In the 1960s she and older sister Esther inherited construction giant Fomentos de Construcciones y Contratas. She sold her stake in the company to her sister in 1997 for $800. She has since diversified as an investor in finance, venture capital and real estate sectors. She has invested in companies like Acerinox, Enagos, Banco Sabadel, Endesa, Inditex; also owns U.S. real estate and has stakes in hotels in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Divorced and has 3 children.
$1.4 billion as of 2005.