September 25, 2022
Meet the new Brazilian billionaires - Época Negócios

Meet the new Brazilian billionaires – Época Negócios

Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Degobras, founders of BRICS (Image: Disclosure)

In 2022, seven Brazilians entered the billionaire category, according to Forbes magazine. The founder of petrochemical company Unigel, Henri Armand Slezynger, 86, is the richest among the newcomers, with an estimated net worth of R$17.2 billion. The businessman was born in Belgium, but naturalized at the age of three.

+ Who are the top 10 billionaires in Brazil?

The youngest entrants in this year’s Forbes rankings are Henrique Dubograss, 26, and Pedro Franceschi, 25, founders of fintech Brex. Each one amassed a fortune of 7.15 billion R$, as a result of a 28% stake in the company.

+ The 10 richest women in Brazil in 2022

Cristina Junqueira, 38, is the only Brazilian woman to debut in the Billionaires Club this year. She has a net worth of R$2.5 billion, mostly in shares of Nubank, which she founded.

+ “I got a $65 million private jet that’s a favorite of billionaires like Jeff Bezos, and I’ve seen how rich people travel.”

Meet the new 7 Brazilian billionaires:

Henry Armand Slesinger
Equity: 17.2 billion BRL
Age: 86 years old
Born: Belgium (naturalized Brazilian)
Origin of wealth: Unigel
Menu position: 15

Henrique de Beaugrass
Equity: 7.15 billion Brazilian Real
Age: 26 years old
Birthplace: São Paulo
Origin of wealth: BRICS
Menu position: 48

Pedro Franceschi
Equity: 7.15 billion Brazilian Real
Age: 25 years old
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Origin of wealth: BRICS
Menu position: 48

Cristina Junquera, co-founder of Nubank (Image: Disclosure)

Cristina Junquera, co-founder of Nubank (Image: Disclosure)

Christina Junqueira
Equity: Rls 2.5 billion
Age: 38 years
Birthplace: São Paulo
Wealth Origin: Nubank
Menu position: 138

Louise Renato Dorsky Jr
Equity: R$1.7 billion
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Parana
Origin of wealth: Madero
Menu position: 194

Wilson Fernando Romanini
Equity: 1.07 billion Brazilian Real
Age: 52 years old
Birthplace: São Paulo
Origin of wealth: Vitya
Menu position: 270

Eduardo Sintra Santos
Equity: 1 billion Brazilian Real
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Bahia
Origin of wealth: Petrorikonkavo
Menu position: 284