Ana Botn Net Worth $135 Million
Scion of a banking dynasty, Botin, head of Santander UK, is one of the most effective men and women in British finance. Produced in Spain and taught in the us at Bryn Mawr College and Harvard, she started as a trainee with JP Morgan. In 1988 she joined Santander’s merchant bank. Although the 50-year-old kept a seat in the board, in 1999 she left to establish a venture capital fund in Madrid. In 2002 year-old returned to the fold, taking the helm at Banesto (88% owned by Santander and one of Spain’s best known moderate-sized banks).
She is the daughter of Spanish billionaire Emilio Botn who is the Executive Chairman of Spain’s Grupo Santander and Paloma O’Shea, 1st Marquise of O’Shea, from whom she is expected to succeed in her title. She is a frontrunner to take within the entire banking dynasty when her father, Emilio, 76, who is allegedly the ninth wealthiest individual in Spain, worth 1billion, steps aside. A mom of three, she speaks five languages, is a superior golfer, and has said: “I started at the bottom. Nobody has given me anything.” A vital job for Botin — the mother of three’s full name is Ana Patricia Botin-Sanz de Sautuola y O’Shea — is to stem the flow of complaints directed at Santander’s customer service. Her position is worth 70m but wages, a pension pot of over 21m and a central London dwelling add to her wealth.