lunes, 24 de enero de 2011

Eike Batista History

Born in Brazil, Batista spent most of his childhood in Europe. He lived in Germany from 1969 to 1980, and began studying engineering at the University of Aachen, but left the university without completing their studies. In 1980, he returned to Brazil to start a company and trade gold in the Amazon. Shortly after he joined the Canadian mining company TVX Gold, which makes and after losing a fortune, before eventually selling its stake in the company for $ one billion dollars in 2000. After re-invested in several businesses, including mining. Much of his fortune was made of OGX, an oil and gas company founded in 2007.

His father, Elicer Batista, was the creator of Cia. Vale do Rio Doce (privatized in 1997 and recently renamed Vale), natural resources giant that became one of the great myths of Brazil's development.

LLX created in 2006, specializing in logistics, MPX, which is under construction or study seven thermal power projects in Brazil and Chile, and BFX, focused on reforestation and charcoal production for use as fuel.

In 2010, he became the richest person in Brazil, with an estimated fortune of U.S. $ 27.0 billion, becoming the fourth richest people living in the Americas and the eighth richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine.

"Mr. Carlos Slim will have to invent a new race car to catch up," said Batista in an article published today by the British newspaper The Guardian. In December 2010.

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