Marcel Herrmann Telles is a Brazilian businessman and a self-made billionaire, who has an estimated net worth of $8.7 billion. Together with his longtime partners Carlos Alberto Sicupira and Jorge Paulo Lemman (who are also billionaires), he controls Anheuser-Busch InBev, which is considered to be the largest beer company in the world. The three billionaires and partners also founded an investment firm known as 3G Capital, which is mostly known for its acquisition of Burger King, which is one of the top consumer brands in the world.
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In addition, Herrmann, Lemann and Sicupira share the control of Lojas Americanas, which is a highly successful Brazilian retailer. Besides that, Herrmann was a partner of Garantia Merchant Bank between the year 1974 and 1989. He also served as the Head Trader Board Member of Burger King, Partner of GP Investmentos and Board Member of Lojas Americanas. From 1989 to 1999, Herrmann served as the Chief Executive Officer of Brahma. All through the years, he has managed to accumulate enough wealth to be featured on the Forbes World’s Billionaires List. In 2012, the magazine ranked him as the 5th richest person in Brazil and the 178th richest person in the world. In 2013, the magazine ranked him as the 4th richest person on its World’s Billionaires list.