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Portugal's Rich List published by Forbes

yachtThe richest people in Portugal are, for the most part, men over 60, according to the list of Forbes Portugal.

But in the new ranking there are two ‘unicorns’ and five women - including the head of the richest family in the country- that of Maria Fernanda Amorim whose wealth weighs in at €54.5 billion held as shares in Galp Energia and the original cork business, Corticeira Amorim.

 

In the second position comes Alexandre Soares dos Santos and family, with assets of €3.4 billion held primarily in Jerónimo Martins and Walk'in Clinics stock.

Vítor Manuel da Silva Ribeiro and family, struggle by with €1.4 billion, a fortune derived from the family construction business Alves Ribeiro Construcción, Banco Invest and Mundicenter.

Vasco de Mello and his family, hold €1.2 billion in José de Mello Saúde and road company, Brisa.

Closing the top five is Pedro Queiroz Pereira, whose main assets are Semapa and the Hotel Ritz, a value of €1.13 billion.

Forbes Portugal has for the first time drawn up a national ‘rich list’ showing the top 45 families have assets equivalent to 13% of the country’s GDP, around €24 billion.

Comments  

0 #12 Denby 2018-07-12 09:38
RCK,
Why did you travel on a bridge (many times by car and train), when the ADN and the Portugal news have been putting out the news for month's now, that the bridge is "allegedly unsafe".
However, I have found that Persons the American engineering company that has been awarded the contract to assist the Infrastructure of Portugal (IP) to carry out maintenance on the bridge and have stated that they have carried out a preliminary safety survey on the bridge and have found that the bridge is completely safe to travel on.
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-1 #11 RCK 2018-07-11 22:49
Quoting Denby:
RCK,
I have driven on both,and you are correct the EN124 is in extremely bad condition.
Have you drove on the 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisboa, I have been on this magnificent bridge last week and every time I go across it, I am in awe of this wonderful structure.


Yes, I have driven over the bridge many times and latterly last month by train into Lisbon. I am pleased you are in awe of the wonderful structure. It would have been nicer on the other hand not to have heard beforehand about the ‘cracks, fissures and loose screws” and the estimated 20 million Euros and 2 year + timescale needed to put the bridge back into a state fit for purpose. The mind boggles at the delay in these works and the possible dangers to the general public. One can only hope that the works are carried out before there is any sort of structural failure with all that this may entail. This information was apparently held back for 3 years. Hardly inspiring is it? DW has made a fair point me thinks, contrary to your rather optimistic viewpoint
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-1 #10 Charly 2018-07-11 22:44
Might it be possible Denby is on the Ministery of Propaganda's payroll ?
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0 #9 Denby 2018-07-11 19:14
RCK,
I have driven on both,and you are correct the EN124 is in extremely bad condition.
Have you drove on the 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisboa, I have been on this magnificent bridge last week and every time I go across it, I am in awe of this wonderful structure.
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0 #8 Malcolm.H 2018-07-11 13:43
Ed: Perhaps a more accurate title for this piece is Portugal's State Capturers. As dw points out - these are declarations related to shareholdings, usually the families business amassed during Salazars time and which continuing amassing since. So leaving out the significantly wealthy and well connected Portuguese who are not so obvious.
For enthusiasts, there are strong indications of state capture when following the Swissleaks, which showed those Portuguese tax evaders who could not be trusted to pay their rightful tax then being 'trusted' to settle a small % of what they owed Portugal on condition their ID was not known to Financas ! So can we ordinary folk - or the Portuguese taxman - have any confidence that these habitual evaders are not back evading taxes again ?
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0 #7 RCK 2018-07-11 12:28
Quoting Denby:
The EN125 is the only road that was crumbling, all other roads in Portugal are in great shape.
The health service is good too and education from what I believe is not in bad shape either.


Never driven on the N124 to Silves then or heard of the 25 de Abril Bridge dilapidations?
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0 #6 Poor Portugesa 2018-07-11 08:24
Heigh ho! There you go! 50BN+ OIL; 3BN+; then 1BN+ each the last 3... BUT ... Brisa???
We don't hear much about Banco Invest, do we? :-?
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-2 #5 Denby 2018-07-11 07:14
The EN125 is the only road that was crumbling, all other roads in Portugal are in great shape.
The health service is good too and education from what I believe is not in bad shape either.
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+3 #4 dw 2018-07-10 22:52
And this is just the private wealth they declare. Much more will be hidden in offshore secrecy jurisdictions. No wonder the roads are crumbling and public education and health systems are on the verge of collapse.
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+1 #3 Maximillian 2018-07-10 20:12
Documentary "donos de Portugal": https://vimeo.com/40658606 worth viewing.
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