World’s richest booze billionaires

6. Carlos Alberto Sicupira

World ranking: #96

Country: Brazil

Worth: $12.5bn

Age: 69

Business: The 96th richest man in the world, Carlos Alberto Sicupira owes much of his wealth to his stake in AB InBev, in which he owns a 3% stake. He co-founded the company with fellow billionaires Jorge Paulo Lemann and Marcel Herrmann Telles, through the merger of Brazilian AmBev and Belgian Interbrew, which went on to become AB InBev.

It is now the world’s largest brewer, having merged with SAB Miller last year, and is responsible for more than 200 brands including Budweiser, Corona, Beck’s and Brahma.

The trio of billionaires also own stakes, through their private equity firm 3G Capital, in New York Stock Exchange-listed Restaurant Brands International, parent of Burger King and Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons. In 2013 3G Capital and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought H.J. Heinz & Company for $23 billion. Heinz merged with Kraft in 2015, creating KraftHeinz, the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world.

Outside of his business interests, Sicupira holds multiple world records for underwater spearfishing.

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