Net Worth: $50 Million
- Source of Wealth Business
- Marital Status Married to Tina Friedman
- Full Name Leonardo Julio Farkas Klein
- Nationality Chilean
- Date of Birth March 20, 1967
- Ethnicity Chilean
- Occupation Philanthropist and Businessman
- Education University of Santiago in Chile
- Children three children
About Leonardo Farkas
Chilean philanthropist and businessman Leonardo Farkas has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Born Leonardo Julio Farkas Klein on March 20, 1967, his parents were Jews of Hungarian descent. He studied commercial engineering at the University of Santiago in Chile. He moved to the U.S. in the 1980’s and worked as a piano player while travelling around the country. When his father died, he returned to Chile to run the family business.
Farkas was a presidential hopeful during the 2009 presidential election. On December 5, 2008, he announced that he decided not to run. As a philanthropist, he has appeared in the telethon, a fundraising campaign for handicapped children. He has donated hundreds of millions of pesos to charities. In 2008, he donated an approximate $2 million, making him the first individual to donate such an amount in the campaign. However, it was matched several hours later by Jose Luis Nazar in the same campaign. He also donated a $10,000 check during the rescue operation of the trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile. He was involved in a lawsuit by his Australian partners, Admirality Resources, in 2010. It is about him using the company funds inappropriately for personal charity acts.