Jorge Paulo Lemann | $ 21.1 Billion
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Jorge Paulo Lemann

Brazil
Net Worth $ 21.1 Billion
Jorge Paulo Lemann
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Born on: 26th Aug 39 Born in: Brazil Marital status: Married Occupation: Anheuser Busch
The third richest man in Brazil, Jorge Paulo Lemann is also the world’s 30th wealthiest man in the world. Jorge is a self made billionaire and has a net worth of $ 21.1 billion. He and his two partners launched his career by founding “Brazilian Goldman Sachs” Banco Garantia in 1971. From the very beginning he was very good at mergers and acquisitions as 27 years later, Lemann sold Banco Garantia to Credit Suisse First Boston for $675 million. Lemann is also amongst famous brewer in U.S as he a leading player in the beer industry in the world. He had taken over AnheuserBusch, producer of brands Budweiser and Budlight beer. Lemann’s brewery profited 35% in 2003 with US$2.7 billion gross sales and became a famous name not only in Brazil but also in places like Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. Lemann was born to Swiss immigrants and his early childhood life was not too lavish. Later Lemann and his partners became AmBev and controlled 65 percent of the Brazilian beer market. Lemann at present serves on the Board of Directors of EndeavorBrazil office. He resides in Brazil with wife and five children.
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Jorge Paulo Lemann Hobbies (2)

Surfing

Surfing

Brazil’s third richest man, Lemann adores surfing the sea waves on a surfboard and has been spotted quite a few times performing the brave act. Surfing seems to be Lemann’s beloved water sport as he is seen in quite a cherished mood while going for it. The twists and turns required for surfing might be a bit tricky experience for the 72 year old businessman, but still nothing is bigger compared to his zeal to conquer the sea.

Playing Tennis

Playing Tennis

Apart from having a brilliant business brain, the Anheuser Busch CEO also has a tremendous tennis talent. Lemann was a top tennis player of his time and has even been a onetime tennis champion playing at the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. The self made billionaire still likes playing tennis to death, and has been seen on many occasions stroking his favorite shots during friendly games.

Jorge Paulo Lemann Cause (1)

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The self made billionaire is an active philanthropist and has wisely used a part of his fortune to encourage the study of Brazil in US. The Anheuser Busch CEO generously donated a sum of $14 million to form the “Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies” centered at the University of Illinois. The core aim of the Brazilian Studies Institute is to improve the standard of education in Brazil to form the pioneering next generation of highly efficient Brazilian leaders. The Brazilian entrepreneur also donated $500,000 to the Center for Brazilian Studies in Columbia, which is reportedly the biggest single gift ever acknowledged by the Center. Lemann’s generous grant is reported to expand the Center’s foundation activities apart from developing new and efficient graduate and undergraduate courses based on Brazilian topics, in association with the Brazilian educational institutions. 

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