Américo Amorim

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Américo Amorim
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Américo Amorim in 2009
Américo Ferreira Amorim

(1934-07-21)21 July 1934
Died13 July 2017(2017-07-13) (aged 82)
Grijo, Portugal
OccupationHeir, investor
Known for50% interest in Corticeira Amorim
Net worth$4.8 billion (July 2017)[1]
Children3, including Paula Amorim

Américo Ferreira Amorim (21 July 1934 – 13 July 2017) was a Portuguese billionaire businessman, and a 50% owner of Corticeira Amorim, founded by his grandfather.

Early life[edit]

Amorim was born in Mozelos in 1934, the fifth of eight children of Américo Alves Amorim, into a "modest family".[2]


He owned a 50% interest in Corticeira Amorim, founded by his grandfather in 1870, and the world's largest producer of cork, with $650 million in sales.[1] He also had interests in finance and energy.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Américo Amorim was married to Maria Fernanda de Oliveira Ramos, the daughter of medical doctor Manuel Pinto Moreira Ramos and Maria José Nunes de Oliveira, and had three daughters, including Paula.[3] They lived in Grijó.[1]

He died on 13 July 2017.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Americo Amorim". Forbes. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b barry hatton, associated press. "Americo Amorim, thought to be Portugal's richest man, dies - ABC News". Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ Américo Ferreira de Amorim -