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Post Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazil's Richest Man
Created by John Eipper on 06/08/16 5:13 AM

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Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazil's Richest Man (Henry Levin, USA, 06/08/16 5:13 am)

It should also be mentioned that Anheuser-Busch InBev (formerly AmBev) is largely owned by the richest man in Brazil, Jorge Paulo Lemann. He is said to be worth about $32 billion. Unlike the normal description of a man of such wealth, he is a kind and astute individual devoted to the improvement of society and the situation of the poor. His foundation gives considerable philanthropy, including a devotion to public education and social development in Brazil.

Martin Carnoy and colleagues (WAISer Chiqui Ramírez can give more detail) at Stanford have received about $20 million devoted to upgrading Brazilian education through a program of research and Fellows (includes females) from Brazil. Jorge Paulo stays on top of these endeavors through detailed visits and involvement. His foundation has also established centers at Harvard, Columbia, and Illinois with different foci.

See: http://www.fundacaolemann.org.br/lemann-foundation/


His name is pronounced like lemon.

JE comments: Wikipedia tells us that Lemann divides his time between São Paulo, Switzerland (his parents were of Swiss origin), and St Louis, where he oversees the A-B empire.  He is also the former national tennis champion of Brazil.

Jorge Paulo Lemann:  truly the King of Beers.  ('Tis a good thing, by the by, that he didn't decide to make cars.  Imagine driving a "Lemann.")

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