Argentine magnate Carlos Bulgheroni dies at age 71

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " One of Argentina's richest men has died at age 71 and he's being honored by leading politicians and businessmen.

The government's Telam news agency says that Carlos Bulgheroni died Friday in Washington, where he was being treated for cancer.

President Mauricio Macri is among many prominent figures publishing condolences to Bulgeroni's family on Sunday.

Bulgheroni was co-owner and CEO of the Bridas Corporation, a major factor in Argentina's hydrocarbons industry. Forbes Magazine has calculated his fortune at $4.8 billion.

The son of an Italian immigrant, Bulgheroni was educated as an attorney.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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