Kraft and Heinz are coming together in a massive merger that will create the fifth-largest food company in the world. Two investment firms are behind it, Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.

Of course you know Berkshire is helmed by legendary investor Warren Buffett, but you may be less familiar with 3G. It is helmed by the richest Brazilian in the world, Jorge Lemann.

Or as Buffett likes to call him, "Georgie Paolo."

Lemann has gone from journalist to national tennis champion to banker and now billionaire investor.

"Money is simply a way of measuring if the business is going well or not, but money in and of itself doesn't fascinate me," Lemann said in January 2008, according to an interview published in HSM Management magazine. He declined to comment for this story.

Shows you that he's just in it for the love of the game.

Lemann was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1939. His father was a Swiss businessman who immigrated to Brazil in the 1920s.

He left Brazil to attend Harvard, earning his bachelor's degree in economics in 1961. Lemann still has a great relationship with Harvard, helping Brazilian students study there and setting up scholarships.

After Harvard, Lemann's life was a mixed bag. He trained at Credit Suisse for a while and worked as a journalist at Brazil's third-oldest paper, Jornal do Brasil.

He was also a tennis champion. Lemann was Brazil's national champion five times. He represented Brazil and Switzerland (he has dual citizenship) in the Davis Cup. He also made it to Wimbledon.


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