The Godfathers of Modern Brazil

Overview: The brazillionaires are the key to understanding that dream; through them Brazillionaires tells the story of their country's past, present and future.

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Book Description: Longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award Wealth and power on the trail of the super-rich In 2012, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista was the eighth richest man in the world, his $30bn fortune built on Brazil’s incredible natural resources. By the middle of 2013 he had lost it all, engulfed in scandal. Brazillionaires is a fast-paced account of Batista’s rise and fall: a story of helicopter flights, beach-front penthouses and high-speed car crashes. Along the way, it tells the parallel story of Brazil itself, a country caught in the cycle of boom and bust, renewed hope and dashed promise; a country where the hyper-rich are at the heart of the economy – and where their wealth can buy immense political power. Stefan Zweig said in 1941 that Brazil was the country of the future; Brazilians joke that it always will be. Today, rampant corruption and endemic inequality threaten to derail the new Brazilian Dream. The brazillionaires are the key to understanding that dream; through them Brazillionaires tells the story of their country’s past, present and future.

Book Details

  • Title: Brazillionaires
  • Subtitle: The Godfathers of Modern Brazil
  • Authors: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Published Date: 2016-06-02
  • Category: Economics, Literary Collections
  • Ratings Count: 2
  • Average rating: 4

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