Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza was bornon 1955 in Brazil. Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza founded MRV Engenharia in 1979 with two partners. It's now Brazil's leading home builder with a market cap of $1.4 billion.The company started in his home state of Minas Gerais and eventually spread to Brazil's deep southern states like Parana. A sports fan, Souza sponsors F1 racer Bruno Senna and is a regular sponsor to Minas Gerais's leading football club, Atletico. His son Rafael is the company's vice president of regional operations and his daughter Maria Fernanda heads up the firm's legal department. A tennis lover, Rubens launched his own tournament in Minas, called the Rubens Close, a play on the U.S. Open. His all-time favorite tennis player: Bjorn Borg.
He has been chairman of MRV Engenharia since May 2007
He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, where he graduated in 1978
Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza (born 1955/56) is a Brazilian billionaire businessman, the co-founder in 1979 of MRV Engenharia, Brazil's leading home builder with a market capitalization of $1