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# 506 Rafael Del Pino 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/20/2024
$2.4M (0.04%)

# 506 Rafael Del Pino 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/20/2024
$2.4M (0.04%)
OccupationChair, Ferrovial
Source of WealthConstruction
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
Marital StatusDivorced
EducationMBA, MIT Sloan School of Management; BS, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$4.29B
Rafael Del Pino
Rafael Del Pino
Net worth: $6.01B

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Rafael del Pino Calvo-Sotelo, born in 1958, is a Spanish billionaire businessman.
He is the executive chairman of Ferrovial, a Dutch-headquartered Spanish multinational company founded by his father in 1952.
Del Pino holds a civil engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1981) and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (1986).
From 1992 to 1999, he served as the CEO of Grupo Ferrovial.
Del Pino is a member of several prestigious boards, including the MIT Corporation, MIT Energy Initiative's External Advisory Board, and Harvard Business School European Advisory Board.
He is the nephew of former Spanish Prime Minister Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo.

Career Highlights

Rafael del Pino led Ferrovial's strategic reorganization upon his appointment as CEO in 1985.
Under his leadership, Ferrovial expanded internationally, acquiring companies like Budimex in Poland in 2000.
He oversaw the acquisition of major infrastructure projects, including the Ontario Highway 407 ETR concession in Toronto.
Del Pino spearheaded Ferrovial's diversification into airport management, acquiring shares in Sydney Airport in 2002 and BAA in 2006.
He led the company's entry into urban mobility with ventures like Zity and Wondo.
Del Pino emphasized sustainability initiatives, such as the AIVIA project for developing 5G roads and the "Ferrovial Together COVID-19" fund.

Honors and Recognition

In May 2022, Rafael del Pino was awarded an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to the UK transport and infrastructure sectors.

Personal Life

Rafael del Pino's sister, Maria del Pino, is the second-largest shareholder of Ferrovial and also a billionaire.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Rafael Del Pino?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 43.95% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Rafael Del Pino's net worth of $6.01B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 34.07% compared to 5.08% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Rafael Del Pino is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Rafael Del Pino, Construction is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey