Emilio Botín

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Botín in January 2014.

Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos Marquis Consort of O'Shea (1 October 1934 – 10 September 2014) was a Spanish banker and businessman. He was the Executive Chairman of Grupo Santander until his death. The bank is the largest in the Eurozone. He was a billionaire.

Botín was born in Santander, Cantabria. He was married to Spanish nobility Paloma O'Shea, giving Botín an extended title. They had six children: Ana, Carmen, Carolina, Paloma, Javier and Emilio. He was a Roman Catholic.

Botín died from a heart attack on 10 September 2014 in Madrid. He was 79.[1] His eldest daughter Ana now has his job as Chair of Santander.[2]

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  1. Minder, Raphael (12 September 2014). "Emilio Botín, Who Built Up Santander Bank, Dies at 79". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. Dowsett, Sonya; White, Sarah (10 September 2014). "Santander's powerful patriarch Botin dies, daughter named successor". Reuters. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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