1 Eike Batista: wealth: $7.5 billion.
Eike Batista is the son of former mining minister of Brazil. He is a college dropout and one-time champion offshore powerboat racer who made a fortune from iron-ore mining. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, is divorced (formerly married to Playboy cover girl), has 52 years old and 2 children.
2 Joseph Safra wealth: $7.0 billion.
Joseph Safra cut financial ties with his older brother Moise in mid-2006. He lives in Sao Paulo, is 70 years old, is married and has 4 children.
3 Jorge Paulo Lemann wealth: $5.3 billion.
Jorge Paulo Lemann is a onetime tennis champion who played at Wimbledon. He made his money from banking and beer. Lemann lives in Sao Paulo, has 69 years old, is married and has 5 children.
4 Aloysio de Andrade Faria wealth: $3.1 billion.
Aloysio de Andrade Faria made his money from banking. He lives in Sao Paulo, is married and has 5 children. Aloysio is 88 years old.
5 Dorothea Steinbruch & Family Wealth: $3.0 billion
Dorothea Steinbruch & family got the money from an inheritance.
6 Antonio Ermirio de Moraes Wealth: $2.8 billion.
Antonio Ermirio de Moraes is a Brazilian businessman who is the chairman of the Votorantim Group. He lives in Sao Paulo and has 9 children. Antonio is 80 years old.
7 Marcel Herman Telles wealth: $2.4 billion.
Marcel Herman Telles made his money from banking and beer. He lives in Sao Paulo and has 2 children. Telles is married and he is 59 years old.
8 Moise Safra wealth: $2.1 billion.
Moise Safra cut financial ties with his younger brother Joseph in mid-2006. He lives in Sao Paulo and he is married and has 74 years old.
9 Carlos Alberto Sicupira wealth: $2.1 billion
Carlos Alberto Sicupira made a fortune from banking and beer. He is 61 years old, has 3 children and lives in Sao Paulo.
10 Abilio dos Santos Diniz wealth of $1.5 billion.
Abilio dos Santos Diniz is 72 years old