In 2013 we have had many changes in the rankings. Success is the goal of all these people and serve as examples of struggle and battle, but these high achievers did not become rich overnight. There were many years of sweat and tears. Here are the 10 richest people in Brazil.
10 10.) Carlos Alberto Sicupira - U.S. $ 7.9 billion.
Carlos Sicupira is a successful entrepreneur and busnissman, with a net worth of 7.9 billion, Carlos is among the richest in the world. He along with Jorge Paulo Lemann and Telles Marcell control the successful brewery InBev. InBev stands as the largest brewer in the world, with 25% global market share. Sicupira is also the founder of 3G Capital which owns the fast food chain Burger King in Brazil.
9 9.) José Roberto Marinho - U.S. $ 8.6 billion.
José Roberto Marinho along with his billionaire brothers João Roberto Marinho and Roberto Irineu Marinho control the privately owned Globo, Globo is the largest media group in Latin America, which has about half of Brazil's television market. The media group was founded by their father, Roberto Marinho, who passed away in 2003 at the age of 98, he had worked a 70 year career.
8 8.) Roberto Marinho Irenaeus - U.S. $ 8.7 billion.
Roberto Irenaeus, 65, married, is one of the most influential men in Brazil. He is the owner and president of Globo, which controls 5 TV stations and over 117 affiliates. To top that of, he also controls over 30 cable channels: Megapix, Gloob, GNT, Multishow, Viva, Bis +, Globosat OFF HD, Combative Sport TV, PFC, GloboNews network and Telecine . The company operates in various other sectors such as print media, radio and has one of the most important writers of Brazil, the SOM LIVRE. Roberto and his family also support charity through the Roberto Marinho Foundation.
7 7.) Joao Roberto Marinho - U.S. $ 8.7 billion.
John is the third brother billionaire of Globo. Together their total assets are more than $ 50 billion. John is of 59 years and is married to Gisela Marino. He is currently Chairman of the Editorial Board and vice president of the company.
6 6.) Marcel Herrmann Telles - U.S. $ 9.1 billion.
This man is a 57 year old born brewer, being the founder of AmBev. Together with his partners, Jorge Paulo Lemann and Carlos Alberto Sicupira they have become the world's largest brewer. This of course was after the purchase of Budwieser . He and his partners control the reign of domestic beer and the giant retailer, Lojas Americanas.
5 5.) Eike Batista - U.S. $ 10.6 billion.
The fifth richest man in Brazil was also the 8th richest man in the world last year. After several devaluations of his companies, his assets plummeted. His fortune is due to its role in various industries, especially petroleum, logistics, energy, mining and ship building. The last purchase of this billionaire, was to direct the UFC in Brazil, the company IMX Eike plans to hold more than 50 shows a year the best of MMA in Brazil.
4 4.) Dirce Navarro de Camargo - U.S. $ 11.5 billion.
Dirce is 90 years old, and the richest woman in Brazil. She inherited from her late husband a construction company called: Camargo Correa, which is controlled by Participacies Morro Vermelho. The fortune was divided between the three daughters, Regina, Renata and Rosana, but is directed by the widow. The group has interests in 26% of CPFL Energia, 17% in CCR (dealership Road construction) and is the majority shareholder of Alpargatas SA.
3 3.) Ermirio Antonio Moraes-US $ 12.7 billion.
Antonio, 83, commands the Votorantim Group, created by his father. Antonio's Company today operates in various fields like cement, chemical, aluminum, paper pulp, electricity, metals, steel etc.
2 2.) Joseph Safra - U.S. $ 15.9 billion.
This Lebanese-Brazilian saw an opportunity to grow and invest. He founded Banco Safra - one of the 10 largest banks in Brazil - with his brothers. However he did not stop there, he invested in Aracruz Celulose SA, a telephone company in Israel and many banks around the world.
1 1.) Jorge Paulo Lemann - U.S. $ 17.8 billion.
There is no way of talking about the Richest people in Brazil without mentioning Jorge. He is the owner of Lojas Americanas, Americanas.com, Submarino.com, Burger King in Brazil and recently acquired together with Warren Buffet the Heinz ketchup (the most consumed ketchup brand in the world).