When Vicky Safra was only 17 years old, she met Joseph Safra and the two got married. Joseph Safra has 180 years old banking business.
Today we will learn about Vicky Safra, the richest woman in the world. At this time she is the only mistress of Safra fortune. The story of Vicky Safra is very interesting. When Vicky Safra was only 17 years old (now 68 years old), she was married to Joseph Safra, a famous Brazilian businessman. Vicky was originally from Greek, but in the 1950s her family moved from Greek to Brazil. It was there that Joseph and Vicky met.
The banking business of the Safra family is about 180 years old. His ancestors started the banking business in 1840. In 1953 the Safra family shifted to Brazil. Joseph was born in Lebanon in 1938, and after moving to Brazil in 1953, he became a Lebanese Brazilian. It was there that Vicky and Joseph met and then both got married. Joseph died in December 2020 at the age of 82. Vicky and Joseph spent most of their time in Switzerland.
Joseph and Vicky have four children. After Joseph’s death, control of the business went to Vicky Safra. His control is commanded by Switzerland’s J. Safra Sarasin and Brazil’s Banco Safra. The total assets of these two banks are around $90 billion. Apart from this, the Safra family also has a huge business in real estate. There are family properties in famous places of the world, including London’s Gherkin building and New York’s 660 Madison Avenue.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the net worth of Vicky Safra and her children is $16.2 billion. Talking about the family business, Jacob Safra, the elder son of Vicky and Joseph, looks after the international operations of the group business. The youngest son David handles the Brazilian business. Two more children are not involved in the family business and they are doing something according to their career.
As long as Joseph was alive, he took care of the family business very well. In August 2020, Forbes reported his net worth as $22.8 billion and he was the 52nd richest person in the world. The Safra family is the richest family in Brazil. In 2013, Joseph understood the importance of real estate and bought dozens of properties in America, Europe. In 2014, he bought the Gherkin building in London for 700 million pounds.