Profession: Investor and Beer Mogul
Why Famous: The richest man in Brazil and second richest in Switzerland thanks to his stake in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer.
Lemann runs the private equity firm 3G Capital together with fellow billionaires and longtime partners Carlos Sicupira and Marcel Herrmann Telles.
The trio also have stakes in Burger King and H.J. Heinz & Company.
Lemann is also a former Brazilian tennis champion who played at Wimbledon.
- 2004-03-03 Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal forming InBev, the world's largest brewer
- 2008-07-13 Brewing company InBev announces deal to buy American brewer Anheuser-Busch for almost $52 billion