carlos Ardila Lulle with $5.4 B made from soft-drinks. Rounding out the list is Jaime Gilinski Bacal with $2.4 B made from banking and Woods Staton with $1.1 B made from ...
Posted: March 3, 2013, 4:00 pm
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