Cristina Junqueira, co-founder of Nubank, debuts on the Forbes billionaires list | Business

Cristina Junqueira, co-founder of Nubank, debuts on the Forbes billionaires list | Business
Cristina Junqueira, co-founder of Nubank, debuts on the Forbes billionaires list | Business
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The businesswoman Cristina Junqueira41 years old, co-founder of Nubank, debuted on the 2024 Forbes billionaires list, released this Tuesday (2/4). According to the publication, Junqueira’s assets total US$1.4 billion, and she occupies 2152nd position on the global list.

Before co-founding Nubank, the entrepreneur ran the largest credit card division in the world Itaú. In 2013, he joined the entrepreneurs David Velez It is Edward Wible to give life to the digital bank, which today is the fourth largest financial institution in the country, passing Banco do Brasil. Currently, Junqueira has almost 3% of the company’s shares.

Forbes recalls that the entrepreneur had already become a billionaire for a brief period, when Nubank debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, in December 2021, through Nu Holdings, with a valuation of more than US$50 billion.

In total, the list featured 68 Brazilians in this year’s edition, nine of which were women. The best placed Brazilian is Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, in 60th position, with a fortune of US$28 billion. The best placed woman is Vicky Safra, from the Safra family, in 94th place, with a net worth of US$20.6 billion.

The founder of Grupo Boticário, Miguel Krigsner, who already appeared on the list, was joined this year by the current chairman of the company’s board, Artur Grynbaum, who was CEO of the company between 2008 and 2021. The executive has assets of US$1, 4 billion.

See 7 other entrepreneurs who debuted on the billionaires list:

  • Carlos Pires Oliveira Dias, the largest individual shareholder of the Brazilian drugstore RD and heir to the founder of Drogasil. His accumulated assets are US$1.1 billion.
  • Ivan Muller Botelhoformer president of Energisa and member of the company’s founding family, with assets of US$1.3 billion.
  • Maria Consuelo Saraiva Leão Dias Branco, president of the board of directors of M. Dias Branco, who assumed the role in 2016, after the death of her husband, who was the founder’s son. His net worth is US$1.2 billion.
  • Maria Cristina Friasa journalist, inherited a third of Folha de S. Paulo from his father, Octávio Frias, in 2007. His accumulated assets are US$1.2 billion, and the business is currently run by his brother, Luiz Frias.
  • Clóvis Ermírio de Moraes, heir to Votorantim, founded by his grandfather José Ermírio de Moraes. The accumulated assets are US$ 1.1 billion.
  • Carlos Eduardo M. Scripillitialso heir to the founder of Votorantim, with assets of US$1.1 billion.
  • Regina Helena S. Vellosowith assets of US$1.1 billion, also coming from Votorantim.

The article is in Portuguese

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