Eike Batista Profile

World Billionaire Eike Batista Profile

Eike Batista
Eike Batista
Name : Eike Batista
2015 Rank : NA      2014 Rank : NA      2013 Rank : 100
2012 Rank : 7      2011 Rank : 8

Net Worth: NA

Fortune : Self Made

Source : Mining‚ oil

Country Of Citizenship : Brazil

Residence : Rio de Janeiro‚ Brazil

Education : RWTH Aachen University‚ Drop Out

Date of Birth : November 3rd 1957

Profession : Entrepreneur

Family : Spouse(s): Luma de Oliveira (1991-2004)‚ Children: Thor Batista (b.1992)‚ Olin Batista

More About Eike Batista

Introduction

Eike Fuhrken Batista‚ popularly known as Eike Batista is the business magnate from Brazil. In the Forbes World Top Billionaire list 2010 he holds the 8th position with the net worth of $27 billion. His father was Eliezer Batista da Silva who held the mining company Vale for quite a long time. Over the years‚ Eike Batista has found lot of companies and dealt with numerous business sectors‚ but he dominates the mining sector mostly.

Eike Batista‚ the Self-made Man

Batista got into the mining business at a very early age. He had owned lots of mines from Chile to Russia. He has also founded energy‚ water‚ and steel companies. His recent venture is his oil company‚ OGX. Eike Batista feels that Brazil is going to emerge as a major oil power.

It has been always his dream to be on the top‚ to become world’s richest man. Well‚ he is on the way to it. He has always insisted that he is a self-made man and inherited no business from his father‚ "All my businesses started from zero. My father was a problem for me because he never let me near Vale."

Eike Batista has not been stranger to gossip columns‚ as in 2008‚ with allegations of gold smuggling‚ his home was raided. Batista however emerged clear denying all wrongdoing. His new IPO for shipbuilding business (OSX) is known to be the world’s largest IPO.

What more‚ Eike Batista did finance the Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic committee and helped Brazil to win the bid for 2016 Olympic Games.

Some known facts about Eike Batista 

  • Eike Batista was married to the famous Brazilian actress Luma de Oliveira who featured on the Playboy cover and is also known as the carnival queen. He had two children‚ Thor and Olin‚ with her‚ but the marriage ended in divorce in 2004.
  • Batista is particularly superstitious with numbers. He has a special fondness for the number 63‚ the sun and also for the alphabet X. In all the company names owned by him‚ these symbols‚ numbers and alphabets feature spectacularly and he believes that they have special money-attracting qualities.
  • The oil company of Batista OGX will start oil production soon. Having been created in 2007‚ this will be the first company to start oil production in such a short time.
He and his son have a special liking for speed boats. Eike Batista has a 48 foot kevlar/carbon fiber made Catamaran empowered with two 1600 horsepower twin V8 engines. The boat can go as fast as 160 miles per hour. Readmore...

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