Meet the billionaire food and beer investor who is the richest man in Brazil

The food business is a lucrative sector with few but powerful players. Most times, people only know big food brands without knowing the names behind them. Today, we are going to look at a food investor who is currently the richest man in Brazil.

Meet Jorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann is Brazil’s richest man with a net worth of $20.3 billion according to Forbes. His biggest sources of wealth include his large stake in the world’s largest brewer, AB InBev and stakes in other major global food brands. He attended Harvard University and its business school where he studied Economics.

Lemann started his career as an intern in the Swiss finance firm, Credit Suisse and later, ventured into the world of investment banking.

His first investment was a 2% stake in a company called Invesco, in 1966, but the company later went bankrupt.

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