Joseph Safra: World’s Wealthiest Banker is Brazilian

Safra is the descendant of a long bloodline of bankers, who financed and exchanged currency and gold among merchants from Europe, the Ottoman Empire, Africa, and Asia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Averse to risk, Joseph built an empire that he tries to pass on to his children. Discreetly, like everything in his life.

Full name: Joseph Yacoub Safra
Occupation: Banker
Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon
Year of Birth: 1938
Fortune: US$20.4 billion

Who is Joseph Safra

The wealthiest man in Brazil was not born here. Banker Joseph Safra was brought into this world in Beirut, Lebanon, and left his native country to pursue a life in Latin America, following his family's trade.

Safra is the descendant of a long bloodline of bankers . . .

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