Billionaire Hortensia Herrero
Hortensia Herrero is a Spanish billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the president of the Mercadona Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the leading Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona. Herrero is also the vice president of Mercadona, which was founded by her late husband Juan Roig.
Herrero holds degrees in psychology, pedagogy, and sociology from the University of Valencia. She chairs the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, which focuses on supporting education, social development, and culture in Spain.
Early Life and Education
Hortensia Herrero was born and raised in the city of Valencia, Spain, where she studied at the University of Valencia. She earned a degree in psychology in 1975, followed by a degree in pedagogy in 1976. She also obtained a degree in sociology in 1977.
After completing her studies, Herrero worked as a teacher and later as a social worker. She met her husband Juan Roig while working at the Ministry of Labor and Immigration in Valencia.
Career and Achievements
Hortensia Herrero’s career has been largely focused on philanthropy and social work. She has been the president of the Mercadona Foundation since its founding in 2001, and has led numerous initiatives to support education, culture, and social development in Spain.
In addition to her work with the Mercadona Foundation, Herrero chairs the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, which was established in 2013. The foundation focuses on supporting education, social development, and culture in Spain, and has provided funding for a range of educational and cultural initiatives.
Herrero is also involved in the business world, serving as the vice president of Mercadona. Founded by her late husband Juan Roig, Mercadona is Spain’s largest supermarket chain and one of the largest employers in the country.
Hortensia Herrero is married to Juan Roig, who founded Mercadona in 1977. The couple has two children and several grandchildren.
In her spare time, Herrero enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is also involved in numerous charities and philanthropic organizations in Valencia and beyond.
|Born:||1951 (age 70)|
|Net Worth:||$9 billion|