Net Worth: $5 Million
- Age 59 years old
- Birth Place Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Maria das Graças Silva Foster
- Nationality Brazilian
- Date of Birth 26 August 1953
- Occupation business executive and chemical engineer
- Education Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal Fluminense University, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
- Children 2
About Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster
Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster, according to the Forbes Magazine is among the richest and the most influential women in the world. In fact, the Forbes Magazine has ranked her as the 20th most powerful woman in the world. The Time Magazine has also included her in the list of the influential people in the world in April 2012. Her net worth stands at $5 Million. The salary of Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster is $500 Thousand.
Maria earns her money from being the CEO of Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil, the state-controlled oil company of Brazil. In fact, she has worked in this company for more than 30 years, and has risen to become its chief in recent times. A chemical engineer by profession, Maria is the first woman head of a major oil company in the world. The company’s annual revenue is more than $130 Billion. The company plans to pump in $225 Billion for oil exploration in the coastal regions of Brazil and to spread the business. With this, it is expected that the company’s fortune and the wealth of Maria is also going to go up surely.
Maria Das Gracas Silva Foster has often been honored for her efforts. She received the Order of Rio Branco with the merit rank of Commander in 2007. It was given to her by Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Relations. She has also been the “Executive of the Year” and the Knight Commander of the Admiralty Order of Merit. Foster received the Medalha da Inconfidência as well in 2012 for her contributions to economic, social and cultural development.