Meet the ten ‘self-made’ Brazilian billionaires, in accordance with Forbes

Meet the ten ‘self-made’ Brazilian billionaires, in accordance with Forbes

Term is used to describe entrepreneurs who have achieved success and fortune on their own.

Ten Brazilian entrepreneurs are part of Forbes’ list of self-made billionaires. They achieved such status after creating their own companies and achieving success and fortune on their own.

This is the case of Eduardo Saverin, second in the overall ranking, behind Jorge Paulo Lemann, who returned to the top of the ranking of the country’s biggest billionaires in 2022. The billionaire is a co-founder of Facebook, alongside Mark Zuckerberg and three other colleagues. . They founded the social network while studying at Harvard University in the United States.

The list of Brazilian billionaires follows the criteria of the American Forbes, which has equity participation in companies listed on Stock Exchanges as the main source of information. The cut-off date for the assessment of equity was May 31.

Find out who these entrepreneurs are below. Together, they have an estimated net worth of more than R$322 billion.

Jorge Paulo Lemman

Through the 3G Capital investment fund, Lemann is the controlling shareholder of AB Inbev, the parent company of Ambev and the world’s largest beer producer. The businessman also owns stakes in the holding Restaurant Brands International, owner of Burger King and food company Kraft Heinz. Here in Brazil, Lojas Americanas and São Carlos Empreendimentos are part of its empire.

  • Net worth: BRL 72 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 1st
  • Age: 82 years
  • Origin of equity: AB Inbev/3G Capital

Eduardo Luiz Saverin

Born in São Paulo, Eduardo Saverin has lived in Singapore since 2012. The Facebook co-founder also maintains B Capital, an investment company focused on startups. According to Forbes, Saverin this year thought about listing B Capital on the New York Stock Exchange, but ended up giving up because of high market volatility.

  • Net worth: BRL 52.8 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 2nd
  • Age: 40 years
  • Heritage Origin: Facebook

Marcel Herrmann Telles

Telles is a partner of Jorge Paulo Lemann at 3G Capital and other ventures. He is also a shareholder in ClearSale, through Innova Capital, which made its IPO in July on B3, the Brazilian stock exchange.

  • Net worth: BRL 48 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 3rd
  • Age: 72 years
  • Origin of equity: AB Inbev/3G Capital

Carlos Alberto da Veiga Sicupira

A partner at 3G Capital, Sicupira sits on the Board of Directors of Lojas Americanas, alongside Paulo Alberto Lemann, eldest son of Paulo Jorge Lemann.

  • Net worth: BRL 39.85 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 4th
  • Age: 72 years
  • Origin of equity: 3G Capital

Luciano Hang

From Santa Catarina, Hang created the retailer Havan in 1986, when he was 24 years old, alongside his former partner Vanderlei de Limas. Today, he is the sole owner of the department store chain, which has more than 100 physical stores across the country and more than 15,000 employees.

  • Net worth: BRL 24.5 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 8th
  • Age: 59 years
  • Origin of heritage: Havana

Alexandre Behring daCosta

A graduate in electronic engineering, Behring da Costa is a co-founder of 3G Capital and serves on the boards of directors of Kraft Heinz and Restaurant Brands International. The entrepreneur is known in the private equity market. His path crossed that of the 3G partners during an MBA at Harvard in 1995.

  • Net worth: BRL 24 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 9th
  • Age: 55 years
  • Origin of equity: 3G Capital

Miguel Gellert Krigsner

Krigsner is the founder of O Boticário, the second largest company in the cosmetics segment in Brazil. The businessman, born in Bolivia and naturalized Brazilian, also has a stake in the Scalina group, manufacturer of the Trifil and Scala brands.

  • Net worth: BRL 16.8 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 16th
  • Age: 72 years
  • Heritage origin: O Boticário

Walter Faria

In 1998, Walter Faria acquired the small brewery Petrópolis and, in 15 years, transformed it into one of the largest beer and beverage companies in Brazil, owner of brands such as Itaipava and Crystal.

  • Net worth: BRL 16.7 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 17th
  • Age: 66 years
  • Origin of assets: Grupo Petrópolis

Jorge Neval Moll Filho

In 1977, the cardiologist founded Rede D’Or, the largest hospital group in Brazil. The group made its IPO in 2020, on B3, moving BRL 11.3 billion at the time. Even after the IPO, Moll Filho remains the company’s main shareholder.

  • Net worth: BRL 13.6 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 22nd
  • Age: 77 years
  • Heritage origin: Rede D’Or

Alcaeus Elias Feldmann

Graduated in agronomy from the Federal University of Paraná, Feldmann is the founder of Grupo Fertipar, a fertilizer company. The businessman started his career as a salesman at Ultrafértil and, in 1980, he rented a warehouse and founded his company.

  • Net worth: BRL 13 billion
  • Position in the overall ranking: 23rd
  • Age: 72 years
  • Origin of equity: Fertipar

Source: The Globe

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