Ricardo Salinas Pliego

(Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego)

Ricardo Salinas Pliego
Ricardo Salinas Pliego
  • Born: October 19, 1955
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Profession: Chairman/founder Grupo Salinas

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Let’s make the poor richer. Poverty
Owning media is power. That’s the way it is. Media, Journalism & The Press
Show me one American drug kingpin who has been put in jail in America. There are a number of Hispanic kingpins from South and Central America but I don’t see any Mr. Smith’s. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
The government playing entrepreneur is not a good role for the government. Business, Commerce & Finance
The justice system [in Mexico] is totally inoperative…. 2 percent of all crime is someone put in jail. How bad is that? Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The red and the blue. There are only two political parties in America. No other country has such a situation…. It’s an anomaly in the world. So is having elections on a Tuesday; nobody shows up. Voters, Voting & Elections
The Spanish culture taught is that having titles of nobility was the way to get rich. But the Aztecs and the indigenous cultures taught us the same thing. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Almost any job can make us better human beings if we do it with passion.
An entrepreneurial mind is always looking for new opportunities.
Chiapas has had its problems for many centuries. The different Indian tribes that live there have always fought among themselves.
Democracy is the only civilized way to govern a country.
Fear makes you do stupid things.
Free trade has been one of the tenets of the modern Mexican economy, and it's through competition and free trade that we will continue to advance.
Giving teenagers some inspiration, a single role model and an opportunity to be part of something bigger at a critical point in their lives can be the difference between being a productive or being a destructive member of society. Society
History has demonstrated that efforts to censure and control communication will not succeed. History
I am honored to serve on the Board of Visitors for Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Being the first board member from Latin America, I hope to provide insight into the economical, social and political issues facing the region, and continue to grow and strengthen this prestigious institution. Hope
I don't think of myself as a kind of celebrity, but wherever I go, people know me; they greet me.
I hope to be remembered as someone who promoted positive change in Mexican business and society - even if this is not currently understood. Business, Commerce & Finance
Ideas have consequences that can transform society. Society
I'm devoted to my family and my businesses. Families, Children & Parenting
In the rest of the world, rich people will give a donation, and businessmen give to charities. But in Mexico, the execution capacity of what we call the social sector is missing. I find it much more effective to set up the actual social organisation and then fund it with my money. Money, Coins & Minting
In times of crisis, cash is king.
Kids need activities and role models to stay out of trouble.
People say I'm controversial. But I think I lead a very balanced and normal life. Life
Sometimes big problems are best solved with lots of small and creative solutions.
The first responsibility of the state is to guarantee the safety of the people.
There's a lot of bad information about TV Azteca in the market, but that's always an opportunity for smart and savvy investors.
To have a baby, raise him and educate him, is something very valuable. But we, as a society, don't see it that way. Society
To me, wealth is the peace of mind you have, your family, your friends, your colleagues. Everything else is just money, and it really is funny how people pay so much attention to that. Humor ;Families, Children & Parenting ;Money, Coins & Minting
With the acquisition of 50% of Todito, TV Azteca is getting on a very fast train. Todito will allow TV Azteca to create value for its shareholders and promote its television content on the Internet.

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