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# 305 Chris Reyes $7.56B

Random fact: Brother Jude is co-founder of Reyes Holdings.


Reyes is co-founder of Reyes Holdings, a closely held food service and beverage distributor with revenues of about $31.5 billion. Its divisions include Martin Brower, which delivers beef, fries and other supplies to McDonald's; Reyes Beverage Group, an independent beer distributor; and bottler Great Lakes Coca-Cola.

As of :
Last change -$150M ( -1.9%)
YTD change No change
Biggest asset Reyes Holdings
Country / Region United States
Age 69
Industry Consumer
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Relative Value

Chris Reyes's net worth of $7.56B can buy ...

troy ounces of gold
barrels of crude oil

... and is equivalent to ...

of the GDP of the United States
of the total wealth of the 500 richest people in the world
of the top 100 U.S. college endowments
of the top 200 U.S. executives’ total awarded compensation
of U.S. existing home sales
times the median U.S. household income

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Reyes' fortune is derived from his stake in Chicago-based food and beverage company Reyes Holdings. The closely held company has three units: beer distributor Reyes Beer Division, supply chain company Martin Brower, and bottler and distributor Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling. The group doesn't disclose financial results. It has annual revenue of $31.5 billion, according to a February 2022 Crain's report.

The company doesn't disclose ownership information and the stake credited to the billionaire reflects his role as co-founder. His brother Jude, the other co-founder, is credited with the other half. Reyes Holdings has $3.3 billion of debt, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Nancy Limon, a spokesperson for Reyes Holdings, said Reyes declined to comment on the net worth calculation.


Family: Married, 4 children

J. Christopher Reyes, the son of an electrical engineer, was born in 1954 in Washington D.C. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. He and his brother Jude have been co-chairmen of closely-held food and beer distributor Reyes Holdings since 1998.

Reyes Holdings includes Martin-Brower, which supplies McDonald's, Reyes Beverage Group, the largest beer distributor in the U.S., and Reinhart Food Service.

Christopher Reyes is also a member of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame and of Ronald McDonald House charities, and chairman of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

  • 1954 Christopher Reyes is born in Washington D.C.
  • 1975 Enters into distribution business.
  • 1988 Becomes co-chairman of Reyes.
  • 1998 Purchases food supplier Martin-Brower.
  • 2004 Acquires food distributor Reinhart Foodservice.
  • 2011 Martin-Brower buys Keystone Foods' distribution businesses.
  • 2014 Buys all assets of Gold Coast Beverage Distributors.
  • 2014 Reyes Holdings agrees to distribute Coca-Cola in Chicago.