Edson de Godoy Bueno’s profile picture

Edson de Godoy Bueno

Edson de Godoy Bueno’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.9 Billion
Industry: Health care
Country: Brazil
Children: 2
Education: Medical Doctor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Edson de Godoy Bueno was born in Brazil. Brazil's richest healthcare billionaire, Edson de Godoy Bueno, died on February 14, 2017. He was 73 years old; the cause was reported to be a heart attack. Bueno was the largest individual shareholder in U. S. insurer UnitedHealth Group, with just under 1% of the company. With his ex-wife Dulce Pugliese de Godoy Bueno, he cofounded Brazilian health insurer and hospital operator Amil in 1972. UnitedHealth Group bought a 90% stake in Amil in 2012 for $4.9 billion in cash. As part of the deal, Edosn Bueno joined UnitedHealth's board; he also purchased UnitedHealth shares. The son of a truck driver, Bueno decided to become a doctor at age 14 and studied for a medical degree at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro while working at a struggling clinic, which he bought before graduating in 1971. He also owned shares in Dasa, the largest chain of medical diagnostic laboratories in Latin America. Bueno, who remarried, is survived by his wife and two children, including his son Pedro, who is the CEO of DASA.


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