As per our current Database, Jorge Paulo Lemann is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, Jorge Paulo Lemann is 80 years, 9 months and 2 days old. Jorge Paulo Lemann will celebrate 81rd birthday on a Wednesday 26th of August 2020. Below we countdown to Jorge Paulo Lemann upcoming birthday.
Jorge Paulo Lemann’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.
Jorge Paulo Lemann was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
In 1939, Lemann was born in Rio de Janeiro to Paul Lemann, a Swiss immigrant, who founded the dairy manufacturer, Leco, and Anna Yvette Truebner, a Brazilian of Swiss origin. Lemann attended the American School of Rio de Janeiro.
His Father died in a bus accident in 1953, when Lemann was 14.
From 1961 to 1962, he worked as a trainee at Credit Suisse in Geneva. In 1966, the first company in which Lemann had equity interest, a lending company called Invesco, went bankrupt. Lemann had a 2% equity stake. In 1971, Lemann, Carlos Alberto Sicupira and Marcel Herrmann Telles founded the Brazilian investment banking firm Banco Garantia. Undaunted by a market crash that came only weeks later, Lemann was eventually able to build Garantia into one of the country's most prestigious and innovative investment banks, described in Forbes as "a Brazilian version of Goldman Sachs." Lemann and his partners now help to control AB Inbev as members of its board of Directors.
From 1990 to 2001, he served as a member of the board of Directors of Companhia Cervejaria Brahma. Lemann is a Director of Endeavor's Brazil office. Endeavor is an international non-profit development organization that finds and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Later he and his partners, who founded private equity company GP Investimentos, bought control of two Brazilian breweries (Brahma beer and Companhia Antarctica Paulista) that became AmBev. In 2003 AmBev had a pretax profit margin of 35 percent on sales of US$2.7 billion. By 2004, it controlled 65 percent of the Brazilian beer market and almost 80 percent of Argentina's, with monopoly positions in Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia.
In 1994, he suffered a heart attack, at age 54. Following the Asian financial crisis, Banco Garantia was sold to Credit Suisse First Boston in July 1998 for $675m.
In 1999, several gunmen attempted to kidnap his children on their way to school. The incident prompted Lemann to relocate permanently to Switzerland. According to a report," his children still attended school that day and Lemann was only a little late to the office."
AmBev merged with Interbrew of Belgium in August 2004. The stock of the combined firm, InBev, rose 40 percent during 2005. InBev then announced it would buy the American brewer Anheuser-Busch in 2008 for $46 billion in a highly controversial deal, making it the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch Inbev (abbreviated as AB Inbev) securing Lemann's status as one of the new "Kings" of beer.
Lemann married twice and has a total of six children. He usually spends his time between São Paulo, Rapperswil-Jona on Lake Zurich, where his family lives, and St. Louis. His first wife was Maria de Santiago Dantas Quental, a psychoanalyst who died in April 2005 aged 60. His second wife is Susanna Lemann, who has given birth to three of his children.
Lemann is a co-founder of Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, which owns brands such as Burger King, Anheuser-Busch and Heinz. In September 2010, 3G launched a $4 billion bid, at a 45% premium over market, for all the stock of Burger King. "3G was advised in the BK offer by Lazard, J P Morgan Chase, Barclays Capital and the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. 3G already has some experience in burgers and fries, having previously invested in Wendy’s." Together with Berkshire Hathaway, 3G Capital acquired the H. J. Heinz Company for $28 billion in 2013. Its new CEO Bernardo Hees is a former manager of Burger King. The same group announced the merger of Kraft Foods with Heinz in March 2015.
Lemann rarely gives interviews or appears publicly, and is little known in the United States. However, according to Bloomberg, in Brazil, Lemann is considered a "business-class hero", "the wiry, white-haired conglomerateur who’s part Buffett, part Sam Walton, part Roger Federer."