See who the Brazilians are on the Forbes billionaires list in 2024 | Economy

See who the Brazilians are on the Forbes billionaires list in 2024 | Economy
See who the Brazilians are on the Forbes billionaires list in 2024 | Economy
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1 of 3 Eduardo Saverin and Vicky Safra are the two richest Brazilians in 2024, according to Forbes. — Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Arquivo and Silvana Garzaro/Estadão Conteúdo
Eduardo Saverin and Vicky Safra are the two richest Brazilians in 2024, according to Forbes. — Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Arquivo and Silvana Garzaro/Estadão Conteúdo

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is the richest Brazilian, according to Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of billionaires, published this Tuesday (2). With assets of US$28 billionhe is known for being a business partner of Mark Zuckerberg, whom he met while in college. (learn more about him below)

Saverin’s fortune got a good boost this year after Meta Platforms, parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, presented robust results in the fourth quarter of 2023 and announced the company’s first dividend distribution plan. As a result, he was far ahead of the others.

Who follows him in second place is Vicky Safra, heiress of the Safra bank and also the richest woman in the country. According to Forbes, she accumulates US$20.6 billiongiven her participation in the company following the death of her husband, Joseph Safra, in 2020.

In total, there are 69 Brazilians who make up Forbes’ annual list of billionaires in 2024. Among the main news is the presence of Livia Voigt, heiress of the machinery and equipment company WEG, who became the youngest billionaire in the world.

See below all the Brazilians who are on the Forbes list in 2024.

  1. Eduardo Saverin – US$28 billion (60th place overall)
  2. Vicky Safra – US$ 20.6 billion (94th)
  3. Jorge Paulo Lemann – US$ 16.4 billion (113th)
  4. Marcel Herrmann Telles – US$ 10.9 billion (195th)
  5. Carlos Alberto Sicupira – US$ 8.9 billion (278th)
  6. Fernando Roberto Moreira Salles – US$7.6 billion (344th)
  7. Pedro Moreira Salles – US$7.1 billion (385th)
  8. André Esteves – US$ 6.6 billion (417th)
  9. Alexandre Behring – US$6.3 billion (453rd)
  10. Miguel Krigsner – US$5.7 billion (522nd)
  11. João Moreira Salles – US$5.3 billion (572nd)
  12. Walther Moreira Salles Junior – US$5.3 billion (572nd)
  13. Jorge Moll Filho – US$4.5 billion (697th)
  14. Alceu Elias Feldmann – US$ 3.7 billion (871st)
  15. Maurizio Billi – US$ 3.6 billion (896th)
  16. Jose João Abdalla Filho – US$ 3.5 billion (920th)
  17. Joesley Batista – US$ 3.3 billion (991st)
  18. Wesley Batista – US$ 3.3 billion (991st)
  19. Lily Parisotto – US$ 2.8 billion (1187th)
  20. Alexandre Grendene Bartelle – US$ 2.6 billion (1286th)
  21. Luciano Hang – US$ 2.3 billion (1438th)
  22. Ilson Mateus – US$ 2.3 billion (1438th)
  23. Candido Pinheiro Koren de Lima – US$ 2.3 billion (1438th)
  24. Guilherme Benchimol – US$ 2.2 billion (1496th)
  25. Julio Bozano – US$ 2.2 billion (1496th)
  26. Luiz Frias – US$ 2.2 billion (1496th)
  27. Alfredo Egydio Arruda Villela Filho – US$ 2.1 billion (1545th)
  28. João Roberto Marinho – US$ 2.1 billion (1545th)
  29. José Roberto Marinho – US$ 2.1 billion (1545th)
  30. Roberto Irineu Marinho – US$ 2 billion (1623rd)
  31. Edir Macedo – US$ 2 billion (1623rd)
  32. Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela – US$ 1.9 billion (1694th)
  33. Jayme Garfinkel – US$ 1.9 billion (1694th)
  34. Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza – US$ 1.9 billion (1694th)
  35. Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello – US$ 1.9 billion (1694th)
  36. Sasson Dayan – US$ 1.7 billion (1851st)
  37. Carlos Sanchez – US$ 1.7 billion (1851st)
  38. David Feffer – US$ 1.6 billion (1945th)
  39. Jose Roberto Ermirio de Moraes – US$ 1.5 billion (2046th)
  40. Jose Ermirio de Moraes Neto – US$ 1.5 billion (2046th)
  41. Daniel Feffer – US$ 1.5 billion (2046th)
  42. Jorge Feffer – US$ 1.5 billion (2046th)
  43. Ruben Feffer – US$ 1.5 billion (2046th)
  44. Neide Helena de Moraes – US$ 1.5 billion (2046th)
  45. Arthur Grynbaum – US$ 1.4 billion (2152nd)
  46. Cristina Junqueira – US$ 1.4 billion (2152nd)
  47. Antonio Luiz Seabra – US$ 1.4 billion (2152nd)
  48. Ivan Müller Botelho – US$ 1.3 billion (2287th)
  49. José Isaac Peres – US$ 1.3 billion (2287th)
  50. Eduardo Voigt Schwartz – US$ 1.3 billion (2287th)
  51. Mariana Voigt Schwartz Gomes – US$ 1.3 billion (2287th)
  52. João Alves de Queiroz Filho – US$ 1.2 billion (2410th)
  53. Maria Consuelo Dias Branco – US$ 1.2 billion (2410th)
  54. Maria Frias – US$ 1.2 billion (2410th)
  55. Lucia Maggi – US$ 1.2 billion (2410th)
  56. Anne Werninghaus – US$ 1.2 billion (2410th)
  57. Clovis Ermírio de Moraes – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  58. Pedro Grendene Bartelle – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  59. Liu Ming Chung – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  60. Itamar Locks – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  61. Blairo Maggi – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  62. Carlos Pires Oliveira Dias – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  63. Vera Rechulski Santo Domingo – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  64. Carlos Eduardo M. Scripilliti – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  65. Regina Helena S. Velloso – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  66. Livia Voigt – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  67. Dora Voigt of Assisi – US$ 1.1 billion (2545th)
  68. Sweet Pugliese by Godoy Bueno – US$ 1 billion (2692nd)
  69. Hugo Ribeiro – US$ 1 billion (2692nd)

2 of 3 Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (right) and Darius Cheung co-founder of BillPin and co-founder CEO of tenCube acquired by McAfee attend 99.co’s second anniversary and 99PRO launch in Singapore on May 26, 2016. — Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/File
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin (right) and Darius Cheung, co-founder of BillPin and co-founder CEO of tenCube acquired by McAfee, attend the second anniversary of 99.co and the launch of 99PRO in Singapore on May 26, 2016. — Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/File

Saverin was born in 1982 in the city of São Paulo, but was raised in the United States. He graduated in economics from Harvard, where he met Zuckerberg and helped create Facebook in 2004. His fortune came from a minority stake in the company, which would grow years later.

In the following years, Saverin and Zuckerberg disagreed about the company’s direction. The conflict ended up in court and was portrayed in the film “The Social Network” (2010), in which Saverin is played by actor Andrew Garfield.

The Brazilian made the initial investment necessary to start the company’s operations, according to the book “Milionários Acidentais”, by Ben Mezrich, published in 2012.

He first appeared on the Forbes billionaires list in 2011, after Facebook’s IPO, which increased the value of his shareholding.

Bernard Arnault, the richest in the world

3 of 3 Bernard Arnault, CEO of the LVMH group, in a photo from January 2020 — Photo: Thibault Camus/AP/Arquivo
Bernard Arnault, CEO of the LVMH group, in a photo from January 2020 — Photo: Thibault Camus/AP/Arquivo

Frenchman Bernard Arnault, president of the luxury group LVMH, leads the annual Forbes 2024 billionaire rankings.

Arnault occupies the lead, with US$233 billion in assets, an increase of US$22 billion compared to last year. To calculate billionaires’ net worth, Forbes uses stock prices and exchange rates as of March 8, 2024.

Arnault had reached the top for the first time in 2023, surpassing Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. Today, Musk is in second place, with US$195 billion in assets. Bezos fills the podium right behind, with US$194 billion. (see top 10 below)

The first woman on the list is French businesswoman Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, heiress of L’Oréal. At the end of the year, it is in 15th place, with US$99.5 billion.

According to Forbes, there are now more billionaires than ever: there are 2,781 in total, and 141 more than last year. This is a new record, surpassing the highest number in the historical series in 2021 by 26.

“They are richer than ever, worth US$14.2 trillion in total, an increase of US$2 trillion compared to 2023 and US$1.1 trillion above the previous record, also set in 2021”, says the Forbes.

Furthermore, the fortunes of two-thirds of the world’s billionaires rose in the 2024 list. Only a quarter of them became “poorer” compared to last year.

See the top 10 among the richest in the world:

  1. Bernard ArnaultCEO of LVMH, controller of the fashion house Louis Vuitton, with US$233 billion
  2. Elon MuskCEO of Tesla, with US$195 billion
  3. Jeff Bezosfounder of Amazon, with US$194 billion
  4. Mark Zuckerbergco-founder of Meta, with US$177 billion
  5. Larry Ellisonco-founder of Oracle, with US$141 billion
  6. Warren Buffettmega-investor, with US$133 billion
  7. bill Gatesfounder of Microsoft, with US$128 billion
  8. Steve Ballmerformer CEO of Microsoft, with US$121 billion
  9. Mukesh Ambanifounder of Reliance Industries, with US$116 billion
  10. Larry Pageco-founder of Google, with US$114 billion

See who are the billionaires who became richest in 2023

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