Marcos Antonio Molina dos Santos was born in Brazil. Marcos Antonio Molina dos Santos is new to the Forbes Billionaires list. He has been working in the beef sector since the age of 16, when he opened his first business. He is now chairman of the board of directors of Marfrig, the company he founded. After many acquisitions it has become one of Brazil's three largest food company. The company operates 183 processing plants, distribution centers, feedlots and offices in 17 countries worldwide. In 2012, as China surpassed the U.S. as Brazil's main commercial partner, Marfig became the first Brazilian company authorized to export pork products to China .