Industrialist who was named the wealthiest man in Portugal in 2004.
He dropped out of college to take over the family construction business at age 19 after his father died.
He donated 500,000,000 euros to establish the Champalimaud Foundation in an effort to support biomedicine research.
He took over his uncle's cement company as well as his father's construction company.
He and Bernard Arnault were two of the world's richest people.