Alexandre Grendene Bartelle

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Alexandre Grendene Bartelle
Born (1950-01-23) 23 January 1950 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of Caxias do Sul
Known forCo-founder of Grendene
Net worthUS$1.86 billion[1]
RelativesPedro Grendene Bartelle (twin brother)

Alexandre Grendene Bartelle (born January 2, 1950) is a Brazilian businessman and billionaire. In 1971, co-founded sandal manufacturer Grendene with his brother, Pedro Grendene Bartelle. According to Forbes, he was worth US$1.86 billion as of May 2016.


Early life and education[edit]

Bartelle was born in Farroupilha, Rio Grande do Sul.[2] He studied at Universidade de Caxias do Sul, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Law.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Porto Alegre and has seven children.[1] In 2015, he donated funds for the construction of a veterinary hospital in Porto Alegre.[1] He owns an Amels Limited Editions 199 yacht and a Falcon 7X jet.[1]


In 1971, Alexandre and Pedro co-founded Grendene.[1] Their grandfather lent them capital to purchase plastic injection molding machines and hire five employees.[3] By May 2016, he was worth US$1.86billion.[1]


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  2. ^ "Brazilian Chamber".[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Antunes, Anderson. "Monetizing The Stars: Brazil's Savvy Shoe Man Harnesses The Power Of Celebrities To Compete With The Chinese". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-05-18.