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
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.
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.
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