Brazilian billionaire who amassed his fortune as the CEO of the cookie, cracker and pasta company M. Dias Branco S.A. His net worth was estimated at $4.4 billion by Forbes in 2013.
He was born in Fortaleza, Brazil and inherited his company from his father, Manuel Dias Branco.
He was the first billionaire ever to hail from the northeastern region of Brazil, often considered the poorest region in the country.
He married and had several children with Maria Consuelo Leon Scott Dias Branco.
Mike Krieger is another highly-successful entrepreneur from Brazil.