CEO of the Year
Brazil’s most famous adventure capitalist seeks to become the world’s richest man via high stakes natural resource bets. Critics are wary of his track record as a flipper. by Dan Shirai
The X Factor
Eike Batista plans to be the richest man in the world by
polishing diamonds from the rough of Brazils critical
sectors infrastructure, power, mining and oil and gas
and significantly multiplying their value. Just a few
years ago, this would have appeared woefully quixotic. But
maverick Brazilian businessman Batistas quest is
underpinned by an increasingly impressive track record, as well
as real and rapidly appreciating assets on the ground.
We are serial company makers, Batista tells
LatinFinance in an exclusive interview. Investors like to
invest in specialized vehicles dedicated to a specific
Batista typically referred to by his first name
has earned Brazilian household name status during a 30-year
career colored by daredevil sports, tumultuous personal
relationships and high stakes business gambles. Until just five
years ago, he was better known for a relationship with one of
Brazils most famous actresses and...
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