Philanthropy in Brazil
No.1: Jorge Paulo Lemann
Set up the Fundacao Estudar but also the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois through a $14 million donation and a professorship named after him at Harvard Business School.
No.2: Aloysio de Andrade Faria
Aloysio built Banco Alfa, now Brazil’s 22nd largest bank; owns Agropalma, Latin America’s biggest palm oil producer (which also makes biodiesel); and owns C&C, a chain of home improvement stores. Originally trained as a pediatrician, he gives primarily to healthcare causes.