Gregorio Perez Companc is an Argentina based investor who has a net worth of around $2.9 billion. He is one of the wealthiest individuals in Argentina, and has been ranked among top 1000 billionaires in the world. He is also the owner of Goyaike, under which he has over 740,000 acres of land in Argentina, dedicated to the production of milk, wool, crops and cattle. He is a primary shareholder of Molinos Rio de la Plata, and also owns Munchi’s, an Argentina based ice-cream chain. He has a passion for cars, and has a noteworthy collection of Ferraris.
Born in 1934 as Jorge Gregorio Bazan, Gregorio was adopted by Margarita Companc de Perez Acuna in 1945, a revered local socialite at that time. In 1968, his family purchased Banco Río de La Plata, one of the biggest private sector banks in Argentina, where he was made the director of the bank. His foster father established Petrolera Pérez Companc in 1946, where he served as the head. This was a family-based firm in gas and oil, and Gregorio earned majority of his fortune here alone.