As per our current Database, Juan Roig is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, Juan Roig is 70 years, 7 months and 23 days old. Juan Roig will celebrate 71rd birthday on a Thursday 8th of October 2020. Below we countdown to Juan Roig upcoming birthday.
Juan Roig’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.
Juan Roig was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Juan Roig was born on 8 October 1949 in Valencia. He studied in a Jesuit school in Valencia, then in a boarding school, and graduated in economics at Valencia, but was not an outstanding student.
Roig teaches at a school for young entrepreneurs on Saturdays. He plays paddle tennis and watches basketball. At university he met Hortensia Herrero, and they were married in 1973. They have had four children - Amparo, twins Hortensia and Carolina, and Juana - and seven grandchildren. His wife is now vice-president of Mercadona. He is said to favour family ownership in Business, provided that the family members contribute positively.
With three of his five brothers, Juan Roig bought the shops from his parents in 1981. He largely bought out his brothers in 1991, and went on to build up the Mercadona supermarket chain, which now runs over 1,400 stores. His success in Retail has been based on a risky strategy of competitive pricing, and on technological innovations such as barcode scanners and automated distribution facilities. He introduced full-time contracts for all employees in the late 1990s.
Roig was awarded the Prince Felipe Prize for Business Excellence in 2010.
Forbes magazine in October 2013 reported that Roig was worth 5,800 million euros, the second largest fortune in Spain. This in fact is the estimated value of the 78% stake in Mercadona jointly owned by himself and his wife. But since Mercadona shares are not publicly quoted, the figure is somewhat speculative. As of October 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$5.3 billion. The shareholding yielded dividend income totalling over $400 million between 2006 and 2013 for Roig and his wife jointly.