|Celebrated Name:||Eike Batista|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva|
|Age:||67 years old|
|Birth Date:||3 November 1956|
|Birth Place:||Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Nationality:||Brazilian and German|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Luma de Oliveira (m, 1991; div, 2004)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Balder, Thor Batista, and Olin Batista )|
|Is Eike Batista Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||-$1.2 Billion|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
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.
Maybe you know about Eike Batista very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Eike Batista’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Eike Batista, whose full name is Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva, was born on the 3rd of November 1956 in Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to parents, Eliezer Batista and Jutta Fuhrken. His father had previously served as the Minister of Mines and Energy in the João Goulart and Fernando Collor administrations and was a former president of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (now, Vale) as well.
His family moved to Europe when he was a teenager, although the family has also lived in Geneva, Düsseldorf, and Brussels. Coming to his education, he has studied mechanical engineering at the University of Aachen in Germany, but he didn’t complete his engineering and chose to drop out. He has also once sold insurance policies to make his living.
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).
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 3rd of November 1956, Eike Batista is 67 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 1.80 M tall, and his weight is 80 Kg.
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.
He became the CEO of TVX Gold, and in the period between 1980 and 2000, he operated eight gold mines in Brazil and Canada and a silver mine in Chile. During this time, he generated $20 billion. For the period between 2004 and 2010, he created and operated into operation the companies, MMX (mining), MPX (energy), OGX (petroleum), LLX (logistics) and OSX (offshore industry).
However, by 2013, his companies had incurred huge losses. In January of 2017, he was issued a detention order along with eight other individuals as part of Operation Car Wash. On the 3rd of July 2018, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for bribing the then Rio de Janeiro governor, Sérgio Cabral, to acquire public contracts. Apart from being an entrepreneur, he has also written the book, “The Heart of the Matter” (2011) wherein he offered tips on entrepreneurialism and shared his experiences of the business world.
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements of Eike Batista:
- He was listed as the 8th richest person in the world in 2011 by Forbes magazine in 2011.
- He was considered as the richest person in Brazil in 2009 by Forbes magazine.
Net Worth & Salary of Eike Batista in 2023
As of December 2023, Eike Batista has gathered a net worth of -$1.2 Billion. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as an entrepreneur. He began his career in the early 1980s with diamond and gold trades. 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. Apart from this, he has also written the book, “The Heart of the Matter” (2011) wherein he offered tips on entrepreneurialism and shared his experiences of the business world.
While Eike Batista didn’t take the right path, there’s no denying the fact that he has an amazing mind, and he has surely made the most of his opportunities. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for his future and hope he creates a better future for himself.