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Eike Batista is a popular Brazilian-German serial entrepreneur. He is most well known for making and losing a fortune in mining and oil and gas industries. He has previously served as the chairman of the Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group, which was the parent company of OGX, MPX, LLX, MMX, and OSX. In 2012, he had a net worth of $35 Billion, which made him the richest person in Brazil at the time, but his net worth in 2014 came down to –$1 billion. In 2018, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for bribing the then Rio de Janeiro governor, Sérgio Cabral, to acquire public contracts.
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Eike Batista began his career in the early 1980s with diamond and gold trades. At 23 years of age, he started the gold trading firm, Autram Aurum, and after almost 18 months, the company had earned $6 Million. He is the first person to have implemented the mechanized alluvial gold mining plant in the Amazon, which marked the start of the EBX Group.
Family and Personal Life
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Eike Batista married the popular model Luma de Oliveira in 1991, but they got divorced in 2004. Together, they have two sons, Thor Batista (b. 1992) and Olin Batista (b. 1995). He then dated popular businesswoman and lawyer, Flávia Sampaio, for several years with whom he has a son, Balder (b. 2013).
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Luma de Oliveira (m, 1991; div, 2004)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Balder, Thor Batista, and Olin Batista )|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva|
|Age (as of today)||66 years|
|Date of Birth||November 3, 1956|
|Place of Birth||Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Nationality||Brazilian and German|
|Height||1.8 m, 5 feet 11 inches|
|Weight||80 kg, 176.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||-$1.2 Billion|
Height, Weight, and Age
Eike Batista's height is above average measuring 1.8 m. Eike Batista weighs 80 kg. Being born on November 3, 1956, translates to an age of 66 years as of todays date (February 4, 2023).
I can tell you that today 99% of my investments are in Brazil and will remain here.Eike Batista
You cannot exist as a $20 billion company with speculation.Eike Batista
Finding oil is a multidisciplinary science. You need a lot of people – statisticians, engineers, and geologists, of course. And what I have learned in the past 30 years is that I read people better than I read books.Eike Batista
I was educated to think maybe Brazil works, maybe it doesn’t. But I decided I am going to make this country work for my children. I am investing all my effort now in making Brazil a great country.Eike Batista
To be powerful in South America, you have to be transparent and you have to have a very clean reputation. Transparency for me today is a magic word in South America. Power comes from transparency and a track record of execution.Eike Batista