Famous Brazilian Business People

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 1 Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn
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Famous As: Former CEO of Renault & Nissan
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guajará-Mirim, State of Rondônia, Brazil

Carlos Ghosn is a French–Lebanese–Brazilian businessman who served as the CEO of Michelin North America. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault. In 1999, he saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and turned around its fortune. In 2018, he was arrested in Japan for misusing Nissan's assets. He dramatically escaped from the custody is currently an internationally wanted fugitive.

 2 Eduardo Saverin

Eduardo Saverin
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Famous As: Co-founder of Facebook
Birthdate: March 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Born into an affluent Jewish Brazilian family, Eduardo Saverin co-founded Facebook with his Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg and others in 2004. He was later involved in a lawsuit against Zuckerberg. He also renounced his U.S. citizenship and moved to Singapore, which some believe was his excuse to avoid paying taxes.

 3 Mike Krieger

Mike Krieger
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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 4 Xuxa

Xuxa
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Famous As: Brazilian Television Host, Film Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Xuxa is a Brazilian TV host, film actress, singer, and businesswoman. She began her professional career as a model and soon started doing acting gigs as well. She became a superstar in the 1980s and her TV shows were broadcast in Portuguese, English, and Spanish worldwide. She is also a successful businesswoman with a net worth estimated at US$400 million. 

 5 David Neeleman

David Neeleman
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian-born Dutch-American David Neeleman has redefined the low-cost commercial airline industry with his five airline brands, including JetBlue and Breeze Airways. A university drop-out, Neeleman had started his career as a freelance travel agent, selling package stays in Hawaii, and had then become an airline entrepreneur at 25.

 6 Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: August 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Brazilian billionaire businessman and investment banker. Lemann is credited with co-founding 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment firm, which owns brands like Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, and Heinz. In 2019, Jorge Paulo Lemann was named the world's 37th richest person by Forbes magazine, thanks to his net worth of 24.6 billion US dollars.

 7 Edmond Safra

Edmond Safra
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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: August 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: December 3, 1999
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 8 Eike Batista

Eike Batista
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: November 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 9 Joseph Safra

Joseph Safra
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Famous As: Chairperson of Banco Safra
Birthdate: September 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: December 10, 2020

 10 Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito
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Famous As: manager
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 11 Andressa Urach

Andressa Urach
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Famous As: Businessperson, Model, Dancer
Birthdate: October 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ijuí

 12 Moise Safra

Moise Safra
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria
Died: June 15, 2014

 13 Ricardo Brennand

Ricardo Brennand
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Brazil
Died: April 24, 2020

 14 Roberto Marinho

Roberto Marinho
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: August 6, 2003

 15 Graças Foster

Graças Foster
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Famous As: Business executive
Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caratinga, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

 16 Aldemir Bendine

Aldemir Bendine
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Famous As: Banking executive
Birthdate: December 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paraguaƈu Paulista, Brazil

 17 Octávio Frias

Octávio Frias
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: April 29, 2007

 18 Rafael Fragoso

Rafael Fragoso
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Famous As: Jockey
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Brazil
Died: May 17, 2020

 19 Silvio Santos

Silvio Santos
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Famous As: Businessperson, Television Host
Birthdate: December 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 20 Paola Carosella

Paola Carosella
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Famous As: Chef, Businesswoman
Birthdate: October 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 21 Ricardo Semler

Ricardo Semler
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Famous As: CEO and majority owner of Semco Partners
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Ricardo Semler is a Brazilian industrialist who is the CEO and majority owner of the company Semco Partners. The organization is known for its radical industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. His business management policies, which have helped his company increase its profits manifold, have attracted widespread interest around the world. He is also a published author. 

 22 Jan Antonín Baťa

Jan Antonín Baťa
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Famous As: Shoe manufacturer and half-brother of Tomáš Baťa
Birthdate: March 7, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Uherské Hradiště, Czechia
Died: August 23, 1965

 23 Marcelo Odebrecht

Marcelo Odebrecht
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Famous As: Former CEO of Odebrecht
Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

 24 Flávio Bolsonaro

Flávio Bolsonaro
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Famous As: Senator for Rio de Janeiro since 2019
Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 25 Patricia Abravanel

Patricia Abravanel
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Famous As: Host, Producer and Businesswoman
Birthdate: October 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

 26 Roberto Justus

Roberto Justus
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Famous As: Television personality best known for O Aprendiz, broadcast by Record, which is the Brazilian version of The Apprentice (TV series)
Birthdate: April 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

 27 José Carlos Semenzato

José Carlos Semenzato
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Famous As: Current president of SMZTO Holding de Franquias Setoriais
Birthdate: March 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cafelândia, State of São Paulo, Brazil

 28 Pedro Diniz

Pedro Diniz
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Famous As: Businessman and Former Racing Driver
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

 29 Elie Horn

Elie Horn
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Famous As: Founder and principal of Cyrela Brazil Realty
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Aleppo, Syria

 30 Luciano Huck

Luciano Huck
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Famous As: TV Host and Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

 31 Eliana Michaelichin Bezerra

Eliana Michaelichin Bezerra
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Famous As: TV Host, Businesswoman
Birthdate: November 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

 32 David Feffer

David Feffer
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Famous As: CEO and President of Suzano Papel e Celulose
Birthdate: November 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: State of São Paulo, Brazil

 33 Mario Calixto Filho

Mario Calixto Filho
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arcos, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: June 17, 2020