Juan Roig Alfonso was born on 8th October, 1949 in Valencia, Spain. He is a 67 year old Spanish businessman; president of a Spanish supermarket chain named Mercadona.
He was in the list of Top 300 Billionaires in the world in 2016, at rank 240. He is the richest grocer in Spain and
Francisco Roig Balllesteris the father of Juan Roig. Fransisco was born in the year 1912 in Pueblo Nuevo, Valencia. He was an orphan and his uncle Vicente took care of his education. After gaining his education in agricultural sector, he founded the company ‘Cárnicas Roig’ and turned it into a great company. He was a businessman and he was the founder of the company ‘Mercadona’. After a prolonged illness, Fransisco died in Puzol on 14th March, 2003.
Trinidad Alfonso Mocholi is the mother of Juan Roig. She along with his husband founded Mercadona in 1977, within Cárnicas Roig group.
Juan Roig has seven six brothers namely; Fernando, Francesc, Amparo, Trinidad, Alfonso and Vincete.
Fernando Roig Alfonso was born on 25th July, 1947 in Valencia, Spain. He is a Spanish businessman and is the owner and chairman of the Spanish football club ‘Villarreal CF’. He also holds 9% shares in Mercadona.
Fransec Roig Alfonso was born in 1939 and is an entrepreneur in Valencia. He was a major shareholder of the Valencia Football Club from 1994 to 1997.
Juan Roig‘s wife is Hortensia Herrero Chacón. She was born in Valencia on 20th May, 1950. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Valencia. She married Juan Roig in the year 1973 and they have four children.
She also founded ‘Hortensia Herrero Foundation’ which is a non-profit organization committed towards promoting projects in various socio-cultural fields. In the year 2014, she was nominated ‘favourite daughter’ by Valencia. She owns 28% shares in Mercadona and acts as the Vice-president. In the year 2015 she had an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion. They have four daughters and seven grand-children.
Juan Roig has four daughters namely; Hortensia, Carolina (the twins), Amparo and Juana.
Hortensia leads the baton at the family project at Edem Business School. Carolina is an important member of Mercadona and is a part of the decision making committee. Amparo is an architect and owns her own studio. Juana Roig was born in 1985 and she holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Esade. She began her career from Mango and Inditex and later she joined Mercadona as the Purchasing Manager.
Early Life and Education of Juan Roig:
Juan Roig went to a Jesuit School in Valencia. He attended the University of Valencia and graduated in Economics and later attended IESE Business School, Barcelona where he met his wife.
He along with his brother Fernando and wife Hortensia bought Mercadona from his father in 1981 when it was an eight-store operation. They had opened their 1,000th store by 2006 and currently they have the 1,574 locations of Mercadona spread across Spain.
In 1991 he converted Mercadona into a supermarket chain. His hard work and tactics have made the group gain large success all over the country. Referred as a ‘tough businessman’, his company’s strategies, innovations and distribution facilities are one of a kind and a major brand name in Spain. In 2010, he was awarded with the Prince Felipe Prize for business excellence.
Net Worth of Juan Roig Alfonso:
Juan Roig’s net worth is estimated at $5.1 Billion according to the Forbes. His company draws revenue of approximately $22 billion annually, owning 14% of food retail space in Spain. Juan Roig is also the largest shareholder of the Valencia Basket Club, a basketball team.