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]

Américo Ferreira Amorim (21 July 1934 – 13 July 2017) was a Portuguese industrialist and businessman. He was ranked by Forbes as the 385th richest person in the world in January 2015.[1]

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.[3] They lived in Grijó.[1]

He died on 13 July 2017.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "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 -