Jorge Paulo Lemann


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Brazil's richest person helps control Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer manufacturer, with two partners, Marcel Herrmann Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira. Through their buyout firm 3G Capital, the trio owns Burger King, the fast-food chain they acquired in 2010. They also own retailer Lojas Americanas and real estate developer Sao Carlos.

Jorge Paulo Lemann News

  • Mondelez Names Peltz Director as Investor Seen Pushing Cuts

    Nelson Peltz, the activist investor, is joining Mondelez International Inc.’s board and probably will push the food maker to cut costs and improve profitability.

  • Heinz Names Luz Third North America Chief in 7 Months

    HJ Heinz Co. named Eduardo Luz as president of its North America division, shaking up management for the second time after Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital took over the ketchup maker.

  • Billionaires Worth $3.7 Trillion Surge as Gates Wins 2013

    The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 300 wealthiest individuals.

  • Lemann Becomes Brazil’s Richest as Beer Trumps Oil, Gold

    Jorge Paulo Lemann, the banker who now claims the title of Brazil’s richest man, built his fortune by overseeing takeovers of two icons of U.S. consumer culture: Budweiser beer and the Burger King fast-food chain.

  • Billionaire Dethrones Kings in Beer to Burgers as Batista Model

    The Burger King hamburger chain made a dramatic decision in August. It dethroned the King -- the mascot who had danced through its advertising in various guises for more than 50 years. The marketing move was made by the struggling company’s new management, appointed after it was taken private in 2010 by 3G Capital Inc., a New York-based investment firm with roots in Brazil.

  • Heinz Says Severance Cost Climbs to $300 Million

    HJ Heinz Co., the ketchup maker taken private this year by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Jorge Paulo Lemann’s 3G Capital, almost doubled its projection for severance costs after cutting more jobs.

  • Campbell Seen as Next Buffett Target Post-Heinz: Real M&A

    Campbell Soup Co., the maker of Goldfish crackers and chicken noodle soup, may be next on acquirers’ grocery lists after the $29 billion takeover of H.J. Heinz Co. this year.

  • Batista Loses Title as Brazil’s Richest to InBev’s Lemann

    Eike Batista is no longer Brazil’s richest person after shares of his natural-resource startups plunged today. The title now belongs to Anheuser-Busch InBev NV investor Jorge Paulo Lemann.

  • Three Billionaires Join Buffett for Heinz Deal

    As Warren Buffett puts as much as $13 billion into the purchase of HJ Heinz Co., the world’s fourth-richest man is relying on three other billionaires to make the deal work.

  • The World’s 200 Richest People

    Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.

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