Marcelo Claure Net Worth
Marcelo Claure Net Worth: Marcelo Claure is a Bolivian businessman and CEO who has a net worth of $20 million. Born in 1970 in La Paz, Bolivia, Marcelo Claure lived in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala before studying at Massachusetts' University of Lowell. He earned his economics and finance degree from nearby Bentley University in 1993. Claure returned to his hometown and began working in marketing with the Bolivian Football Federation. He moved back to the United States two years later to buy cell phone company USA Wireless. Claure sold the business within a year and started working for Small World Communications. In 1997, he moved to Florida where he founded Brightstar, a wireless service provider and distributor, in Miami. The brand soon went international with branches in a variety of countries. Today, the company exists in more than 50 countries and is considered one of the biggest privately held businesses in the U.S., according to "Forbes". In August of 2013, Claure agreed to become the CEO and President of Sprint, where he sat on the board of directors since the beginning of the year. Claure helped create the One Laptop Per Child campaign that attempts to distribute low-cost laptops to the world's most disadvantaged children to help jumpstart their education. He is a member of the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame and is frequently considered among the world's top Hispanic entrepreneurs. Claure has been married to his wife, Jordan Engard, since 2005. They have two children together.