As extroverted as Javier Milei is on television and in campaign caravans is inversely proportional to how quiet and lonely he becomes when the cameras are turned off. Although his political career forced him to build new bridges, his entourage is reduced to a small group of people, his circle of trust.
It is headed by his sister Karina, "the boss," as he calls her. She is the great coordinator of the machinery. His most trusted person and the link between him and his team. Karina is a public relations and artist, she sculpts and paints. She was not and does not want to be a candidate for anything. According to Milei, she is "the most wonderful being that exists in this universe" and is "largely responsible" for the success of La Libertad Avanza. "She is the one who has managed to take this monster forward, I am her great disseminator," he declared. He accompanies him everywhere and nothing is done without his approval.
Karina is also the architect of Milei's reconciliation with her parents, with whom she spent 10 years without speaking to each other.
After the PASO he announced Fátima Florez as his girlfriend and she quickly became another close person, they live together for a few days, and she would be the first lady if elected president.
Javier Milei with his sister Karina, the person who influences him the most.
Your other closest people are your prime candidates. The candidate for vice president Victoria Villarruel – whom he met through the networks, both militating against legal abortion – and the candidate for head of the Buenos Aires government, Ramiro Marra, who was the promoter of the space, the one who went to look for him and insist that they set up a political party together.
In his most trusted circle is also Santiago Caputo, a relative of the Caputos who were part of the government of Mauricio Macri: Nicolás and "Toto" Caputo. He is a friend and has been advising him in the shadows for a long time. However, they say he doesn't want any charges. At the closing ceremony of the campaign before the general elections, Milei made his first allusion to him, in a mysterious way, welcoming "Conrad," the son Caputo had months ago, to the space.
Politically, Alberto Benegas Lynch Sr. is his inspiration and his "teacher". They have been in a relationship for years, he invited him to be a speaker at his previous campaign closing, and got him into trouble by proposing to cut ties with the Vatican. His son "Bertie" is an elected deputy for the province of Buenos Aires.
The official owner of the first hour was Carlos Kikuchi, nicknamed "El Chino," a journalist and spokesman for Domingo Cavallo. He works side by side with Karina. He has known Milei for years, who wrote the column "Wednesday Economy" on his radio program. He was in the crosshairs after the accusations of buying and selling candidacies, but they defended and supported him. Many of the closed political meetings took place at his house, including with Luis Barrionuevo.
Fátima Florez, Javier Milei's partner.
But after Guillermo Francos entered the space as a political armor and the recent agreement with Macri's PRO, he was relegated.
Spiritually speaking, their support is Rabbi Axel Nishikawa, with whom they talk every two weeks about philosophical topics. Milei has already said that if he becomes president, his first state trip will be to Israel and assures that when he retires from politics he will dedicate himself to studying the Torah.
The space's digital and multifunction consultant, Fernando Cerimedo, is also part of the inner circle. It has an academy that teaches web careers and a security company. He runs the media outlet La Derecha Diario, and owns four other business groups. He is a major contributor to Milei's campaign, which uses his offices for meetings. He is a friend of Bolsonaro Jr. and the libertarian's link to that family.
The candidate for deputy for the province, Lilia Lemoine, the cosplayer friend of the Milei brothers, was from their closest group. She accompanied Milei as her make-up artist – he is allergic and only she retouched him – and an image consultant. In an interview, she confirmed that she had an intimate relationship with him, but after the scandals she starred in and that damaged the space - such as the project of renunciation of paternity - she also distanced herself from the libertarian leader.
Meanwhile, the communication group is like his shadow: Iñaki Gutiérrez, 22, is in charge of the libertarian's Tik Tok account, with more than a million followers. But in addition, he goes to every place almost like his human shield, to make way for him.
Filmmaker Santiago Oría is also with Milei in each activity.
Mariano Pérez, 22, runs the YouTube channel Break Point, with more than 280,23 followers, where he uploads videos and interviews. Tomás Jurado, 900, is behind the account El Peluca Milei, the first one to start and has <> thousand subscribers. True to the libertarian style, Milei never paid them. They earn based on the number of views they garner.