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Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello

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Net worth 2018: $1.49 Billion
Industry: Energy
Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Country: Brazil
Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo
BIOGRAPHY

Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazil. Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello is #1652 in List Billionaires People In The World. Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello is the world's first ethanol billionaire. His sugar giant, Cosan, started out in the hum-drum world of sugar production. Over the years the company has become one of Brazil's only privately controlled energy companies and is now also in the process of expanding into railroad company America Latina Logistics. The company's origins date from 1936, when Ometto's grandparents established a sugarcane mill in Piracicaba, northwest of Sao Paulo. Ometto bought out the 23 family shareholders in 1990, and turned Cosan into Brazil's first New York Stock Exchange listed sugarcane company.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$2.1 Billion

2011

$2.5 Billion

2012

$2.7 Billion

2013

$2.6 Billion

2014

$1.9 Billion

2015

$1.4 Billion

2017

$1.4 Billion

2018

$1.49 Billion

TIMELINE
Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello is a Brazilian businessman and the Chairman of Raízen and Cosan. He is also the director of UNICA.Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello was born in Piracicaba, Brazil. He attended the University of São Paulo and interned with Unibanco. After college, he became a financial director for the Votorantim Group, thanks to his mentor Antônio Ermírio de Moraes. He sued his family for a decade to own Cosan.
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