André Esteves: The Humble Billionaire
André Esteves is deploying simple concepts and hard work to take BTG Pactual global. He inspires a new generation of homegrown financial entrepreneurs.
by James Crombie
At four oclock on a rainy São Paulo afternoon in February, André Esteves is running late after a furious round of deal making. The star banker is beaming, energized and eager to talk.
BTG Pactuals acquisition of Silvio Santos 37.94% stake in Panamericano for 450 million reais is splashed all over the national front pages. Brazils top dealmaker, the 41-year-old multibillionaire Esteves, has had several sleepless nights but is nonetheless courteous, focused and jovial.
We keep a humble approach, we are simple people, Esteves tells LatinFinance in an exclusive interview. The dividends of this year will not make me change my car. I havent changed my car in the last four years, by the way, he says with a guffaw.
Esteves down-to-earth demeanor is as engaging as it is...
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