Top200-2015-LopezEugenio López Alonso, the sole heir to the Jumex fruit-juice fortune, is known as an arts patron whose foundation underwrites contemporary art exhibitions in Mexico, Latin American arts courses at U.S. colleges and art schools, and Latin American–art focused programs at U.S. museums. López’s own 1,300-work collection includes Doug Aitken, Olafur Eliasson, and Gabriel Orozco, and can be seen at the Colección Jumex, which opened to the public in 2001, in Mexico City. Lopez also has hands-on experience as a commercial gallerist. In 1993, with a partner, he opened Chac Mool Gallery in West Hollywood and ran it until 2006, when he became a board member at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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Eugenio López Alonso

Location:
Los Angeles; Mexico City

Source of wealth:
Beverages (Grupo Jumex)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

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Fun fact:

When López, an inveterate traveler, was asked by the Wall Street Journal how he overcomes jet lag, he replied, “a martini with a quarter of a Xanax. It works, I swear.”