How Linda Alvarado Went From Manual Labor To Becoming One Of America’s Richest Self-Made Women

This Denver tycoon defied convention to crash the gates of construction, fast food and Major League Baseball. It’s a long way from her family’s two-room adobe house without indoor plumbing.

Linda Alvarado wends her way, politician-style, to her seat at Major League Baseball’s 2021 All-Star Game, pausing to hug or chat up everyone from Roy working the concession booth to Colorado Rockies CFO Hal Roth. As a pregame tribute to Hank Aaron begins, she pulls up on her phone a photo of herself with the late Hall of Fame slugger. “Baseball is in my blood,” she declares. Dressed in a purple suit that matches the Rockies’ dominant uniform

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