Brazil is the seventh country with the most billionaires in the world, according to Forbes; check out the 10 richest

Brazil is the seventh country with the most billionaires in the world, according to Forbes; check out the 10 richest
Brazil is the seventh country with the most billionaires in the world, according to Forbes; check out the 10 richest
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The magazine’s latest annual list of billionaires Forbes. released this Tuesday, 2, shows that Brazil is the seventh country with the most billionaires. There are 69 super-rich people in the country, considered so because they have more than US$1 billion, or just over R$5 billion. There are 2,781 billionaires around the world.

Ahead of Brazil in the ranking of countries with the most billionaires are Italy (with 73 billionaires), Russia (120 billionaires), Germany (132 billionaires), India (200 billionaires), China (406 billionaires) and U.S (813 billionaires).

One of the five co-founders of Facebook, Brazilian Eduardo Saverin is the richest according to Forbes magazine. Photograph: B Capital via b.capital

The richest in Brazil

With a fortune of US$28 billion, Eduardo Saverinone of the founders of Facebookis the richest Brazilian in the world, according to Forbes. In the general ranking, he occupies 60th place. Second on the list appears Vicky Safra and her familywith assets of US$20.6 billion (R$104 billion).

This year’s list indicates an evolution in billionaires’ wealth. In the 2023 edition of the Forbes list, Saverin accumulated a fortune of US$10.2 billion, an amount that almost tripled (reached US$28 billion in 2024). The same happened with the Salles brothers, who each had US$3.9 billion in 2023 and now appear with US$7.6 billion (Fernando) and US$7.1 billion (Pedro), almost doubling the equity in just one year.

The Forbes survey shows that the youngest billionaire on the planet is a Brazilian: Livia Voigt, 19 years old, minority partner and heiress of Weg, with a fortune of US$1.1 billion. Her sister, Dora, 26, also appears on the list with US$1.1 billion, as well as other relatives, Eduardo Voigt Schwartz, 34, with US$1.3 billion, the same amount as Mariana Voigt Schwartz Gomes, from 38 years.

WEG specializes in the manufacture and sale of electric motors, transformers, generators and paints and analysts have already indicated that its market value exceeds R$150 billion.

Check out the list of the 10 richest Brazilians according to Forbes magazine below.

1. Eduardo Saverin

  • Net worth: US$28 billion
  • Origin of fortune: Facebook
  • Age: 42 years old

2. Vicky Safra and family

  • Net worth: US$20.6 billion
  • Origin of fortune: Financial services (Banco Safra)
  • Age: 71

3. Jorge Paulo Lemann and family

  • Net worth: US$16.4 billion
  • Origin of fortune: food, drinks and various investments (AB InBev, Kraft Heinz, 3G Capital)
  • Age: 84

4. Marcel Herrmann Telles and family

  • Net worth: US$10.9 billion
  • Origin of fortune: food, drinks and various investments (AB InBev, Kraft Heinz, 3G Capital)
  • Age: 74

5. Carlos Alberto Sicupira and family

  • Net worth: US$8.9 billion
  • Origin of fortune: food, drinks and various investments (AB InBev, Kraft Heinz, 3G Capital)
  • Age: 76

6. Fernando Roberto Moreira Salles

  • Net worth: US$7.6 billion
  • Origin of fortune: financial services (Itaú Unibanco)
  • Age: 77

7. Pedro Moreira Salles

  • Net worth: US$7.1 billion
  • Origin of fortune: financial services (Itaú Unibanco)
  • Age: 65

8. André Esteves

  • Net worth: US$6.6 billion
  • Origin of fortune: investment bank (BTG)
  • Age: 55

9. Alexandre Behring

  • Net worth: US$6.3 billion
  • Origin of fortune: finance and investments (3G Capital)
  • Age: 57

10. Miguel Krigsner

  • Net worth: US$5.7 billion
  • Origin of fortune: cosmetics (Apothecary)
  • Age: 74

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