Achievements

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      Joseph Safra extended his line of investments in 2014 into bananas with the purchase of 50% of Chiquita Brands International.

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      The astute business man, Joseph Safra expanded his business by buying Bank Sarasin, a private bank in Switzerland, from Rabobank of the Netherlands, for $1.1 Billion.

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      He is well known for investing $285 Million in his transaction of office space purchase in Manhattan’s 660 Madison Avenue building.

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      Joseph Safra founded Banco Safra in 1955 and today it is counted amongst the 6th largest private bank in Brazil. He has spread the banking services throughout North and South America, and Europe.

Joseph Safra purchased the Gherkin, which is worth £700m as his lavish mansion.

The Safra group has Boeing 737-700 Business Jet as one of their asset.

Possessions

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      Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra owns the Gherkin, his one of the plush private properties located in Brazil.

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      Joseph Safra family owned Manhattan townhouses valued at $120 Million, are on the news flash for the decision of having them sold.

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      Joseph Safra has acquired the ownership rights of the Safra National Bank of New York and Banco Safra headquartered in São Paulo.

Interesting Facts

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      Joseph Safra was born to a Jewish Lebanese family in Aleppo, Syria, who had banking connections through which Joseph Safra has been able to build up a huge empire in this sector.

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      In 1977, Joseph Safra married Lily Watkins-Bendahan, he was her fourth husband.

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      Joseph Safra beckons for the richest banker in the world.

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      Joseph Safra is also a philanthropist who has donated vast amounts of money through his foundation, the Edmond. J. Safra Foundation.

The Safra Group is internationally acclaimed privately held company having more than 30,000 employees with its headquarters located in São Paulo, Brazil.