Gilbert Bigio

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Gilbert Bigio is a Haitian billionaire and retired businessman. He is the wealthiest person in Haiti. He is also the de facto leader of Haiti's Jewish community and an honorary consul to Israel.[1][2][3]

Early years[edit]

Bigio is from a Sephardic Jewish family of Syrian descent, whose family emigrated to Haiti in 1896. Ever since, the family has been involved in commercial activities all throughout the country.[4]


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  2. ^ "Scenes From The Haiti Relief Mission". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Haiti". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  4. ^ Hall, Michael R. (2012). "Historical Dictionary of Haiti". p. 120. ISBN 9780810875494. Retrieved 2 February 2015.