World’s richest booze billionaires

9. Walter Faria, Brazil

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In 1998 Walter Faria bought Grupo Petropolis which went on to become one of Brazil’s largest beer and beverage companies. Petropolis’ Itaipava beer is the country’s second biggest seller after Skol, made by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Prior to Grupo Petropolis, Faria worked as a distributor for Schincariol, a Brazilian brewer bought by Japan’s Kirin Holdings in 2012.

Worth: $3.8bn

Forbes rich list: #396

One Response to “World’s richest booze billionaires”

  1. Kacy Turner says:

    Wouldn’t Warren Buffet still make the list since he’s now owner of several American alcohol beverage distributors?

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