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.
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.
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.