The Matte family is a rich, powerful and influential Chilean family of Catalan origin. According to Forbes Magazine, their wealth amounts to US$2,700 million (2007).
The Matte family's rise to power began in the XIX century when Francisco Javier Matte and his wife opened a textile store in downtown Santiago. In 1855 their son Domingo (who fathered 16 children) opened a bank in Valparaiso with two of his sons, Augusto and Eduardo.
Claudio Matte: created the Matte syllabary and was rector of the University of Chile
"La sostenedora de la elite"
La sagrada familia: Un recorrido por las dinastias chilenas
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