World’s Richest Banker, Joseph Safra, dies at age 82

Brazilian who migrated from Lebanon built a business empire spanning 25 countries (credit: https://www.ft.com/content/b8def4d6-cdd8-4d65-b6c4-7c55f17b6d3e)

He was the chairman of all Safra companies, among them Safra National Bank of New York and Banco Safra headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. On August 2020, Forbes reported Safra’s estimated net worth at US$22.8 billion, the 52nd richest person in the world and richest in Brazil.