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Who Says There Are Few Spanish-Surnamed Rich People In Silicon Valley?
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December 18, 2011, 04:21 AM
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From the NYT:

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, with her husband, Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder, says that she was drawn to philanthropy because of her mother`s early death from cancer.
John Arrillaga, her real estate developer dad, is one of the two Spanish-surnamed people on the Forbes 400. His parents were Basques born in Spain. Last I checked, the other Spanish-surnamed billionaire is billboard king Arte Moreno, a genuine Mexican-American, who, as owner of the California Angels, is going to pay a quarter of a billion to slugger Albert Pujols.

Here`s Razib on the distinctive Basque DNA, although I must say that Ms. Arrillaga-Andreesen doesn`t look too different from most rich men`s wives / daughters.