Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa was a Venezuelan business tycoon who made important contributions in the modernization of the country during the 20th Century.
He was the son of Eugenio Mendoza Cobena and Luisa Goiticoa . Despite his family's historical position he grew up in modest circumstances due to the monetary sacrifices made by his family during the war for Venezuelan independence and later the Venezuelan civil war.
Mendoza had seven brothers and two sisters and was the only one who did not pursue a university education, choosing instead to go into business by opening a hardware store. By 1943, he had ...
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