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Brazilian Billionaires: Richest People In Brazil, 2019

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With an estimated net worth of $23.8 billion, Joseph Safra is the wealthiest person in Brazil, that’s according to CEOWORLD magazine’s Brazil Rich List Index For 2019. The number two spot for Brazil was occupied by Jorge Paulo Lemann with a net worth of $3.5 billion.

Eduardo Saverin, is the third richest person in the country; his net worth stands at $11.1 billion. According to the financial publication’s annual listing, 2019 saw the total wealth of the top ten richest people in Brazil hits a new record high of $93.4 billion. In other words, the wealth of the top ten richest people in Brazil accounts for 4.67% of Brazil’s GDP.

To identify the wealthiest people in Brazil, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed numerous national and international media reports. Additional information about the billionaires came from Forbes global index, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, CEOWORLD magazine’s rich list index, Hurun rich list, and all estimated net worth figures are in U.S. dollars. The Brazil Rich list was compiled using shareholding and financial information obtained from the media reports and individuals, analysts, stock exchanges, and regulatory agencies. This list encompasses family fortunes, including those shared among extended families of multiple generations. The minimum to make the list was $1 billion.

The data below presents the richest people in Brazil in 2019, by wealth. In 2019, Brazilian-Lebanese banker Joseph Safra had a fortune worth more than $23.8 billion and was thus the richest person in the country. His wealth is worth 1.19% of the country’s GDP. Who Are Brazil’s Top Billionaires?

Brazilian Billionaires: Richest People In Brazil, 2019

  1. Joseph Safra: $23.8 billion
  2. Jorge Paulo Lemann: $22.3 billion
  3. Eduardo Saverin: $11.1 billion
  4. Marcel Herrmann Telles: $9.5 billion
  5. Carlos Alberto Sicupira: $8.3 billion
  6. Andre Esteves: $5.3 billion
  7. Candido Pinheiro Koren de Lima: $3.6 billion
  8. Luis Frias: $3.2 billion
  9. Jose Joao Abdalla Filho: $3.2 billion
  10. Luiza Helena Trajano: $3.1 billion
  11. Roberto Irineu Marinho: $2.9 billion
  12. Jose Roberto Marinho: $2.9 billion
  13. Joao Roberto Marinho: $2.8 billion
  14. Pedro Moreira Salles: $2.8 billion
  15. Abilio dos Santos Diniz: $2.7 billion
  16. Fernando Roberto Moreira Salles: $2.7 billion
  17. Joao Moreira Salles: $2.7 billion
  18. Walther Moreira Salles Junior: $2.7 billion
  19. Walter Faria: $2.7 billion
  20. Dulce Pugliese de Godoy Bueno: $2.4 billion
  21. Jayme Garfinkel: $2.2 billion
  22. Joesley Batista: $2.2 billion
  23. Wesley Batista: $2.2 billion
  24. Jose Luis Cutrale: $2.2 billion
  25. Alfredo Egydio Arruda Villela Filho: $2.2 billion
  26. Antonio Luiz Seabra: $2.1 billion
  27. Alexandre Grendene Bartelle: $2.1 billion
  28. Nevaldo Rocha: $2 billion
  29. Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela: $2 billion
  30. Joao Alves de Queiroz Filho: $2 billion
  31. Luciano Hang: $2 billion
  32. Jorge Moll Filho: $2 billion
  33. Aloysio de Andrade Faria: $2 billion
  34. Ermirio Pereira de Moraes: $2 billion
  35. Alceu Elias Feldmann: $1.9 billion
  36. Candido Pinheiro Koren de Lima Junior: $1.8 billion
  37. Jorge Pinheiro Koren de Lima: $1.8 billion
  38. Julio Bozano: $1.8 billion
  39. Carlos Sanchez: $1.6 billion
  40. Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza: $1.5 billion
  41. Jose Isaac Peres: $1.5 billion
  42. Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti: $1.4 billion
  43. Liu Ming Chung: $1.4 billion
  44. Lirio Parisotto: $1.3 billion
  45. Lia Maria Aguiar: $1.3 billion
  46. Elie Horn: $1.2 billion
  47. Paulo Setubal Neto: $1.2 billion
  48. Miguel Krigsner: $1.1 billion
  49. David Feffer: $1.1 billion
  50. Ana Maria Marcondes Penido Sant Anna: $1.1 billion
  51. Ricardo Villela Marino: $1.1 billion
  52. Rodolfo Villela Marino: $1.1 billion
  53. Guilherme Peirao Leal: $1.1 billion
  54. Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello: $1.1 billion
  55. Daniel Feffer: $1.1 billion
  56. Ruben Feffer: $1 billion
  57. Jorge Feffer: $1 billion
  58. Pedro Grendene Bartelle: $1 billion
  59. Samuel Barata: $1 billion

Marcel Herrmann Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira rounded up the top five wealthiest people in Brazil with $9.5 billion and $8.3 billion, respectively. Andre Esteves holds the 6th spot with a whopping net worth of $5.3 billion.

Candido Pinheiro Koren de Lima, Luis Frias, Jose Joao Abdalla Filho, Luiza Helena Trajano rounded up the top ten wealthiest people in Brazil with $3.6 billion, $3.2 billion, $3.2 billion, and $3.1 billion, respectively.


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Ryan Miller
Senior associate editor at ​the CEOWORLD magazine. Raised in Boston with a Brooklyn accent.
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